Longtime Haight Shop 'Kids Only' To Close At End Of February

Photo: Amy Stephenson/Hoodline
By Amy Stephenson - Published on January 28, 2016.

Kids Only, the children's clothing and toy store at 1608 Haight St., will close at the end of next month, ending a tenure of over 30 years on the Haight retail corridor.

We spoke with Bruce Samson, owner of the shop, who confirmed the news and told us that signs would go up announcing the closure beginning on February 1st. Their last day in business will be either the 20th or the 21st of February.

Samson cites impending retirement as his reason for closing Kids Only, and he and his wife are looking forward to the change. "We'll do something else, we always do," he said. 

The store was originally opened at 1415 Haight St., now the site of True Clothing. In 1992, it relocated to the bigger space at 1608 Haight, where it's been ever since.

Samson said that everything in the store will be marked down 50 percent come the first of the month, and urged anyone with outstanding gift certificates to come by the shop to redeem them.

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