Marion Lane Candles Exiting Downtown Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan (WIBW) -A business that's become a staple of downtown Topeka is moving elsewhere.

After 8 years Marion Lane Candle store owner Connie Cook cites a decline in foot traffic over the past four years for her decision.

She says she still feels downtown Topeka can be successful for other businesses but sees her personal success coming in a different way.

"Just functionality wise we can't do what we need to do to be successfull. At the end of the day I had to make a tough business decision, but i need to be successful and focus on what my customers are asking for. If I didn't do something to change my business model and do something different, I probably would have suffered a long slow death.

Cook will open a new store at Brookwood Shopping Center, near 29th and Oakley.


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