The Children's Store, a 40-year institution in Chapel Hill, will open its doors for the last time on Thursday, June 1.
In March, the store's long-time owner Jeanette Pfaff, 78, announced that she planned to shut the business down and retire.
"I’ve run this store for all this time," Pfaff told me back in March. "I just felt that it was time for me to do something else."
Pfaff opened the store in 1977 when she had young children at home. At first, The Children's Store focused on children's clothes. Later, she opened the Toy Corner, a separate shop that featured toys. Both shops were at University Place. About seven years ago, the two stores merged and moved to Elliott Road, Pfaff said.
An email to store customers says the store's final day will be June 1. Before then, the store will continue a sale that started in March to get rid of inventory.
On Friday and Saturday, everything is 40 percent off. On Sunday and Monday, all items are 50 percent off. From Tuesday to Wednesday, the markdown is 60 percent off. And, on Thursday, the final day, anything that's left is 75 percent off.
The shop is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m, Sunday. It's at 243 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill