Queen Street boutique calls it quits after 14 years
While it seems like a number of local businesses are fleeing the West Queen West neighbourhood, Girl Friday fashion boutique owner Rebecca Nixon isn't leaving because she's disenfranchised with the area.
"It's just time for me to do something different," says Nixon. "Owning Girl Friday was always a dream of mine, but it's not my only dream."
Nixon opened Girl Friday 14 years ago; she has been at her Queen Street location for 12 years. Now, as she gets ready to close for good at the end of the month, she's holding a massive sale, which includes not only clothing, but also furniture and store fixtures.
This may be the end of Girl Friday, but Nixon, who's also a designer, is looking to remain in the fashion industry.
For her loyal customers, closing is bitter sweet. "We've had so many people come into the store and they're like, 'good luck!'" says Nixon. "They're sad, but at the same time, I think people understand."
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