Zayres Burlington store, which has been the city’s go-to destination for a decade, will close its doors for good.
The Burlington City Council on Monday unanimously approved the closure of Zayrre’s Burlington store and storefront, the first store to close in the city since the Great Recession.
The move comes after the company announced a plan to open a new Burlington store in 2018, which is expected to cost $1.5 million, the Burlington Free Press reported.
The city council voted 2-1 to approve the sale of Zaya stores.
The Burlington City Manager’s Office will take over management of ZAYRRE’s stores from the Burlington-based company, Burlington City Mayor Patrick Sweeney said in a news release.
Zayrres Burlington location, at 709 Market St., was the citys go-tos hub for a generation, Sweeney said.
The city is in the midst of a re-evaluation of its retailing strategy, including a new grocery store opening in 2018.
A spokesperson for Zayriest Burlington said in an email that the store will close on Aug. 15.
The company has been in Burlington since the early 2000s.