Credit: Joe Zimmermann

Ritz Camera is closing its Bethesda store at the end of this week.

The Arlington Road photography store has asked customers to pick up orders and prints by Thursday. Staff did not know what day the store would close, but suggested it would be by the end of the week.

“It’s been great to be here all these years,” store manager Michael Marshall said Tuesday. “Unfortunately, times change, things change and it’s the end of an era for Ritz in Bethesda.”

Marshall said it was a corporate decision to close the store.

“In the past couple years, we’ve seen our online division RitzCamera.com flourish while our store in Bethesda has struggled,” the company wrote in an email sent to customers.

The store sells cameras, camera equipment and prints. It opened at 6917 Arlington Road about three years ago after moving from Woodmont Avenue.