Ed’s Surplus is closing after 50 years

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Ed's Surplus - closing after 50 years

Story and photos by Jerry Pickard

Fifty years ago brothers Bob and Edward Winters opened for business as B and E Sales in downtown Seattle, selling military surplus from around the world. Uniforms, insignia, and all things military. 

Shawn Winters, 4th generation owner
They opened for business in 1958 downtown and ten years later opened their second store in Lynnwood in 1968. 

They were a family business involving sons, wives and children over the years. 

Four generations later great-grandson Shawn Winters is owner operator of the Lynnwood store. Shawn has run the family business for twenty years with the aid of other family members.

Shawn has two young sons he wants to spend more time with so he is closing the store at the end of October. 

 He plans to continue as an online business and open another retail store at a later date. The online address will be www.EdsSurplus.com 

Everything on sale

The inventory is selling fast as most popular items like Camo Pants have sold out already.
A goodbye party and food drive is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10am to 2pm. They are located at 5911 196th St SW in Lynnwood.


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