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DURHAM, NC – One Thousand Fifty Eight West Club Blvd. has been the trailhead for adventure in Durham since 1995.  This Northgate Mall location served specialty outfitter Great Outdoor Provision Co. for over a decade but the retailer will close their Durham location on January 28, 2009.

“The decision to close a store is difficult, and sometimes occurs when economic conditions change,” Great Outdoor Provision Co.’s President Tom Valone said in a statement. “The relationship with Northgate Associates has been outstanding  and we have appreciated serving the Durham community at Northgate Mall.”

Great Outdoor Provision Co. and Northgate Mall worked together on several philanthropic efforts including the Annual Coat Swap and Land Trust Day. With customers support the goodwill efforts also included events for Habitat for Humanity, Scouting (both boy’s and girl’s organizations), and the Eno River Association.

“We will continue to serve Durham County residents from our Chapel Hill (Eastgate) and Raleigh (Cameron Village & Falls Village) locations,” said Valone.  “Customers will share our excitement to know that Ann Stuntz, the manager from Durham, will continue to offer her leadership and merchandising expertise as manager of the Falls Village location.”

Founded in 1972, Great Outdoor Provision Co. is a family-owned retailer of clothing and gear for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. The company has eight stores in seven North Carolina cities.