Their lease is up at the end of February, and they decided not to renew. Years ago my barber was in that storefront and moved for lower rent and a more responsive landlord. Some things apparently have not changed.
Whether they will reopen in a different location nearby is unclear because rents in Lincoln Square have become too high relative to sales potential.
How unfortunate. I admit I haven't shopped there in a while but the miserable weather this winter has precluded my normal walks over to Western for cheese shopping. I hope Matt & Sarah are able to find a new location that allows them to prosper (and I hope it's not too far away from me!).