I would like to thank all of you for your support and friendship over the many years that Eastside Equipment and Marine has been in business. We have always known that what we do would be impossible without you. I would like to let you know that I have made the decision to close Eastside Equipment & Marine as of July 31st, 2014.
This is not a bad thing. We are not victims of difficult economic times and we are not in financial trouble. In fact, quite the opposite is true. A variety of things happened and an opportunity presented itself at the same time, which led to my decision.
I have chosen to accept a job offer from Stihl Incorporated. I will be working to assist new and existing Stihl dealers to become better, more efficient retailers of the Stihl product line. My father will be retiring and hopefully taking things a bit slower.
We will not be having a “going out of business” sale. The store will be fully stocked as normal and ready to help up to the very last day of this month. In fact, we hope you do come by before the 31st to get whatever you might need or just to say goodbye. We would love to have the opportunity to thank you for your loyalty in person.
Please understand that I did not come to this decision easily. I have been contemplating this for almost seven months. In the end, I decided that this is the best thing for me and my family. The best part of this job has been the opportunity to interact with everyone who came through our doors. I will miss the time spent with each and every one of you.