The outdoor gear shop Ascent Outdoors and bike store Ascent Cycles on Ballard Ave both closed down over the weekend.
The closure was unexpected, and a brief sign on the door of Ascent Outdoors is the only message so far from the owners.
“We will miss you,” they write. “Ascent Outdoors is no longer open for business. Thank you for your support over the years.”
Those who have items on consignment at the store have been told to call them at 206-545-8810.
The company, which recently celebrated its 23rd anniversary, moved to Ballard Ave in 2001 under the name Second Bounce, which then changed to Second Ascent. The company’s bike servicing and shop moved into its own space in 2016, which became Ascent Cycles. In 2017, Second Ascent rebranded to become Ascent Outdoors and just last year, expanded to Redmond, which has also now closed.
No word yet from the owners, but we’ll update with any new information.