Papillion, a popular women’s clothing store owned by Cheri Scheffler for 42 years, is planning to close next week when its owner retires.

The Linwood establishment, which sells formal attire, jewelry and other clothing, first opened in a garage in Margate in 1972.

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The business relocated several times during its more than four decades, eventually settling into the Linwood Greene shopping center at 210 New Road in Linwood.

Scheffler, 79, of Linwood, said she is retiring and plans to spend more time with her eight grandchildren.

“It’s not just selling clothes, it’s selling an attitude. And I’ve loved every minute of it,” she said.

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