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Back in January, we introduced you to Articulum General Store—a DTLA treasure trove filled with a curated selection of unique, locally-made goods. Despite offering serious eye candy and stealing the hearts of blogstars like Olivia Lopez, the shop is sadly closing its doors on Sunday, December 27th.
Shop owner Narumi Ogawa announced the bummer news last night, adding that she just launched a going out business sale at the store that includes "furniture (tables, benches, book shelves)." All the sales are final.
Although Ogawa has yet to confirm the official story behind this sudden shutter (we've reached out for comment), we're guess that a lack of sales may have been the culprit. Update (12/3 at 3:30pm): Regarding the closure, Ogawa tells us that "the major reasons are slow foot traffic and my lease which is due by end of this year and my rent will go up. I am selling 20~40% off store wide sale and all the furniture are priced reasonable."
We'll miss you, Articulum!
Articulum General Store's remaining hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 7pm, Saturday from 1 to 7pm, and Sunday from 1 to 6pm. Closed Mondays.