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Yesterday's Rose Closes in Downtown Fairfax

The long-time thrift shop closed after one year in new location.

Yesterday's Rose shut down only a year after it opened its new location in downtown Fairfax.

Thrift store employees posted a farewell message to YesterdaysRose.org on Friday. The store held a 75 percent off fire sale up until it closed its doors at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The website is no longer live.

Founded in 1981, Yesterday's Rose was a staple in Fairfax City. Its two stores, Yesterday's Rose and Rose II, spent 30 years selling lightly used clothes and items, filling hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours, and raising over $2.5 million for charity.

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Editor's Note: Corrections made to url of website and organization in former Rose location.

bob worthington June 27, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Perhaps a comment from the board of the sponsoring charities might be forthcoming? Was YR operating on a month to month lease basis after the first year at new location passed? It's a shame that YR shut down not only it's website so quickly but looks like the Facebook page is also gone. For a business of this nature that had been in the community for so many years seems a shame folks can't comment on it's sudden departure.
ij June 27, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Very upsetting to see Yesterday's Rose close for good. I have been shopping at this thrift store since high school. I use to find some amazing items!!! I have to say that it was only a matter of time that they would go out of business once they moved to their new location. In my opinion they failed to prosper due to POOR management, Terrible location, same items week after week, bare racks, EXTREMELY overpriced items. $30.00 for a sequin top? Please I can buy that at a retail store for brand new for far less! Rude staff! These problems were a nail in the coffin for this once AMAZING store. RIP
Judy Rudek June 28, 2012 at 11:04 PM
I was shocked to see the e-mail I got on Friday evening about the closing on Sunday, and did manage to juggle my schedule to spend some time over there Sunday morning. I will sorely miss the Rose - I got a lot of good deals there, and the staff was like family. Admittedly, the new location's layout was a bit awkward, but there was always a great selection of things to peruse when I stopped by. Hopefully, they will be able to find a new location and continue to serve the community and bargain-hunters like me.
My name it means nuthin July 05, 2012 at 03:53 PM
You have absolutely no idea the values you could find there in media if you were a savvy shopper. I found most of the staff to be very sweet. I wish them well. The landlord actually has a potential goldmine there. The store's layout is really intriguing with lots of little cubby hole areas that a creative staff can do wonders with. I hope the new tenant will be a retailer, I loved that store. Excellent a/c system too! Now, please don't look for scandal or mystery, it's done. Let's celebrate the many years Judy and the gang served us here in Fairfax. O.K.?
CC July 28, 2012 at 03:01 AM
I shopped and donated on a pretty regular basis, and was shocked to see the for lease sign. In conversation with what I thought was an employee, they told me the store had shut down. Rent hadn't been paid in sometime and they just walked off without warning. Really sad state of affairs.

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