Since 2003, Paul and Anna Spector have sold gorgeous women's clothing from Mezzanine, their 2,000-square-foot store on Euclid Avenue, just south of McPherson.
But on January 29, Mezzanine is closing its Euclid Avenue door for good -- and reopening the following Tuesday, February 1, at a new shop in Maplewood.
"We're hitting the 'refresh' button," Sutton told Daily RFT
. "It's been a hard couple years for everyone, particularly in retail. We want to reintroduce ourselves to a new neighborhood."
The new shop, at 2741 Sutton Boulevard, is in Maplewood's arts district, just a stone's throw from the Hoffman LaChance Contemporary Gallery and the Maya Cafe
. It's also, not coincidentally, closer to the Spectors' home, which is also in Maplewood.
Anna Spector says that was a factor, as was the new store's smaller footprint. "Size-wise, it's a little more manageable," she says.
She also expressed thanks to the neighbors that Mezzanine is leaving behind. "We still have a great affection for the neighborhood," she says. "We plan to continue to support it. It's still our favorite city neighborhood!"
You can visit the couple's website here
. No word yet on what the landlord has in mind for the old storefront, which is between Left Bank Books and Mary Jane's; stay tuned for further details.