LIC Update: Elska Closing in September

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Today, we received the sad news that Elska in LIC will be closing. The popular clothing and goods store has been a part of the community for 3 years and are now unable to stay due to rent increases. They published a heart-warming letter for their customers and friends on facebook about their current situation and what will happen next.

“Dear Customers + Friends,

 With heavy hearts, we are writing to inform you that we will be closing our store, elska, (formerly LIC: living) on September 30, 2015.

 We faced an unexpected and unreasonable increase in rent and are unable to renew our lease. For three years, we nurtured this store, watched it grow, and established many treasured connections within it. We are proud of the fact that we know so many of our customers by name, and that we offered products and merchandise that were not only beautiful, but also high in quality and socially responsible. …”

Read the rest of the letter here.

Beginning August 18th they will be having a sale starting at 30% discounts that will increase until their final closing on September 30th, 2015. They will also be selling any fixtures they have in store you might be interested.

Though we will seriously miss having Elska around in the neighborhood, we can’t wait to see what they have planned for the future.

Elska (5-35 51st Ave.|718.361.5650|Mon. Closed, Tues.-Sat. 11am-7pm, Sun. 11am-5pm)

Share your favorite Elska moments, purchases, items, or anything below in the comments. We’d love to hear about it.

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