Oprah store to close in West Loop

April 28, 2011 6:07:42 AM PDT
There's yet another sign that the era of Oprah in Chicago is coming to an end.

Her store on the Near West Side is closing its doors.

The retail venture was first launched in 2008 across the street from Harpo Studios. Most of the customers were those just coming from show tapings, anxious for souvenirs.

Expect a clearance sale after Oprah's final show before the June closing. Online retail sales will also end.

The kiosks at O'Hare and Midway have already disappeared, and the outlet at Water Tower Place closes at the end of May.