SAN FRANCISCO — Citrus Mall is closing its doors in the coming weeks, the company announced Wednesday.
The company announced the closing of Citrus Blossom, a popular boutique that has been the center of a growing local citrus industry.
“Due to our industry’s downturn, we have decided to make this difficult decision to close our flagship store in the area,” the company said in a statement.
“Our passion for our community, the work we do and the work of our employees will continue at our other locations, including our flagship location at the corner of 12th and Market streets in San Francisco.
We are grateful for the community support we have received from so many, including the hundreds of thousands of people who have visited our store during our closure and donated to our cause.
We appreciate all of the people who worked hard to support our efforts, and we look forward to our future.”
The closure comes after Citrus Boom, a neighborhood store that had become a destination for visitors and locals alike, closed its doors last month.
Citroen said in an interview with ABC News’ Brian Ross in April that it was time for Citrus Bloom to close.
It’s closing, we are really just at the beginning stages of its demise, he said.
Citrus is a brand that has long been in San Franciscans hands.
We have been around here for generations.
We were a part of the community for a long time, and now it’s time to end.
We were very excited about our future and the opportunity to build something new and something great.
Now it’s going to be a little more sad.
Ceramic Bliss, located at 11th and Main Streets, will be shuttered in June, but that won’t stop the city from trying to lure in new businesses.
The city has issued an application to the Federal Trade Commission to sell the properties it bought to redevelop the old Citrus mall.
The sale is expected to be finalized later this year.
Cherries and other citrus fruits, including strawberries, orange peels, grapes and citrus berries, will remain open in the Citrus Mills, a building at the intersection of Market Street and 12th Avenue that’s home to several restaurants and retail stores.
The Cherry Blossom store was one of the city’s earliest citrus destinations.
The retail space was named Citrus Hall.
It was home to popular fruit stand and the fruit and spice stand.
The Citrus Ball was one the first of its kind in the United States, opening in 1962.
The new store will close at the end of June, the San Francisco Public Library said.