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The Row

Cross Keys at the crossroads

Cross Keys at the crossroads

Rhythmic thumping of techno music filled the air as a series of models draped in fall fashions strutted across the T-shaped runway.

In September, a majority of Cross Keys retailers joined together to produce a series of fashion shows to highlight new fall fashions. Store owners reported near-record sales. And the evening was capped by a fashion show and catered cocktail party celebrating the 40th anniversary of the boutique Ruth Shaw Inc. That day, Cross Keys seemed to return to its past glory.

"It was incredible here. There was so much energy," said Karen Ciurca-Weiner, manager and buyer for Jones & Jones, a boutique. "Every store here said the same...