Ladyburg will be closing it’s doors at 105 South Union Street in Old Town after only a short six months of being open. They quickly achieved a great customer base in Old Town and their staff always greeted customers with a smile. The bath and body apothecary will be a missed addition to the Old Town boutique scene. Ladyburg offered the following explanation:
Ladyburg, LLC is announcing the closing of our Old Town Alexandria, Virginia location on Saturday, 30 January after six months of operations as the company looks to redirect its growth at its highly successful flagship store in Fredericksburg and expand new wholesale and internet based revenue streams in the new year.
Co-Owner Fred Wellman says, “We are truly saddened to announce the closing of the Old Town shop but with the holiday season behind us it became clear that the new flagship store in Fredericksburg offered a substantially increased opportunity to grow the company for the future. Sales at the new location in Fredericksburg at 726 Caroline have been nothing short of spectacular and with the larger production space we are able to build new revenue streams like wholesale partnerships and expanded online sales.”
Wellman continues, “This decision was made incredibly difficult by the remarkable support we have received from our building owner, King Street Properties; the City of Alexandria; Visit Alexandria; Alexandria Economic Development Partnership; the Old Town Boutique District; our neighboring businesses on Union Street, and especially the wonderful loyal customers who have become like family to us. Most importantly we are heartbroken to lose a core of incredibly talented staff that have worked hard to build a shop with our unique culture and service approach.”
“This decision was based solely on the health of Ladyburg as a company. We have found great friendships and loyal customers in Old Town that we will continue to support through our website and Fredericksburg store.”
Ladyburg moved its Fredericksburg location to larger space at 726 Caroline Street in November with larger production space allowing it to begin building a wholesale product program as well as expanding the company’s online sales. The flagship location has become a well-known shop within the community and a must-visit destination for visitors looking for artisan, local products.
About Ladyburg Bath and Body Apothecary: Ladyburg produces and sells handcrafted bath, body and skincare products in store or sourced from local and American hand crafters. Founded by Master Aesthetician Crystal Wellman in 2012, Ladyburg provides high quality artisan products in an experiential shopping environment. Our flagship store is located at 726 Caroline Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The store hosts parties and events. Learn more and shop at www.Ladyburg.com or on various social media channels at handle
Frederick P. Wellman
CEO and Founder