By Anna Lothson
Chameleon Clothing, the independently owned and operated store for men and women in downtown Oak Park is closing next month. Chameleon is located at 130 N. Oak Park Ave. In a letter sent to its mailing list, owner Nick Heitzman wrote the following:
After much consideration, deep thoughts and some soul searching, Norma and I have decided to close Chameleon Clothing for the foreseeable future. While we sincerely loved being here and serving this community, it has become more and more difficult to run the kind of store that we want to have available to you. Our last official day open will be June 24.
We did not come to this decision lightly. When we opened Chameleon in July of 2007, we envisioned a place where people could stop in anytime. Whether it be for casual conversation or to pick up some great creative fashions. We tried to be as accommodating to people's needs as much as humanly possible. We have had an amazing time serving the surrounding community these past five years and our little store exceeded our expectations in every way. We have made many friends along the way and have gotten to know all of you very well. I am a little choked up having to deliver this bit of news and I want each and every one of you to know that we will miss being a part of your lives.
The good news though is that we will be having a going out of business sale and all of our remaining inventory can be yours at a fraction of the price. As of Wednesday, May 30th all our inventory will be 30 percent off. Please contact us if you would like to purchase any of our store fixtures as well.
We wish you all the best and hope to see you in the near future.