with owner Monisa Croxton was of the stories that Alameda Patch launched with back in Sept. of 2010.
Croxton, a second generation Alamedan, opened the Park Street boutique catering to 'tween girls last July.
, she opened the store to fill a need: "I have three girls. It was frustrating always having to leave the Island to shop for them."
But, she says, it's time to leave. Everything is 40 percent off.
"Let people know that if they still have gift certificates and Trubates offers to come use them quickly," Croxton wrote in an email.
"Closing is a hard decision," Croxton wrote, "but it's something that is best for my family right now."