Niles Styles owner to retire, close business
Published 9:33 am Monday, December 7, 2015
Wanting to free up time to spend with family and to travel, the owner of Niles Styles has decided to retire.
“I’m just ready,” said Christine Hoffman Friday afternoon in her small shop at 224 E. Main St. in downtown Niles. “It’s not anything too exciting other than I’m going to be retiring and taking it easy. I am healthy and I want to enjoy the rest of my life.”
Niles Styles will close at the end of January as Hoffman said she wants to remain open for the Hunter Ice Festival — one of the city’s largest annual events.
Until closing time, she will offer special deals on the wide assortment of women’s apparel and accessories inside the clothing boutique.
“It’s been a good run,” she said. “This (running Niles Styles) was like a bucket list thing for me to begin with. I just wanted to see if I could do it.”
Hoffman, who lives in Niles, opened Niles Styles in the fall of 2009 at 105 E. Main St. — fulfilling a lifelong dream. The store moved to its current location soon after.
“When I first started my husband and I were new to the community,” she said. “I didn’t know anybody. I sure know a lot of people now.”
She said she would miss the people she met at the shop the most and thanked her customers for their patronage over the years.
“They helped me live the dream,” she said.
The Hoffmans plan to remain in Niles.
Hoffman was renting the space. She said she does not know what, if any business, will move in after she is gone.
Check out Niles Styles on Facebook for more information about the close-out deals.