The Gift and Art Shop Inc. – an upscale boutique offering china, crystal, flatware, stationery and other specialty items – is closing its doors at 4704 Poplar Ave. after 55 years in business.
An email sent to customers Wednesday, Dec. 26, by the store’s owner, Evelyn Heun, had a subject line of, “Gift and Art is Sadly Closing,” and contained the following message:
To my amazing customers,
I have been on an incredible journey with each of you over the last 55 years! I truly see all of you as my family. My heart has belonged to this store forever and it always will hold a huge place but it is now time for me to move into another chapter of my life and enjoy time with my family. As much as it saddens me to say goodbye, I want you each to know I have treasured my time sharing my heart and soul with you. I hope that you always remember Gift and Art with a smile.
A closing sale started Wednesday with at least 40 percent off merchandise.
The Gift and Art Shop opened in 1957. Calls to The Gift and Art Shop were not immediately returned.