A longtime Fairhaven business is closing its storefront to focus on online sales.
After 26 years in business, Bead Bazaar is closing its store at 1001 Harris Ave. on Tuesday, Dec. 23. Owner Elisa Shafa said sales of the products she offers have shifted to online in recent years, so she has decided to focus her efforts on selling through her website, BellinghamBeadBazaar.com.
The company is currently having a 50 percent off sale at its store on a variety of items, including beads and charms.
Shafa said the closure announcement was met with dismay by customers, but many understood the decision to focus on selling online.
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The store will have longer hours in its final two days of business, staying open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.