After closing time today, Tar Heel sports fans will have one fewer place to buy merchandise of their favorite teams.
Carolina Pride sportswear, which manager John Hudson said has been at its 151 E. Franklin St. location since 1983, will close tonight. To help clear the store’s remaining inventory, all merchandise has been marked down to half off.
Hudson said employees had foreseen the closing, but had been hoping for a miracle to keep the store open.
“More money is going out than is coming in,” he said. “We’ve had a couple of weeks of moving the merchandise to close up.”
Carolina Pride is the most recent Franklin Street business to close. In March, landmark Chapel Hill restaurant Pepper’s Pizza closed, just months after Tomato Jake’s Pizzeria and Jack Sprat Cafe also shut their doors.