This afternoon, Melissa posted a note in the front window announcing the closure.
“We are sorry to say that we will be closing this location permanently,” she writes. “We are very sad to leave the neighborhood and have many cherished memories of seeing you and your families.”
She cites their struggle in a tough economy over the past few years as the reason for the closure, and adds that they may look into opening a store again in New York, or where they live in New Jersey. Melissa writes that she’ll keep the Facebook page up to date, so check there for news in the future.
Best of luck to Melissa and her staff!