Luxy, the popular women?s boutique on the corner of Gay and High streets, closed its doors for good on Saturday.Sandra Moore told The Daily Local News that closing the store was “the most heartbreaking thing I?ve ever done.” Moore owned the store with her two daughters, Mandy Moore Garson and Molly Moore.
The store closed due to changes in the Moores? personal lives, not lack of business. In 2001, Garson urged her parents to open up a business in the borough. Garson was a fine arts major at West Chester University at the time who fell in love with the historic town.
“She talked us into opening the business. ?You and dad ought to invest here,?” Moore told The Daily Local News.
The store opened in February 2002 on Gay Street and operated there for six months before moving to a larger location at the corner of Gay and High streets.
Luxy carried items from trendy, lesser-known vendors, Moore told The Daily Local News. Prices for the clothing ranged from $35 to $200. The first floor of the boutique was dedicated to the 18 to 25-yearold market, while the second floor catered to the 15 to 18-yearold market.
Moore felt the time was right to start something new. According to The Daily Local News, Garson?s husband was offered a better job in Kentucky. Moore told her hesitant daughter to go to Kentucky.
Her other daughter, Molly Moore, was headed for graduate school.
“If she was still here, we wouldn?t be closing this down,” Sandra Moore told The Daily Local News of her daughter. “West Chester is poised for growth.”
Moore plans on working on her novel at her home in North Carolina. At 58, Moore told The Daily Local News that owning a store “was exhilarating at my age.