Village Active closes at the Village Shops

Village Active owner Cassie Schmidt oversaw the sale of store fixtures Wednesday.

When Village Active closed its doors at the Village Shops Tuesday, it was for the last time.

Owner Cassie Schmidt confirmed Wednesday that the store was going out of business. Originally opened as Jake’s in the Village in 2007, the store went through a rebranding in June 2011 to become more focused on performance wear sales.

Schmidt said the lease on the Village Shops space was up, and it provided the family an opportunity to make a decision about where to put their energies.

“We decided we needed to focus,” Schmidt said of the familiy’s decision to close the Prairie Village location. They will continue to operate *Whim, a gift boutique in Lee’s Summit. The Lee’s Summit store opened three years ago.