By JULIE E. GREENE
The reins of a downtown Hagerstown institution have changed hands, but the new owner says she plans to continue the tradition of quality merchandise and service.
After 29 years at the helm of Lena Darner Boutique, Marjorie Grumbacher is retiring.
She sold the store to Cheryl Kendig on March 13 but is continuing to work at the shop to ensure a smooth transition, she said.
"I've made a lot of friends," said Grumbacher, 77. "I've enjoyed outfitting people for special events and travel."
Kendig plans to continue the personal service the boutique offers its loyal customers. She purchases clothing for the store that she believes specific customers would want.