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Argh. Pulp, the funky gift shop that's been an institution on 14th Street for the past 12 years, just put up a Facebook announcement that the shop is closing on January 12. The Facebook anouncement reads:
Greetings dearest friends, neighbors and customers. We are sad to report that PULP will be closing its doors on Sunday January 12th. Over the next 2 weeks, we hope you will come by as we clear out all our remaining merchandise. Thank you for 12 amazing years. We appreciate each and every one of you.
And a press release states: "'The decision to close the store has not been easy, nor was it made without a great deal of thought and consultation,' owner Anthony Boykins said. General Manager Meryl Hooker added, 'Retail stores like PULP are very special places that have a big impact on customers and neighborhoods. As much as PULP is loved by the community, places like this aren't meant to last forever. The time is right to close the store,' she said."
In the summer, Pulp tried a Clovest campaign to raise $15,000 in funds to renovate the shop. Now that the shop is closing, an inventory liquidation sale is in progress through January 12, with deep discounts on merchandise.
· Pulp DC [Facebook]