The business will still collect and sell vintage through its Etsy store at www.etsy.com/shop/GoldBeretBoutique, but "just can't afford" rent without enough sales to sustain a storefront, she said.
Gold Beret Boutique will offer a sale of 50 percent off all items storewide from noon to 4 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday.
Monica Nenni also owns downtown Middletown’s West Central Wine next door at 1120 Central Ave., which she said is her primary focus.
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“Keeping that business alive and thriving as we transition into a new normal is most important to me and I want to be able to focus all of my efforts there,” she said.
Starting today, West Central Wine will be open for weekend dine-in from 4 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations are recommended, but customers may walk in for limited availability seating at the bar. Curbside carryout also is available.