Sweat & Strut, Upper Montclair’s athletic-wear boutique, was forced to shut its doors on August 13 due to a strong smell that occurred during remodeling work being done in a space next door. Sweat & Strut needed to ensure that its space was healthy for customers and employees and hoped that after a week of airing out the space they would be able to reopen. However, owner Melissa Sowa-Legters is working diligently to correct any lingering issues and plans to reopen the doors very soon.
“This has been just devastating and exhausting emotionally,” says Sowa-Legters. “I was in the process of planning our One-year anniversary celebration and then this happened. This wasn’t anything I could have planned for or ever wanted. I can’t wait to get the door open again and see my awesome customers, and get them geared up in the best leggings available in North Jersey. I can’t begin to express my appreciation for the support and understanding I’ve received, and we will have that anniversary celebration. I look forward to being back better than ever, providing what was intended – women owned, high quality, athletic and leisure wear to our cherished clientele.“
Sweat & Strut will be participating in the Montclair Fashion Show in September 17th at the Wellmont Theater, and will also be showcasing some “pop-up” shops at various locations in the community.