Platos Closet Owner & Daughter

Jennah Esposito and her husband, Tyler, opened Plato's Closet in Ontario four years before their 6-year-old daughter, Avery (above), was born. The retail outlet is about to undergo a remodel to help mark its 10-year-anniversary.

ONTARIO -- Jennah Esposito takes pride in her clothing store's ability to stay trendy.

So the owner of Plato's Closet, in honor of the store's 10th anniversary, thought it was time for a remodel.

Customers were wearing flare jeans, ballet flats and graphic t-shirts spelling "Aeropostale" or "Hollister across their chest when Esposito and her husband, Tyler, opened their store.

People now come to buy skinny jeans, Converse tennis shoes, flowy tops and a different kind of graphic t-shirts, ones with sayings on them, instead. 

"It's just crazy to see how fashion evolves, and since I've been here for so long, I've watched it happen. So now I look back and think, why were we wearing that? It was so bad," Esposito said.

"But I think that's the funnest part about it, seeing how trends change and making sure what we have is what's popular." 

Plato's Closet, 787 N Lexington-Springmill Road, will close Sunday, Feb. 24 and likely reopen Friday, March 1. Its grand reopening celebration is scheduled for Saturday, March 2. 

In that time, they'll redo the walls, floors and fitting rooms. They're working with a Texas-based company that does all Plato's Closet remodels. 

"It's just a completely new look. We're making the walls white, and there'll be a little bit of gray and a little of a magenta color, but it will look like a completely different store," Esposito said.

"It's going to be so bright. The white is going to make it look so fresh." 

The Espositos opened the store in May 2009 after moving to the area from Sandusky. 

"My mother-in-law and her sister own the Plato's Closet in Sandusky, so they opened that one and suggested opening another location, so we just sort of picked up our lives and jumped into this," Jennah Esposito said. 

She was 21 at that time, and the couple had married the week before. 

"So everything kind of happened 10 years ago. It's the 10-year anniversary of everything in our lives," Esposito said. 

She thanked customers and the community for their support.  

"They've been amazing, and we love being in Ontario. We have the best customers," she said. "It's just crazy to think that 10 years later we're still doing it." 

Ten years from now, she hopes to be doing the same. She anticipates another remodel then, as they are required every decade through Plato's. 

"It's just about keeping up with whatever is cool at the time," she said. "I think that's what sets us apart from everyone else. We get so many styles and brands under one roof, and we're constantly changing with the trends."

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