After 57-years, the Terrace Interior Ltd. store on Lazelle Avenue is closing on May 10.
“We just decided it was time to go,” said Marilyn Dahl, the owner of the interior supply store.
The business, owned by Dahl and 50-year old son Ron, has been the city’s local resource for paint supplies, custom-made drapes and blinds, and other interior-decorating related products since 1961. Dahl’s parents were the ones that originally opened the location.
“I felt a little sad about it, times have changed and people have changed. But it was getting to the point where I felt this was something we needed to do,” Dahl said.
Recognized multiple times for their knowledge and good customer service by the Terrace District Chamber of Commerce, the Terrace Interior store has also made a point of lending out a helping hand to community projects over the years.
“Anyone that comes in and tell us what they want to do, we try and donate to them,” Dahl said.
Several organizations including the Art Gallery and the Mills Memorial Hospital Thrift Store have used products donated by Terrace Interiors. The store also donated paint to the Greater Terrace Beautification Society when they created the Scotia Bank artistic mural downtown.
Dahl said she’s had customers she hasn’t seen for years come into the store to say goodbye, many of whom still have a list kept by Terrace Interiors of previous purchases.
“Some of them have cried, some just come in to talk just because we’ve been here for so long,” Dahl said.
Once the store closes on May 10, the property will be taken over by some medical doctors in the area who are looking to open a new private clinic.