After 33 years, Duluth’s Electric Fetus permanently closing

Beloved music shop Electric Fetus announced Tuesday it is permanently closing its Duluth location after 33 years in business.

The store had remained closed since March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It’s been incredible to be a part of the very special Duluth community and music scene, and we have great and loyal customers who we will miss. We thank you for your support and patronage," a statement from the shop read.

The statement goes on to say, "The onset of COVID in the spring of 2020, along with various challenges we’ve faced in Duluth — changing retail environment, the water main break, road construction, and more — has made maintaining a brick-and-mortar presence in the city an uphill climb and not viable."

Ownership plans to focus on the Minneapolis location, working to "advance and evolve that store." It will also maintain its online business.