La Belle Cuisine-Fine Cookware, which announced that it would be closing its physical location, will remain open. Owner Nancy O’Keefe, at the time, said that she was planning to transition the business to a web-based model that would be focused on food.
However, the O’Keefe has since had a change of heart and has decided to keep the 40-year-old store, based in Emmaus, PA, open, she told local media outlet The Morning Call.
“The decision to remain open was reached after much soul searching. This store matters to my customers, and the relationships I have with them matters to me. As any small retailer will attest to, customers and relationships are the backbone of our business. It is the small business that brings charm to the shopping experience and character to Main Street, America,” she told the media outlet.