ELYRIA, Ohio - It has been in the business of selling cameras for more than 60 years but soon Loomis Camera in Elyria will close up shop.
91-year-old Howard Foxman confirmed that he will close the store soon, probably within the next five weeks.
The Broad Street business has been a fixture to the downtown square for decades.
Foxman told WEWS that there were circumstances that prompted his decision to close.
Earlier this year, a fire in a neighboring building resulted in smoke damage to Loomis. The insurance company involved wants Loomis moved for at least a month so work can be done on the building. But Foxman said he's too old for temporary move locations.
Foxman won't stay idle though. He plans to continue selling his cameras on eBay.
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