By Lance Henderson
After 10 years in Bellingham, La Rue Costume Rentals at 2502 Cornwall Ave. will close around Jan. 31, said owner Joan Lussier.
Lussier, who had her first costume store in Los Angeles before coming to Bellingham, said she wants to retire.
“I’ve been doing this a long time and I am ready to move on,” Lussier said.
She said she is beginning to pack up the store now, but plans to be open through the holidays.
“I was hoping that someone would come and buy up all the inventory, but I am probably going to put it all in storage and then piece it out,” she said.
Through 10 holiday seasons, Lussier said she has met a lot of great people and she would like to thank Bellingham for its patronage over the years.
“There are going to be a lot of sad people over this,” Lussier said.