Nearly 100 line streets for Norby's 'Quitting Business' Sale

Nearly 100 line streets for Norby's 'Quitting Business' Sale Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES (KDLM) - Norby's Department store opened today after being closed for more than a week as they prepared for their 'Quitting Business' sale.

Close to one hundred people stood in line before the doors opened at 9am. After 112 years in business, Norby's is selling everything at reduced prices until everything is gone.

Norby’s Department Store first opened in downtown Detroit Lakes on March 17, 1906. In its height the Norby’s family operated stores in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, St. Cloud, Grand Forks and Willmar.

Michael Norby, President of Norby’s Department Store said, “not many businesses can survive four generations and we’ve worked very hard, it’s not an easy decision to be made – retail and shopping patterns have changed, this is a sign of the times”.

At this time there isn’t a clear plan for the 25,000 square foot building that Norby’s has occupied for over 100 years, but Michael hopes that another retail store or stores would occupy the space.

Norby's hours during the 'Quitting Business' sale are 9-8pm today and Friday, Saturday 9-5pm and Sunday 12-4pm. Next week they plan to be open 9-7pm Monday through Friday.

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