Creve Coeur Camera, one of the midwest’s prominent camera store chains, announced the closure of its last store, located at 12747 Olive Blvd., in St. Louis, Mo. The chain had boasted of 10 area locations at its height but has closing locations over the past few years. The announcement said business’ The School of Imaging, now called “St. Louis School of Imaging,” and photo trips will continue.
At its height, roughly a decade ago, Creve Coeur Camera brought in almost $19 million in annual retail sales. By 2017 that number was $9 million, and last year it dropped to $7 million, according to Stephen Weiss, who has owned the business since October 1998.