First we lost Clothes Contact. Then we lost Multikulti, and Thrift Town. And now yet another funky vestige of the Mission of the 90s is going away: Retro Fit. BrokeAss Stuart breaks the sad news via a Facebook announcement from longtime owner Steven LeMay.
LeMay says, "Short and simple: The rumors are true. Retro Fit received a 30-day notice to vacate 910 Valencia St... so there's that."
LeMay has run the store, which opened on Valencia Street 20 years ago, for the last 12 years. As Stuart writes, "I’ve bought numerous wigs, coats, shirts, and weird costume stuff from Retro Fit over the years, but more than anything I just loved popping in to bask in Steven’s glorious sarcasm and sass."
The landlord reportedly tripled the rent on the space to $10,000 recently, and perhaps that just became unsustainable. In any event, we don't yet know if Retro Fit may live on in a new location, but suffice it to say, the Mission just got a little less weird, and that is bad.