Shelley Stern and Lauren Metzendorf closed Thredz, their upscale women's clothing boutique on South Ashley, just ten months after reopening it. The store first opened in Westgate Shopping Center in 2002 and closed three years later because of family matters. This time, Stern says, it's closing because she's moving to New Mexico. She says that they didn't try to sell the business because they were never in it for the money: "We just did this as a hobby."
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[Originally published in August, 2009.]