This Saturday marks Vasarri's last day of business. My intern Shabdiece Esfahani spoke with Vasarri owner Gail Kandel about her favorite memories of being a shop owner:
"It's a hard question to answer because so many good things happened here with wonderful woman ... and so many personal relationships! It's very up close ...very personal and very involved when picking out something special for someone and you feel lucky enough to be able to share that with so many incredible, wonderful woman." For the past 12 years, Vasarri was the place to go for any special event. Kandel calls her relationship with the store "a love story." The week that Kandel announced the closure of Vasarri was "the most incredible week of my life. Like a joyous memorial service." Hugs and tears were abundent, with many of her long time customers in disbelief that it will not longer be their faithful destination.