The Village Basket will be closing up its Deer Park Avenue shop, one of its owners said earlier this week.
Owner Nancy Kupferman wrote on local blog AroundBabylon that the business had been struggling through the last year with lower foot traffic and sales since Hurricane Sandy struck the area.
AroundBabylon blogger Aaron Stein said the owners expected to remain open until about November 1.
"We are not saying the rent is [too] high or anything negative about our landlord, but no sales equals the inability to pay any amount of cost to run this business," Kupferman wrote. The storefront on Monday had a "Store Closing" sign hanging in the window, with it noting 50 percent off merchandise and furniture within the storefront.
"Since I love the Babylon downtown and am a supporter of all the business here, I feel that it is respectful to the other merchants not to let the store run down and leave now," Kupferman continued.
Kupferman and her husband Howard have owned the storefront has been a longtime tenant of the village's downtown.
The storefront is just one of many that have left or will be leaving Babylon Village's business district – neighboring businesses The Hesperus and Coastal Island Treasures announced closings, and The Lite Choice and The Custom Jewelry Shop also closed their doors within the last few months.