After nearly ten years doing business in the iconic Beaumont Village building, Robin Ady will close her Full Circle resale store and focus her efforts on her more-established business just around the corner, Gazelle Natural Fiber Clothing. Full Circle’s last day will be December 31. This June, the original Gazelle store will have been in business for 32 years.
“The reason we are closing Full Circle is that Judy Pipkin – who has done an amazing job of running the store – is moving on to new adventures. I have decided to simplify my life and go back to our roots at Gazelle,” said Ady. “It was a hard decision, but Judy and I both feel good about it and it’s time for a new chapter to begin!”
“Judy has worked with us for ten years and helped us open Full Circle,” said Ady. “She has run it for the last several years and under her direction the store has flourished. She has quite the gift for running the place and she shares my vision.”
“I’ve met so many wonderful women through my years at Gazelle and Full Circle,” said Pipkin, who lives in the Laurelhurst neighborhood. “I’m really grateful for the opportunity. It’s been a ride and I’m getting off the horse.”
Pipkin has committed to stay with the store until the final consignment has been pulled, the last check has been written and the last hand has been shook. Liz Johnston recently came on board to assist with the transition and will begin working at Gazelle after the first of the year.
“Liz will join myself, Alex, Teddy, Casey and Kim to make sure Gazelle’s customers are well taken care of,” said Ady. “I want to let the community know how much we appreciate their support for the last – almost – ten years. Full Circle has been a wonderful store and experience and we could not have done it if it weren’t for all the folks who brought in the lovely merchandise as well as the folks who shopped with us.”