‘Funky Monkey’ Children’s Store on South Avenue To Close

Funky Monkey, a children’s games, toys and clothing shop located on South Avenue is closing its doors after a little more than two years in town.

The store at 4 South Ave. opened in late May 2016. It isn’t clear just when it’s closing, whether it’s reopening elsewhere, whether patrons can purchase items online after it’s closed or just why it’s closing.

Funky Monkey, a children’s games, toys and clothing shop located on South Avenue is closing its doors after a little more than two years in town. Credit: Catherine Gorey

The business’s owner, Amanda Cui, said only that it’s closing due to future renovations planned for the building, declining to comment further.

The shop offers items curated by Cui, a local mother herself, designed to appeal to children of all ages.

According to a sign in the store’s window, its closing sale is organized based on sections within the store: 30 percent off on the first floor, 60 percent off the second floor, and all shoes are buy-one-get-one-free.

Funky Monkey had been a member of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, joining even before its official opening.

Town resident Amanda Cui prior to Funky Monkey’s opening in 2016. Credit: Michael Dinan

Tucker Murphy, executive director of the Chamber, said it was “certainly a fun little store to have around, with a really interesting assortment of items.”

She added that Cui “really wanted some time off, but mentioned looking for a new space come fall.”

Murphy said that Funky Monkey will participate in next month’s Village Fair & Sidewalk Sale.

“So be sure to look for some bargains there,” Murphy said.

Funky Monkey is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

 

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