After 10 years in business, Linda Celler shut down her Enchanted Evenings bridal salon and boutique at 97 Broad Street last week.
redbankgreen found Celler in the empty store Friday, accompanied only by a shelf of shoes, as she awaited the arrival of movers to pick up a sofa. After that, she’d lock the front door one last time and head home to Lakewood.
Why did she close? Well, you won’t get Celler pointing fingers at anyone. She doesn’t want to leave town on a sour note. Suffice it to say that fundamental changes in the wedding industry, local economic conditions and personal circumstances led her to conclude that now was a good time to call it quits.
“I wish all the retailers in Red Bank luck,” says Celler, an MBA holder and former investment banker. She has no plans to reopen elsewhere.
Distinctive Cabinetry, a builder of custom kitchen cabinets, entertainment centers, dinettes and other products, plans to take over the space, which is located between Sole Solution and the former post office building last occupied by Garmany.
Distinctive Cabinetry owner Jim Renard tells us he intends to keep his original store, located at 252 Broadway in Long Branch.