After more than four years on Main Street, clothing and accessories shop Suburban Couture at month’s end will close its doors for good, according to its owner. Meri Hopkinson called the decision to close her store “bittersweet.”
“We feel the climate of retail is changing in general, and although we love the town and we feel that people support the town, we feel that the online presence is bigger than the brick-and-mortar can support,” Hopkinson told NewCanaanite.com. The Ridgefield resident, who had the same shop set up in her hometown for more than eight years prior to moving it to New Canaan, said she earned her Realtor’s license earlier this year and plans to launch a new career in that arena. New Canaan Ski & Sport will move into the space at 110 Main St., Hopkinson confirmed. “Thank you to my New Canaan customers—I have made so many great friends and I have made this decision knowing we will be missed,” she said.