Carrie Rengers

Rebecca’s to reopen in Old Town Square on Feb. 12

Rebecca’s in Old Town Square is temporarily closed as owner and designer Rebecca Simpson does some remodeling.

“We’ve been here for four years now,” she says of her space just across from Oeno Wine Bar. “It just needed a little change.”

Simpson says she’s “just kind of giving it a fresh look.”

That includes painting and moving some cabinets.

“It takes so much,” she says. “Some of these cabinets are so big.”

Rebecca’s, which sells textiles, clothing and furniture, has been closed since the beginning of the year. Simpson says January and February are her slowest months.

Business has been all right, she says, but staying open has been a challenge.

“It’s been by the skin of our teeth.”

Still, Simpson says she hasn’t considered moving.

“I love Old Town,” she says. “Once (customers) figure out … where the shop is, they come.”

Simpson says she hopes to reopen on Feb. 12.

“We’re going to stay here as long as we can.”

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