Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Prince Rupert Clothing store sets March 2nd for final day of operations

January its said is one of the hardest months for retail stores in Canada, with merchants finding that the Christmas and Boxing Day Sale period did not deliver the additional financial boost that charts the year ahead.

It's a month that in the past in Prince Rupert has delivered some tough decisions for long time business owners in the community.

Aria Apparels was almost out of January, though today January 31st, owner Heloise Tupas advised her customers by way of the store's social media stream,  that she would be closing her  store located in the Rupert Square Mall, will be closing as of March 2nd.

The owner noting that it had been a hard decision, while offering thanks to her customers and supporters. 

Aria Apparels was founded in 2019 as part of the Community Futures program, the owner previously worked in the retail sector in Prince Rupert.

The closure not only will impact on the Rupert Square Mall, but also serves to highlight the challenges for small businesses in the community. With everything from rents to out of town competition in Terrace to the fleet of delivery vans that bring the world of online purchases to your doorstep every day

The city's commercial sector one which has seen a number of closures in recent years, that path cheated by empty store fronts and Going out of business announcements.

You can follow the store's social media page here, as the business winds down its operations.

More notes on the City's commercial scene can be reviewed through our archive page.

1 comment:

  1. I loved your store and liked browsing (I may have bought a few items!) when you first opened on the lower level. Good quality clothing and good pricing. I liked having a place with attractive ladieswear. Your staff was always courteous and helpful and wishing you all the best,