Pendleton store on Monroe Ave. closing after nearly three decades

Nearly three decades after opening its doors, a local retail store is closing them for good.

The Pendleton shop, which launched in 1993 at the four corners in Pittsford village and in 2010 moved to its current location at 2937 Monroe Ave. in Brighton on the Pittsford border, is holding a going-out-business sale. On top of discounts of up to 40{a38ddb2ded6b05e28c8ae73a8db0e271c21f7193684bd9e4e28acae292f81d99} on remaining items in inventory, the store is offering an additional 20{a38ddb2ded6b05e28c8ae73a8db0e271c21f7193684bd9e4e28acae292f81d99} off, said Jim Cronin, who co-owns the retail operation with his wife, Sara.

The Cronins, who are in their 60s and live in Brighton, announced their decision on the store’s website earlier this month, writing, “there were a number of reasons for us to call it quits. The approach of the end of our lease made us take a hard and realistic look at what we perceived as our market in the next few years, the burdens of a new long-term lease, our ages, the business climate in our area, COVID-related limitations and a few other items. It was clear that (it) is time to go.”