Christine by Shelton to Close Friday

Christine by Shelton Clothiers is in its final two days of business at 119 S. Main St.

The Downtown women’s clothing store is going out of businesses after opening in the summer of 2010, about the same time national retail tenant Maggie Moo’s relocated from Peabody Place to 125 S. Main.

The area currently houses dining hotspots such as Majestic Grille and Bluefin, as well as a variety of office and multifamily users. South Main does have a handful of clothing stores – including American Apparel, Hoot+Louise and Sache Clothing and Design – but they’re all situated a few blocks south near G.E. Patterson Avenue.

Store owner Thomas Shelton told The Daily News in November Christine didn’t reach its business goals because of the national economy, “poor consumer sentiment and market uncertainty.” The older business that launched Christine, Shelton Clothiers – a menswear store – will remain open.

“The men’s store is an established business that is able to weather the uncertainty consumers face right now,” Shelton said in a written statement. “The women’s store never was able to reach that level of maturity.”

Until Friday, Dec. 30, Christine by Shelton Clothiers has marked down everything to 70 percent off, with signs plastered on the front windows reading, “Store Closing Everything Must Go.”