The owner of the Little Switzerland Toys & Dolls shop has decided that 43 years is enough, and is wrapping up her career at the Huntington children’s toy store.
But the owner of Einstein’s Attic in Northport is stepping up to take over the shop at 267 Main St.
Lily Bergh notified her customers and fans Friday on Instagram, posting a letter Friday on Instagram, expressing her gratitude and saying it was time to do something else.
“It has been an absolute joy to be a part of your lives and witness the smiles on the faces of generations of children as they entered our store. From the early days when the store was filled with dolls to the evolution into a doll and toy store ,it has been an exciting journey.”
“I will forever cherish the memories of seeing the little kids come in and choosetheir firt doll. And to see those same children return years later with their own little ones, creating a new geneation of toy lovers, brought an even bigger smille to my face.”
Over the years, the store has sold rocking horses, toys, music boxes, educational materials, doll houses, art supplies, and, of course, dolls.
Lori Badanes of Einstein Attic on Main Street in Northport has stepped in to operate the store. Bergh will be at the shop this weekend, she said, and the store will be closed Jan. 29-Feb.1 for some minor renovations.