MMKidz, a children’s clothing store at 105 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck Plaza, will close its doors, one of its owners has announced on Facebook.
The boutique store, which opened in Great Neck in March, catered to children from 1 to 16 years old. MMKidz’ first location was in Brooklyn and opened in 2016.
Meira Epner, one of the store owners, said the Great Neck location is closing and “everything must go.” All boys and girls items are 40 percent off.
Adam, a store owner who declined to give his last name, said they came to Great Neck Plaza because they previously had done shows in the area and “wanted to try out the neighborhood.”
The store’s exact closing date is unclear.
Jay Corn, the vice president of the Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District, said it’s “very difficult to compete with the Internet” when it comes to retail and that the village is having a difficult time keeping those kinds of merchants in town.
“[The closing of] MMKidz is not a surprise,” Corn said. “In fact, it would have been a surprise if they made it.”
Two baby stores recently closed, while clothing stores like Camp and Campus and Adele Kauff also closed in the Plaza last year, Corn said.
“There were always new stores that would come in and try, but the icons were always here in between. That’s what we lost now. We lost the icons,” Corn said. “We lost the ones that were destination stores.”