The trendy, girly clothing boutique Millie’s & Co. in downtown Salem will close Tuesday.
The owners, mother and daughter Ann Wolfer and Sarah Wolfer-Ferguson, said running the store just became too much for them.
“Any small business takes a lot out of you, and you’re always worrying,” Wolfer-Ferguson said.
They contemplated selling the business, but decided they weren’t willing to stick it out until a buyer came along.
The pair bought the business more than six years ago. They frequently shopped at the store together and talked about how fun it would be have their own store. That opportunity came during a conversation with Millie’s former owner, who told Wolfer-Ferguson she was looking to sell.
The store is having a sale now, and much of the merchandise has already been sold, Wolfer-Ferguson said.