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The Mountain View gets ready to close its doors for good

Published Sunday June 26

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In its fourty years on Bascom Avenue, the longtime Campbell institution has resisted the pressure to modernize like other surplus shops that have shifted to selling more brand-name clothing and commercial goods.

Valid to its roots, The Mountain View primarily sells military-issue items.

I am of the belief you can not make it brick and mortar anymore, Roger said. He currently sells World War II and Vietnam War collectibles on eBay and plans to continue that after the store closes.

We felt we could make a living and be different than the and Roger said. We wanted to keep that uniqueness even though we realized that meant we were not captivating to the mass market.

Article length: About 700 words.
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