Pottsville nonprofit set to close
New Life Boutique sells clothes, shoes
POTTSVILLE — After a decade of selling clothes and accessories, New Life Boutique will close April 30.
“It’s very sad. I think the community needs this,” Robyn Nesfeder, Schuylkill Haven, said as she shopped in the store at 110 S. Centre St. on Wednesday.
Sue Weaver, president of the board of Care Net Pregnancy Center of Schuylkill County/Real Options, which owns the boutique for fundraising purposes, said the board wanted to focus more time, talents and resources on its mission.
“Counseling women who are considering an abortion remains our primary focus and our main reason for existing as a ministry,” Weaver said in a statement.
Weaver said the lease is up May 31 on the property, something that also factored into the decision.
“It was a very difficult decision,” that was made by the board earlier in February, she said.
There are no signs declaring the closure on the windows at 110 S. Centre St., but manager Kimberly Pace commented on the store’s Facebook page March 25 announcing the news.
Weaver said “a lot of possibilities were discussed,” but the decision was made to close the store.
The racks at New Life Boutique are filled with clothes on Wednesday in Pottsville.