The Warehouse Shoe Sale shop in Echo Park is closing after 15 years in business, with management blaming slow sales as well as Dodger game-day traffic congestion that makes it difficult to reach the Sunset Boulevard store. “It’s very hard to get there,” said company district manager Lupe Campos of the Echo Park store, located in a small shopping center at the corner of Sunset Boulevard at Douglas Street near Dodger Stadium. The combination of slow sales, traffic congestion and a small parking lot has prompted the company, WSS, which owns more than 50 sporting shoe stores, to announce the upcoming closure of the store and the search for a new location nearby. However, WSS, which has posted store closing signs in the windows, has not set an official closing date yet.
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