Rosebud Boutique in St. James Closes Its Doors

After two decades in business, owner says it's time to say goodbye.

After 20 years in business, Rosebud Boutique on Lake Avenue will be closing its doors.

The shop, which sells pocketbooks, scarves, jewelry and small gift items has hung signs in its windows announcing its closing.

"Business has been very slow," said owner Rose Marie Cennamo. "I've been here a long time."

The store will most likely shut for good this weekend, said Cennamo. The new tenant is not expected to be a retail store, she said, declining to give any additional details.

Did you shop at Rosebud Boutique? Tell us in the comment section.

Ohhboy !!! January 30, 2013 at 01:48 PM
They always had nice shower caps !
vincent January 30, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Then why don't towns like patchogue and Huntington have to same problems? The specific troubles we have to be worrying about is the scummy stretches of 25 and lake ave we so willingly call main streets. Something needs to be done to make businesses along these routes more accessible and appear more inviting than ugly neon signs, ill kept roadways and poor civic planning. We need minimum and strict beautification guidelines, more parking, safer intersections and a more intelligent way of planning traffic traffic.
localguy January 30, 2013 at 04:47 PM
"Business has been very slow" despite this being a nice shop with plenty of visibilty. It's right next to Scruples which draws the specific clientele needed for their business. There's parking in front of the store and a municipal lot right next door. As Katy mentioned above, we really need to shop locally if we want store fronts on our main streets to remain occupied. Rents continue to increase, utilities increase and the cost of doing business just reaches a point where you have no choice but to pack it in. They don't expect the new tennant to be a retail operation, I hope it's not another Real Estate office or Insurance office! But I guess anything is better than another empty building. Click on the link below and see how you can help save "Main Street" in your neighborhood. There's an app you can download and there's a ton of useful information that can help you save our local businesses and a ton of information for the business owners too. http://www.the350project.net/look_local_home.html
peace rina January 30, 2013 at 05:35 PM
great little shop, ashame they have to close. They were able to do good business for 20 years in this location. Sign of the times, people cant afford to spend money on extras that aren't necessary.
theresa February 03, 2013 at 08:08 PM
going to miss Rose all her beauriful jewelery and great gifts..so sad!!


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