The owners of — a Maplewood institution for the past seven years — announced today that they would be closing up shop as of Feb. 25. The store was scheduled to, but r with the landlord.
This time, no such salvation seems to be pending. Steve and Janet Crane sent a farewell message this evening:
Dear Crane's Patrons,
It is with deep regret that on Saturday, February 25, at 5PM - Crane's will be closing its doors. It has been our pleasure to serve you over the past 7 years, but unfortunately the decrease in our volume of business, due to the economic downturn and rising costs has made it difficult for us to sustain our business model. We appreciate everyone who has supported us throughout the years. (Our future is unknown and look forward to future endeavors.) Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 973-763-2050 or via email at email@example.com.
Our Sincere Thanks for your Loyalty and Support,
Steve & Janet Crane
The news comes on the heels of the announcement this morning that after less than a year in business.