Nampa store closing after 69 years in business

NAMPA -- A longtime Nampa clothing store will close its doors for good this week.

Nafziger Men's Store is shutting down after 69 years in downtown Nampa.

The store on First Street South was opened back in 1946 by Howard Nafziger and Chuck Banks.

And for a time there was also a Caldwell location.

The store had several owners throughout the years.

The current owner, David Lancaster, began working there 56 years ago as a part-time salesman.

He says the decision to close was a tough one, but ultimately it was time to retire.

"We have a problem - men don't dress up as good as they used to. And that's kinda slowed things down, but you know people still like nice suits and sport coats and there's still business to be done, but it's time for me to go down the road," said Lancaster. "We're just gonna have a big party. We don't have much merchandise left, just gonna say goodbye to everybody and I appreciate their business through the years."

That party will be on the last day of business -- this Wednesday. The store will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lancaster says everything must go including clothing stock, plus odds and ends like display signs, hangers, and more.


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