After 6 years in business, Goorin Bros. tips its hat to Haight Street

Photo: Camden Avery/Hoodline
By Camden Avery - Published on July 31, 2020.

In another blow to the retail landscape in the Upper Haight, hatmaker Goorin Bros. announced yesterday it will not reopen its store at 1446 Haight Street after the pandemic.

As we've reported, upper Haight Street is currently facing a sweep of closures that was already underway pre-pandemic, due to the combined pressures of commercial rent, foot traffic impacted by a years-long construction project, and increasing costs of staffing.

A representative didn't respond to a request for comment, so it's still not clear exactly what contributed to Goorin's decision to close. But it now joins the ranks of businesses impacted by the pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place measures, with the attendant slowdown in consumer spending.

The company will maintain its storefront in North Beach, overlooking Washington Square, and its Union Square store, at 111 Geary Street.

Both brick-and-mortar stores are currently closed under the shelter-in place order, though they're filling online orders until they reopen.

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