COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A historical costume shop in Colorado Springs will be shutting the doors at its current location — Zeezo’s is downsizing and looking for a new place to call home.
The costume shop has thousands of costume combinations and it’s sat on Tejon Street between Bijou and Kiowa for the last four years, but it first opened in 1993.
After a successful two decades, the store owners have decided to downsize and narrow their costume options. Co-owner, Jessica Modeer said, "We felt like it would be a good time, and also a time to set ourselves apart at a time when it’s getting busier."
Sixty percent of the store’s business was only coming from 20 square feet of the building. That when they knew they needed to make some changes, "we decided to focus more on curating a really amazing vintage clothing collection, makeup, wigs and a few other areas that complement those."
Costumes and accessories that are typically pre-packaged and made in large quantities are part of the inventory that will no longer be sold at the store.
Zeezo’s is the fourth retailer to occupy the spot but now it’s on the market for $2.4 million dollars. Inside the shop is still most of its original decor including light fixtures, paint and marble casings that date back to the 1960’s.
Sarah Humbargar from the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs says it has become one of the largest spaces for sale in the downtown area.
Once the building is sold, customers came expect some markdowns on items that won’t be sold at the new location.
The owners have started looking for a new location and hope they find one in downtown Colorado Springs.