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Pygmalion’s Art Supplies to permanently close due to financial difficulties


The sign for Pygmalion’s Art Supplies is pictured at dusk May 31 on North Grant Street. The shop is closing permanently on June 30. Joy Burton

After over 48 years of business, Pygmalion’s Art Supplies is permanently closing June 30, according to an Instagram post from the business.

The post states the business is closing because the rent costs have become too much, and even though it is profitable, it is not enough to keep the store afloat.

Pygmalion's will start a 35% off sale Monday until the business officially closes. They are requesting customers wear face masks, and only six people will be allowed in the store at a time.

Kiki and Alice, the cats who live in the store have been re-homed, according to the post. 

“It's been an honor and pleasure to be a part of this wonderful community for more than 48 years,” the post reads. “It is more than a building and more than a business. Personally, I have learned and grown a lot here. This place and the community that walked through the doors will always have a spot in my heart.”

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