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Longtime clothing store in downtown Blacksburg moves

Published: Oct. 3, 2020 at 6:25 PM EDT
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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Fringe Benefit recently downsized due to the pandemic. The store has moved to a smaller location off Main Street in downtown Blacksburg.

The owner, Nancyne Willoughby, said the shop has been in town nearly 50 years. This is the third location the store has been in, but she chose to downsize this time to protect her business.

“So I went from 2,100 square feet to 1,000 square feet, so it will be a little crazy cozy in here for a while, but I think we will figure that out. And people have already been interested in coming in here and see the new store and the changes and stuff like that,” said Willoughby.

Willoughby said she is glad the store was not forced to permanently close.

The owner said the move would have not been possible without help from former employees, friends and the community.

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