NOW:53130:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
56°
H 56° L 53°
Clear | 3MPH

Gerrene's Fashion Shop Closing For Good

Sept. 14, 2009

After 54 years in business, Gerrene’s Fashion Shop, a long time business in Hales Corners and most recently in Greendale is closing its doors at the end of November 2009.

 

Gerrene’s, opened in 1954 by two women, was located for 52 years on Hwy 100 in Hales Corners and moved to Broad Street in Greendale 3 years ago. From the beginning Gerrene’s has provided quality women’s apparel from mother-of-the-bride dresses to sportswear to lingerie and bras. An ad from 1955 referred to Gerrene’s selections as foundations and under garments. Much has changed through the years.

 

Owners, Rick and Carolyn Andrejat made the decision to close the store at the end of their lease term in November. “The time is right to move on,” says Andrejat. “The staff and I have shared years of laughter and tears with customers, even a car driving through the store. The commitment it takes to run a small business 24/7 is very bitter sweet, rewarding, and at times not so rewarding. The Andrejats are ready for some free time.”

 

Rick and Carolyn already feel how hard it will be to say good-bye to their customers. So many have become good friends, some have become employees and so many more have allowed Gerrene’s to make them look their best through the years. “One woman worked for the store in the early years. Some year later her daughter worked here too,” says Andrejat.

 

Before the end of November, Rick and Carolyn hope customers will stop in to say good-bye. “When the last day of business comes to a close and the open sign is taken down, we will look back with lots of good memories,” Andrejat says with a smile.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Preps football photos of the week: Sept. 19 9/19

» Oak Creek football team beats Franklin with big plays, 20-12 9/19

» Cookout, football game to follow Greendale Homecoming Parade 9/19

» Greendale sets meetings for downtown development plan 9/18

» Greendale Village Board shifts opinion, approves funding for Hose Tower completion 9/16

» United Church of Christ leader to deliver Milwaukee sermon 9/16

» Poll: Will Franklin or Oak Creek win in Week 5 matchup? 9/16

» Greendale officials to look at TIF option for redeveloping apartment complex 9/15

» Oak Creek Knights stadium available Saturdays for open track 9/15

» Franklin Educational Foundation to hold beer-tasting "Cheers to Education" event Oct. 17 9/15

» Preps football photos of the week: Sept. 12 9/12

» Greendale trustees to hold special meeting for Hose Tower discussion 9/12

» Resident injured after falling down stairs with oil poured on them 9/12

» Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Franklin to host Family Health Night 9/10

» Scurry over to Wehr Nature Center on Sunday for bug day 9/10

» 'Worst road in Oak Creek' finally sees interim work 9/9

» Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes expands operations to Oak Creek 9/9

» Milwaukee man charged with homicide in car chase ending in shooting 9/9

» Video: Franklin crews clean up overturned truck site 9/9

» BREAKING: Truck overturns on W. Loomis and W. Drexel 9/9

» Franklin, Greendale receive "Schools of Recognition" awards by DPI 9/8

» Preps football photos of the week: Sept. 5 9/7

» Indian Trail haunts Knights once again 9/6

» Greendale rings Pewaukee's bell 9/5

» MLB legend Lou Brock to discuss diabetes management at The Rock 9/4

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss
Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT