Customers of Barrington gift store waited in line for sales on Nora Fleming, Vera Bradley, Brighton handbags and more.
Barrington's G. Whiz was packed for its first day of sales since the store announced it is closing after two decades in business. The store will be open to the public on Feb. 8 and sales will continue until the March 31 closing.
Locally owned store to hold retirement/closing sale for loyal customers, Feb. 7; public sale Feb. 8.
A popular Barrington gift store, G. Whiz, will close its doors after two decades. The last day the store will be open is March 31. “We’ve been here a long time in this community and I’m excited about the next step,” said Jan Cunningham who owns the store with her husband, Bob. The next step for the Cunninghams is semi-retirement. The Cunnighams own Pandora stores in Deer Park and in Tucson, AZ. They plan to split their time between Arizona and Barrington, which allows them to spend time with both of their sons. Their oldest son, Matthew, is a financial consultant in Chicago. Their youngest son, Bryan, teaches on a Navaho reservation in Arizona and is working on his master’s degree. Before closing the doors on the Foundry shop G. Whiz, …