Tireless retailer Nancy Sherman is calling it quits. Shorty’s Loft will close after the holidays. Sherman is moving on – really moving, to Texas, for a new opportunity. I wish her the absolute best. Sherman had high hopes for Shorty’s in St. Louis Park – fronting Excelsior Boulevard, next door to Trader Joe’s seemed a no-brainer, but the reality was less ideal. Excelsior & Grand is still struggling to find its groove, and its pedestrian traffic. Even so, Sherman stayed true to her jeans-and-leather jackets style and never stopped hosting events or dreaming up shopping incentives. I hope when Sherman returns for a visit, she’ll find her old stomping ground evolving into the destination she envisioned.

The Shorty’s Loft closing sale starts today with 20 percent off storewide. Expect additional weekly reductions throughout the month.