Frugal Backpacker closes Asheville store, moves online
The beloved discount outdoor gear store The Frugal Backpacker has announced that it will close its stores in Asheville and Greenville, South Carolina, as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
“Like so many small businesses, we have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of our vendors are experiencing significant and ongoing supply chain interruptions that have prevented us from being able to stock our store with the high quality frugal finds that makes our shop so unique. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to close the store,” reads an announcement distributed Tuesday, Nov. 17.
While the business hopes to someday have a storefront again, it will transition to an online model for the foreseeable future.