A family owned Crest Hallmark store is closing it's doors after 41 years. The store is located in the Safeway shopping center at 3001 Kennewick Ave.

Owner Patrick Jilek said the closure is necessary to keep a second location in Richland open.

Jilek's parents opened five Hallmark stores in the 1960's and now the only remaining store will be the Richland store at 1765 George Washington Way.

The Kennewick store will have major markdowns on all their inventory after the holidays.

I'm so sad to see it go, I shopped there often.