A Main Street business is set to close this month—little more than a year after it opened.
Everything Goes Consignments & More opened its doors in July 2011. Just two months after its one-year anniversary, the business is slated to close its doors for good.
"It just didn't get the support we'd expected," store owner Lisa Bedell said.
Bedell co-owns the shop, located at 107 S. Main Street in Bel Air between and , with Tianna VanSpriell.
Bedell said the tough economic climate made the difficult decision to close a necessary one.
Bedell said: "If the money's not there, what are you going to do?"
She added the location may also have contributed to slow business.
"This end [of Main Street] just doesn't get the foot traffic," Bedell said.
These issues coupled with rising rent costs made it clear that it was time to close the consigment shop. The lease for Everything Goes ends Sept. 30, but if all inventory is sold before then, the closing date will fall earlier in the month.
Bedell said she feels the store's closing is not just a personal loss, but a loss for the community as well. The store regularly supported local artists and donated to a nonprofit organization each month, she explained.
"We were always giving back to the community," she said.
As for Bedell and VanSpriell, this is likely not the last the community will see of them.
"We're both going on to other adventures," Bedell said.
For her that means opening a cleaning company, while VanSpriell plans to further pursue the estate sale business.