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Adele's Naturally Closing After Nearly 45 Years

Another tri-state shop is closing its doors. Adele’s Naturally announced Monday, Feb 8th on Facebook they are going out of business. And as a staple of the community for nearly 45-years, it was a bittersweet decision for owners Fred Cottrell and Faye Gibson.

Posted: Feb 9, 2021 8:33 PM

Adele’s Naturally was first opened in Evansville by Adele Cottrell in the 1970s.

"She lived until she was 101-years-old and died in 2016,” said store manager Jordan Fink. “Which I guess was the end of one era for Adele's."

And now -- another era is set to end -- after the original owner handed the reigns down to her son and daughter-in-law- they are finally closing the business -- located off of Lincoln Ave -- for good.

"Now is the best time with the pandemic -- the economy the way it is," Fink said. "It's just time to call it quits here."

And it’s just as much of a personal move as a financial one -- with the owners getting the chance to live closer to their grandchildren in Indianapolis.

The change is leaving Jordan Fink -- who has been there for 16 years -- optimistically searching for work.

"I have been here more years of my life than I have not been here,” he said. “And I basically grew up here -- so that part is really hard to let go of."

Now, while they aren’t one of the local businesses completely drained of cash from Covid-19 -- they are empathetic to those who have no way of recovering.

"It's terrible -- it's literally people's livelihood that's been effected by this -- and you know a lot of it is just out of everyone's control,” Fink said. “So, you take it for what it is and hope people can pivot and come back stronger than ever."

And they are grateful for the outpouring of love from the community.

"A lot of the people who have been posting and reaching out don't even live around here anymore,” Fink said. “They've just loved the store and we love them and to hear from that at this time has just been great."

As of now, everything at Adele’s Naturally is 25 percent off and while they have not set a close date just yet -- they expect to officially shut their doors within the next few weeks.

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