After 73 years in Carytown, Ellman’s Dancewear has packed up its dancing footwear and headed for the hills — Beverly Hills Buying Middle, that’s. The boutique reopened in January at 8524 Patterson Ave., and proprietor Rosemary Liberto says the transfer was primarily the results of buyer requests. She says her clientele has more and more grown inside the surrounding areas of Richmond, and visitors and an absence of parking had hindered retailer patrons. She provides that rising hire prices in Carytown had been additionally a priority.
Nevertheless, Liberto acknowledges Ellman’s historical past inside the historic purchasing district. “I do know folks for nostalgic causes had been very upset,” she says. “I believe some folks weren’t essentially completely satisfied that that transfer was made, however what I believe folks want to know is that when Ellman’s began, there have been a number of dance studios within the metropolis. You didn’t have wherever close to that quantity of studios within the suburban areas.” She says that as we speak they serve near 100 dance studios all through Central Virginia.
At 5,600 sq. toes, the brand new locale is comparable in measurement to Ellman’s former Carytown location, however Liberto says it’s extra useful. The stock has additionally been expanded, together with extra ballet merchandise, competitors and efficiency put on, and conference dancewear.