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Vintage 38 Member, Clothes Optional Vintage has held its stance on Clark Street for ten years. And unfortunately now, it's time for the current owner, Lori Lindbeig to close up shop. The change will gradually happen within the next month. She broke the news via a Facebook poem you can read after the jump.
This news I do suppose
About the place of optional clothes
Makes me sad cuz noone knows
That you're great from head to toes
It's hard to see you stop
As you close your little shop
I wish there was a way
To help you grow and stay
But alas the time has come
The economy's such a bum
But like the phoenix then
Laurie will rise again
In the poem and in an interview with DNAinfo, Lori credits the closure to a slowing economy and dwindling foot traffic, though it seems to other businesses there may be an uptick in foot traffic since the recent openings of LOFT, Trader Joe's, Urban Outfitters, CVS, Walmart and a soon-to-be Walgreens flagship. Perhaps not a good neighborhood for vintage shopping?
And with most store closures, as sad as they may be, there is most always a deal to be had. All clothing is 50% off right now and next Friday, March 15 during the shop's last art show, all merchandise including accessories and housewares will be 50% off.
· Clothes Optional Vintage [Facebook]
· Clothes Optional Closes After 10 Years [DNAinfo]