SoleMates, 125 1/2 N. Tejon St., is closing at the end of October. Frank and Ruby Maestas, who bought the downtown business a year ago, are closing for family reasons.
“My daughter has moved away, and she has my only two grandchildren,” Ruby Maestas said. She wants the freedom to travel and visit her grandchildren when she wants — and owning a business does not allow her that freedom, she said.
“We just decided that family comes first.”