by Sue Ann Rybak
Chestnut Hill’s go-to sports boutique, Indigo Schuy, 8432 Germantown Ave., announced it has decided to close.
Since its opening in January 2012, the store has become more than just a place to purchase active wear. Thanks to the owner, Schuyler Nunn and her passion for running and generosity, Indigo Schuy was a central part of the Chestnut Hill community.
According to an article in the Local in June 2015 by Jeremy Jones, Nunn’s passion for running and love of her hometown transformed it into a “networking hub of support, connection and inspiration for women” who have “an active, on-the-go lifestyle.”
Nunn was also co-founder “iRunTheHill,” a public Facebook group dedicated to building community and camaraderie among residents “who love to walk, run, bike, exercise and/or explore” the Chestnut Hill area.
Unfortunately, Indigo Schuy’s run in Chestnut Hill will end this spring.
Nunn sent out an email on Friday, April 1, that said “It is with heavy but grateful hearts, and after much deliberation, we have decided to alter our course and will be closing the bricks -and-mortar Indigo Schuy after nearly five years in Chestnut Hill.
“It’s been a terrific journey, and we are so thankful to all of you, our loyal customers, who have supported us over the years, given us the opportunity to be part of Chestnut Hill retail community and helped us give back to a variety of local organizations along the way. We have met many a wonderful new friends and have had a great ride.”
She said they decided not to renew their lease for several reasons, but the main reason was “that it has become increasingly challenging to compete with online retail.”
“We loved our time with the bricks-and-mortar store,” Nunn said. “We are grateful to have had the opportunity to meet and connect with so many wonderful people throughout the community. As of now, we are unsure what, if any, direction Indigo Schuy will take in the future.”
At this time, she said she has no plans to open on an online store. Nunn, who is recovering from a recent injury, said she is going to take some time off to focus on her recovery and family and “then will weigh possible options.”
She added that there is no official closing date (TBD). Until then, all merchandise is 20 percent off and the store will continue to increase discounts until everything in the store is sold. Indigo Schuy will be open this week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
For more information go to indigoschuy.com.