Popular Laois boutique to close after 17 years
A popular boutique in Portarlington that has been serving customers from Laois, Offaly and further afield has taken the difficult decision to close its doors.
Fifty Seven Boutique has been in business in the town for 17 years but will now cease trading in that town after the announcement of a wide ranging regional lockdown for Laois, Offaly and Kildare on Friday. It has two more recently opened shops in Durrow and Athy that will remain open.
The owners, Mary and Jenny Miller, released the following statement this Monday morning August 10 explaining the reasons why.
"As we all know, changes to our society, our personal lives and our businesses have been happening at a rate deemed impossible by many just a few short months ago. With the situation now all the more difficult for those of us residing in Laois, Offaly and Kildare."
"Today we are announcing some changes we have decided to introduce as we plan and work towards a new and better future for Fifty Seven. Our Portarlington store will be closing down. This will allow us to devote more of our energies to developing our online store and also ensure that the service offered in our stores in Durrow and Athy remain exceptionally high".
They say a closing down sale will be held in complete compliance of all public heath guidelines.