Fudge haberdasher to close in October
Fudge Haus in Nyack, New York, is closing in October, saying it needs to focus on its core business.
The chain has been a part of the city since 1949 and has been around for years, but it’s closing as part of a strategic change to its business model, said the company’s owner, Scott J. Cimino.
“We are taking a lot of time and attention to this new model of operations, and to get ready for the new year,” he said.
Cimino said the chain will focus on providing quality products to its customers and offering quality service, with an emphasis on customer care.
He said that, in the past, customers could purchase Fudge products in-store at a cost of $1.75 to $2.50 and then bring their own bottles of hair spray or conditioner to be filled and wrapped.
“They had a lot to choose from,” he added.
“This new model will be a more economical way to do it.”
Fudge Hause, a small, family-owned business that opened in 1876, has been operating in New York since 1979.
The chain operates in more than 50 states and more than 200 countries.
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Read moreThe move is part of an overall shift in the business model of Fudge, Cimini said.
Fudge was the first chain to open in the United States, opening in a downtown New York restaurant in 1955.
It was the country’s first specialty grocery store and later opened stores in Brooklyn and Queens.
The company expanded in the 1960s and 1970s, opening two stores in the New York metropolitan area.
Its most recent store in Brooklyn closed in 2015.