A staple of the downtown business scene will close after selling women's formal wear for more than 50 years.
Carol Norton, owner of Jane Anderson Brides at 11 N. Potomac St., said she decided to close the business after 3 1/2 years of ownership to address personal health issues.
"The closing is for good unless someone purchases the store," she said. "It was fun ... helping create a unique look for (that) special day."
Norton said she purchased the shop from Jane Anderson, who ran it for about 17 years. The business has sold dresses for at least 50 consecutive years, she said.