One of Ballard’s longest-running businesses is closing. Ballard Camera on Market St. will be calling it quits on June 30th, owner Bruce Cozens told us today.
He said the photo printing part of the business had paid the bills until the explosion of digital photography. “The switchover from analog to digital was hard enough, but the economy kicked our butt,” he said. The post office in the store shut down yesterday, and odds and ends from the camera shop are for sale. Cozens said they’ll be discounting more items in the coming weeks.
Ballard Camera opened in 1948, soon after the end of WWII. Now years later, it’s surrounded by vacant storefronts: All the Kings Flags (closed), Ballard ExPress (moved) and Scream Barbershop (closed). We asked what’s next for the Cozens family. “Well, find a way to make a living,” he said. (Thanks Stan).