The carousel comes to an end after 45 years of closure of the famous Waldorf clothing store

They say every great journey must have an end.

A popular clothing store in Maryland has announced it will be permanently closing its doors after 45 years of serving its Charles County community.

Citing supply chain issues, the owners of Carousel Clothing on Festival Way in Waldorf announced it would close later this fall after it was founded by Marilyn Hancock in 1977 in southern Maryland.

“It’s been an honor to provide outfits for the greatest moments of your life – christenings, weddings, pageants and many more memorable events,” the owners said. “We cherished the chance to outfit your children in their school uniforms.”

No official closing date has been announced.

Going forward, Carousel Clothing will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The store will be closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

“Unfortunately, supply chain issues have hurt our business,” they said. “However, we smile thinking of all that Carousel Clothing has brought to our lives.

“Our greatest treasures are the friends and relationships we have gained by opening our doors to the Southern Maryland community.”

Since the announcement of Carousel Clothing’s closure, there has been an outpouring of support and well wishes from community members on social media, which owner Lisa Case called “overwhelming”.

More information on the store’s official closure and remaining inventory is expected to be announced later.

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