Several weeks ago, a women's apparel shop
in the Speedway Shopping Center began
a "going out of business sale."
Over the following weeks, the colorful
merchandise on the racks diminished, leaving
only a few bare racks, gray walls and carpet.
Several white mannequins were left
in the windows; deprived of even a cheap dress,
they put the bare in barren.
As recently as a week ago, a handwritten sign
on the store's door said "Closed Forever."
Last week, I walked by the (former) store where
I saw women inside putting garments
on hangers, then onto a slew of roundels that
hadn't been there earlier.
This week, the previous sign has been replaced
with one saying "Store not open. Help needed."
Methinks another emporium of
inexpensive street fashion
is due to open soon.