Staying open

Sheri Ludlam, owner of Encore Classics in the Green Valley Village, is selling her business, but not closing the doors.

Encore Classics is for sale but the ladies consignment boutique is not closing its doors.

Owners Sheri and Roger Ludlam, who opened their shop five years ago in the Green Valley Village next to HomeSmart Pros Real Estate, do have their business on the market, but also said they have no intention of calling it quits if it doesn't sell.

"After turning 71, it just seems that I'm thinking more and more about the things I'd like to do on my bucket list and it's pretty difficult when you are still committed to a business," Sheri said. "We have already told our staff of our intentions to retire, but we wanted everyone to know that the rumor going around that we are closing is just not true and our fabulous staff is there for me."

The Ludlams said they have 4 1/2 years remaining on their lease with Holualoa Real Estate Investment and Development, owners of Green Valley Village.

The Ludlams expanded Encore Classics in 2009, occupying two retail suites with nearly 3,000-square-feet including six dressing rooms, two restrooms and private employee rest area.

Roger said they have a customer contact list of more than 900 regular shoppers in their archives and have had more than 10,000 consignments of clothing, shoes and accessories since they opened.

"It's business as usual right now and it will continue for as long as it takes to sell," Sheri said. "I have a huge delivery of Chico's apparel coming in and lots of brand new things like Coach handbags and jewelry in stock. We are now taking consignments for spring and summer and in September, we'll be taking consignments for fall and winter. We are an upscale boutique and it will continue to offer quality clothing and accessories if we sell or not."

Regina Ford | 547-9740

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