That is really a shame, but it wasn't like you couldn't see it coming. I would stop there once a month to see if they had anything new. But like so many surplus stores, they got junked up with product that didn't move and like any retail business, you got to roll your inventory and cover your overhead!!
But it was always fun roaming through the store looking for treasures.
The Demopolis family and Marine Supply and Hardware in Anacortes is part of the early history of Anacortes, Wa. The family owned large chunks of the Anacortes water front, several miles, out to the State Ferry terminal. Mike Demopolis was running the business in the early 70's and very elderly when I met him. At that time they were the only marine supply within 40 miles! It's current run by Steve Demopolis, so yes still in the family. A fun place to visit and they do carry new products and oddities that you can't find at West Marine.