Hybrid Moments, a downtown Ferndale record shop and independent clothing store, announced this week that it will close its doors at the end of February.
In a message on the shop's Facebook page, owner Johnny Weeks wrote that Hybrid Moments is going on hiatus and will be back for "chapter two" in the future.
"I want to say thank you so much for all your love and support. Been nothing but great times!" he wrote in the announcement. "We are excited about the future and hope that you'll be by our side when the time comes for chapter two."
Weeks could not be reached for comment Thursday or Friday.
Ferndate Patch featured the shop in an article in 2010.
Hybrid Moments will continue to host concerts at the shop until it closes, including a show Saturday featuring Bars of Gold and Reverend. Sales will also be offered all month, according to the store's Facebook page.
Jennifer Roosenberg, executive director of the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber hopes people understand that businesses close for a variety of reasons and it doesn't necessarily mean that type of shop couldn't do well in Ferndale.
“There are plenty of thriving, vibrant businesses here in downtown,” she said.
Roosenberg said the shop's current location at 22730 Woodward Ave. is a smaller space, which is often attractive to people looking to open a business.
“I think there's definitely opportunity for the right business to go in there and thrive,” she said.
Ferndale Patch will update this story as we find out more about what Weeks and the Hybrid Moments team has planned next.