TIMONIUM, Md. — The Clearing House in Timonium is closing its doors next year after 40 years in business.
According to the owners, the consignment store has been in Baltimore County since 1980 when it first opened at its location on Church Lane in Cockeysville.
The store later moved to a bigger location off Padonia Road in Timonium.
The Clearing House sold furniture, home decor, dinner ware, jewelry and other unique items and was run by two generations of women.
Every year for the last 30 years, it held a huge event called the "Sidewalk Sale" under a tent outside the store. All of the money raised from each fundraiser would go to the House of Ruth Maryland.
Lisa Hudson, one of the owners of the Clearing House, said over the last 30 years they were able to raise more than $180,000 for the House of Ruth.
She says a decline in sales, internet competition and an expiring lease are the reasons they've decided to close the store.
The last day will be February 20, 2021.