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After eight great years on buzzing Abbot Kinney, essential interior decor boutique A+R clearing out house. Founders Rose Apodaca and Andy Griffith tell us that their business and inventory have outgrown their Venice digs, and they're seeking a new space for their modern design wonderland. The shop is slated to shutter Saturday, April 26th, and they're throwing a "Grand Exiting Sale" right this minute.
"We take great pride in having been a part of the renaissance on Abbot Kinney since opening there in November 2007, [when] it was still a street dotted with head shops," the couple tells us. "We enthusiastically promoted our store and our fellow pioneering neighbors (including the building's architect and landlord, Michael Sant) because we knew it was such a special street."
The designer duo—who'll toast A+R's 10th anniversary this fall—add that they're looking for a space "as big or bigger" than their La Brea boutique. (Go team!) Stay tuned for more deets on their new address.