Today Northeast present store Duke Albert house owners Sarah Dwyer and Christopher Drees introduced on Instagram that they’ve come to the choice to completely near the doors to their Central Ave. brick-and-mortar.
Dwyer and Drees opened the lifestyle and present boutique in 2017 after the shuttering of Dwyer’s North Loop fashion boutique Arrow (which operated from 2012-2016). Dwyer also labored more than 16 several years at legendary Twin Cities fashion boutique Intoto.
“We are sorry to have to near the storefront because we really feel like we have been allowing our amazing neighborhood down,” suggests Dwyer. “We do the vast majority of our gross sales on line and after the pandemic hit, the choice to near our brick-and-mortar existence became really crystal clear to us. As you can envision, it is really expensive to retain a storefront with rent, overhead and time, and it wasn’t making superior business feeling any more.”
Dwyer and Drees shut the store on March 15 after it became crystal clear that it was no longer secure for them or their customers to continue being open up, and ultimately decided to make the closure permanent.
Duke Albert will continue operating on line and marketing its distinctive blend of handmade home items and decor, gifts and extras, and apothecary. In addition, Dwyer and Drees program to continue popping up and marketing their items at area buying markets.
Shop Duke Albert on line at dukealbert.com.