Wolfe’s Camera Shop in Topeka closing after 97 years in business

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TOPEKA (KSNT) – Wolfe’s Camera Shop in Topeka announced Friday they are closing their doors.

A spokesperson for the business told KSNT News this was after 97 years in business.

Rumors circulated in the past on whether or not they would shut down, with CEO Mike Worswick saying in January 2020 that Wolfe’s was looking into selling their buildings downtown.

“Wolfe’s has offered to remain a tenant for a period of time following the sale,” Worswick said. “Once the sale is complete, Wolfe’s will have decisions to make. We could move to a different location, sell our business to another company or close the store.”

Worswick later told KSNT News in May 2020 that the business had changed its mind about selling the building.

“Any plan for the sale of the buildings where Wolfe’s is located evaporated with the economic issues related to the pandemic,” Worswick said.

The business did not say Friday evening after announcing the shutdown if it had any plans for a liquidation sale.

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