Shop Talk | July 22, 2011 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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Eating Out - July 22, 2011

Shop Talk

THE END OF PRESTIGE ... After 57 years as a mainstay in Palo Alto's Town & Country Village shopping center, women's-clothing boutique Prestige Inc. is scheduled to close its doors later this month. Owner Barbara Strassberger, daughter of the late owner Rita Strassberger, will retire after operating the store for 40 years. "I just think it's time for me to smell the roses," said the younger Strassberger, who started helping her mother at the store at age 14. "The saddest part will be not seeing our customers. They've become our friends." Strassberger said she has no plans yet for life post-retail, but that she's looking forward to retirement. "It's going to be a brand-new, exciting adventure," she said.

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