Last week several readers asked what was happening with the Babies and Children clothing store on Franklin Road in Roanoke.
Last year store owners Fred and Anne Willis announced they would close their store and transition to online-only sales as soon as they cleared out their inventory. That was in February 2011, but the store remains open, and merchandise is still discounted up to 90 percent.
Anne Willis said this in an email:
“We still plan to close the store and go all online. We are in the transition of doing that now. We just brought out most of our inventory from the warehouse and we have been trying to sell what is not on the website or is discontinued in the store.”
Babies and Children have been in business for 26 years.