Pueblo’s Vac Shoppe to close after 41 years in business


Wolfgang Heyn, owner of The Vac Shoppe on North Elizabeth Road, stands at the store’s entrance exactly where a sign informs shoppers the shop will close at the stop of May well.

Soon after 41 decades repairing clogged or damaged vacuum cleaners and having stitching equipment buzzing once again, Wolfgang Heyn is closing The Vac Shoppe in Pueblo at the conclude of the month.

“The closing nail in the coffin was COVID, which impacted several of my professional accounts like eating places, resorts and church buildings,” Heyn explained. “I regret acquiring to shut, but for compact firms, the resulting exorbitant freight charges and offer chain hits have designed it a authentic challenge to remain in company.”

When Heyn has tried out to buy provides like vacuum luggage or belts, “most of the stuff was on again purchase so I just couldn’t get it in,” he discussed.

Heyn, 82, constructed a status in Pueblo as a committed, fast and regular vacuum and sewing equipment repairman, typically getting jobs carried out by the next working day.

“I satisfaction myself on executing the job within 24 hours even if I have to stay until finally midnight to get it accomplished,” Heyn informed The Pueblo Chieftain.

He started off the fix company in 1974. At the time, he and his spouse Juanita ran four outlets in Colorado Metropolis, Walsenburg, Trinidad and Raton. When the coal mines shut, they moved to Pueblo and opened the Vac Shoppe and Necchi Sewing Centre in King’s Plaza at the corner of Northern and Prairie the place Walgreens is nowadays.

“I am the last gentleman standing,” Heyn said.

The Vac Shoppe owner Wolfgang Heyn works behind the counter of his store in Pueblo, which is going out of business at the end of May after 41 years.

The Vac Shoppe proprietor Wolfgang Heyn performs behind the counter of his shop in Pueblo, which is likely out of company at the close of Could just after 41 several years.

Businesses fill the void

Listening to the information that The Vac Shoppe would close, Nathan Trujillo, owner of Kirby Enterprise of Pueblo, claimed his company just commenced supplying vacuum fix. The Kirby Organization of Pueblo has been in business enterprise for 25 many years.

“We ended up just managing Kirby, but now we are going to attempt to be servicing all makes of vacuums,” Trujillo said.

Their business enterprise hrs are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday by means of Friday and the business enterprise phone is 719-546-7878.

Heyn said the only Pueblo small business however giving sewing machine mend is To start with Stitches on Eagleridge Blvd, the cellular phone quantity for which is 719-225-8142.

The Vac Shoppe will continue to be open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday by Saturday, right up until Could 31, the store’s final working day, Heyn claimed. The business’s cellphone variety is 719-545-5561.

“I never have much to provide – there are no a lot more vacuums and I rarely have any luggage left, but I am selling my paintings for half-cost and have some little appliances I am selling far too,” he said.

“I want to thank all the folks who did company with me. I enjoy individuals and which is what I will overlook the most,” Heyn stated.

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Chieftain reporter Tracy Harmon handles business news. She can be reached by electronic mail at [email protected] or by way of Twitter at twitter.com/tracywumps.

This report at first appeared on The Pueblo Chieftain: Vacuum, sewing equipment maintenance shop in Pueblo to near right after 41 several years


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