Teacher Peach, which started 18 months ago as an online resource for educators, has closed its Central Avenue location after a little over a year of operation to concentrate on its Internet and trade show business, according to owner Randi Brill.
“We opened as an online business and wanted to see how a brick and mortar location would do,” Brill said. “We wanted to see what we could do and it was not our market,” she added about the on street retail component of the business.
Joining Benjamin Tapas, Blue Rose and perhaps In the Raw, Teacher Peach appears to be the fourth Highland Park business to close this month. Defining Moments, a casual shoe and apparel store, hopes to open in October. Olive Tap is scheduled to begin its Highland Park operation next month.
In the Raw has not been open in nearly three weeks and has not returned calls to Patch or responded to emails to confirm its status.
Brill started the company on May 1, 2012, with a website and talking to educators face to face at trade shows. She opened the store May 22, 2012. She was not unhappy with the company’s time in town.
“Highland Park was a fabulous place to open a store,” Brill said. “I’m a serial entrepreneur and I’d come back here again with another business.”