Per the Jefferson County Daily Union on May 30, “the Nasco Retail Store has closed its doors permanently, idling 46 employees as of Saturday, May 30. Nasco officials told the Daily Union, “…product needs and shopping habits are changing, particularly in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and Nasco must change with them.”
Nasco had operated two stores until 2017, when they merged the outlet stores to make more room for administration offices. Since the closing of Shopko last year, the Nasco Catalog Outlet Store has been Fort’s largest retail store, and per Fort Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carrie Chisholm, was a popular stop for bus tours to the Fireside Dinner Theater, together with the Jones Market.
Click here for the article in the Daily Union, which includes information about Nasco’s history.