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Danahy's to close after 97 years in business

The uncertainty of the effects of COVID, and their lease being up this this year, factored into the decision to close this spring.

AMHERST, N.Y. — Danahy's has been a staple in fashion in Western New York, and after 97 years in business, it announced Thursday they would be closing in the spring. 

Liz Lennon, President at Danahy's, said in a letter to customers that the uncertainty of the effects of COVID, and their lease being up this this year, they made the difficult decision to close in the spring. 

"There is no easy way to say this and I wish I could call each of you individually.  But...it is with deep regret that I must let you know that after 97 years of Fashion in Western New York

Danahy's will be closing our doors this Spring. 

"Who could have ever for seen the world we currently live in? Two years of COVID, the uncertainty of the effects of COVID moving forward and our lease being up this year has created the perfect storm. Sadly I felt there was no other choice to make but this very difficult one.

THANK YOU for being a constant support to this Small Local Business we will never really be able to truly Thank You."

Danahy's was founded by Mabel Danahy and her sister in 1925. Their first location was on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. The business was sold in 1961 to new owners. In 1996, Danahy's moved to the Northtown Plaza on Sheridan Drive after 72 years on Delaware Avenue.  Danahy's then moved across the street to Piccadilly Plaza in 2017 after the Northtown Plaza was planned for demolition for new development.