Mount Kisco will lose outdoor lifestyle store , which announced that it plans to close after three years in business.
The reason, according to co-owner Jane Sims, is because of the added work it took for her and husband Dan Sims to run it.
“Although the business was profitable and had grown substantially in spite of a difficult economic climate, in the end we felt it wasn't worth the time commitment,” she said in a press release. “Dan was juggling his full-time job as a sports sales rep while trying to squeeze in time at the store, and I was freelancing as a health writer, driving our two kids to all of their activities, and working on the marketing for the store. We began to feel that the store was eating away the precious little free time we had.”
In her announcement, Sims added that the closure coincides with the expiration of Acadia's lease.
“We were on the brink of deciding whether or not to renew another lease or just cut free,” she said. “We decided it made the most sense to focus our energies on our respective careers and reclaim our weekends so that we can enjoy time with our kids, who are both in high school and are getting older way too fast!”
Sims announced that a going out of business sale will start on Friday.
The loss of Acadia adds to a growing number of retail vacancies in downtown Mount Kisco, an issue that has concerned residents, even to the point that Mayor Michael Cindrich suggested to tackle the problem. The Village Board of Trustees will be tackling the issue on Feb. 7 at a special work session with landlords at 6 p.m., according to Cindrich. It will be held at .