ST. CLOUD -- A St. Cloud tanning salon is closed after 15 years of business.

Sunshine Palace, located in the Centennial Plaza shopping center on Veterans Drive, posted a letter on its door announcing the decision.

In the letter, owner Josh Zwilling thanked customers and explained how the business had become less profitable in recent years.

"This was a very difficult decision for me as it's been my only professional job since college," Zwilling writes. "The tanning industry was a much different landscape then, but with increased government regulation and a good majority of people now being afraid of skin cancer, it is time to move onto something else."

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Sunshine Palace offered UV and spray tanning services. Zwilling says Sunshine Palace customers with tanning packages and credits will be able to redeem them at Malibu Tan in downtown St. Cloud.