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Das Baumhaus to close after 38-year run
Barb Gelbach, owner of das Baumhaus, folds clothes during the store's going-out-of-business sale Friday. Gelbach decided to close the store after 38 years so she can retire. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - A cornerstone downtown business is closing after almost 40 years on the Square. Das Baumhaus, a women's clothing and gift store that has been in business for 38 years at 1630 11th St., will be closing as owner Barb Gehlbach retires. "With mixed emotions we have decided to retire and close das Baumhaus," read a post on the store's Facebook page this week.