LE MARS, Iowa — The building at the corner of Central Avenue and Plymouth Street in downtown Le Mars will continue on as a clothing store after all.
Claussen’s, which has occupied the store for 33 years, announced this fall that it would close permanently as the proprietors, Terry Claussen and wife Lori, retire. At the time of the announcement, Terry Claussen said it wasn’t yet clear what would become of the building, which he says has been used as a clothing store for more than a century.
Chad and Jill Mescher of Le Mars plan to open their store, called Mescher’s, after the first of the year. Claussen’s liquidation sale will continue until the merchandise is gone, Chad Mescher told The Journal, and he will stock the store with fresh merchandise.
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The store, he said, will be largely the same as Claussen’s, though some