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Popular Gift Store Closes After 48 Years In Georgetown |

Popular Gift Store Closes After 48 Years In Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, DC — The unique, handcrafted gift store Appalachian Spring announced it’s closing after over 48 years in Georgetown, according to reports. The store’s last day open is Friday, June 24.

The local neighborhood blog The Georgetown Metropolitan reports that the owners chose not to renew the lease, which ends in June, and a sign on the store announces the availability of the building for lease.

Appalachian Spring began in Georgetown in 1968. The store is known for it’s unusual collection and wide variety of gifts, selling everything from colorful jewelry to glass frogs, kaleidoscopes and kitchen accessories.

Many customers rely on Appalachian Spring for wedding and Christmas gifts.

“Given the nature of their departure (a dramatic hike in rent) it seems unlikely we’ll see the space occupied by any retailer half as interesting as Appalachian Spring,” The Georgetown Metropolitan writes.

The other three locations will remain open in: East Hall in DC; Congressional Plaza in Rockville, MD and Reston Town Center in Reston, VA.

Stop in before they close: the Georgetown store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12-6 p.m. Sunday at 1415 Wisconsin Ave NW.

Hat tip to The Georgetown Metropolitan.

Photo: Google Street View

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