After 27 Years, Children’s Clothing and Apparel Shop ‘Candy Nichols’ To Close At Month’s End

After 27 years in downtown New Canaan, the owners of Candy Nichols are closing the shop at the end of this month. Co-owner Elizabeth Correa said high rent and changing habits among shoppers are the chief reason she’s closing the children’s clothing and apparel store. “Traffic is not the same and people shop differently,” Correa said on a recent morning, referring to online shopping. “That’s just a fact.”

Located on Elm Street for about 20 years, Candy Nichols since 2013 has been at 99 Main St. The store will hold 30 and 50 percent off sales as March progresses, Correa said.