New 2 U Boutique to close
Tammy Kalebaugh said she’s had loyal customers since she, along with daughter Erin Kalebaugh, opened New 2 U Thrift and Gift Boutique this past October at 528 E. Fourth St. in Tonganoxie.
Unfortunately for Kalebaugh, who lives in Basehor, business hasn’t been booming as she had hoped. She will be closing her store by the end of August. She plans to keep the store open for the first two or three weeks of the month, offering merchandise at half-price.
Kalebaugh said the slow economy factored into her decision to close shop. She thought spending money was limited for consumers.
“I just think people don’t have any money,” Kalebaugh said.
Though hours will vary in the final weeks of operation, the store’s regular hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.