Department store closing doors after 82 years

Hughes Department Store, 1000 23rd Ave., Oroville.

Photo by Brock Hires.
Hughes Department Store, 1000 23rd Ave., Oroville.

Two historic businesses – Hughes Department Store and Hughes Warehouse — will close their doors next month.

“We’re going out of business,” owner Jack Hughes said Monday morning. “We feel bad for our employees because it’s going to be a big loss to them” and the community.

Hughes purchased the 1000 23rd Ave., and 1412 Ironwood Street businesses in 2011 “and everything was going pretty good,” he said.

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