Tim Metos, owner of Wild Rose Mountain Sports has announced his retirement and the closing of the iconic Salt Lake Avenues bicycle and ski store he co-founded thirty-two years ago.
This Thursday, May 18th at 10am, Wild Rose will open for a Retirement and Closing Sale.
“Everything is on Sale.”
The store will be closed today (May 16th) and tomorrow (May 17th) for re-pricing at healthy discounts.
Wild Rose Mountain Sports is located at 702 3rd Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT.
Further announcements may be posted on the Wild Rose website and on their facebook page.
As for reasons behind the announcement, a number of factors weighed on the decision. At the fore-front, Metos acknowledged “it's just time.” While pressure from online competitors has made competing more difficult, in particular the erosion of margins in bicycle components, the Rose's very healthy service-side of the business and the winter-side ski business has mostly off-set growing pressure from e-commerce.
The service-side of the business will likely continue throughout June and maybe into July.
Over the years, Metos has been an important supporter of the Utah Nordic Alliance and a generous supporter of Avenue's neighborhood events and causes.
This story is evolving and will update as news becomes available.