Susan Mann will lock up the doors to her women's wear retail outlet for the final time on Friday, March 1.
Mrs Mann, who owns Susan's of Ulladulla, will retire after 42 years of owning and operating businesses in Ulladulla.
Mrs Mann's Friday Night Foodie friends Meryl Marsh, Judith McWilliam, Margaret Cowley, Keith Davis, Geoff Kay and Bill Sinclair made a surprise visit to the store to celebrate Mrs Mann's retirement on Wednesday.
"She's an icon of Ulladulla," Mrs McWilliam said.
"So many women are going to miss her now, where can we go for a bit of counselling [while we shop]."
Mrs Mann opened Ulladulla Sports and Toyworld in December 1976. She then operated Surfside Laundry before operating her clothing store.
Mrs Mann said she was "happy to go" but would miss her "very beautiful" customers. She said she hoped to see another clothing store open catering to women over 60.