The owner of Around the Block in the Magnolia Village at 3308 West McGraw Street is calling it quits.
Here is the message she sent to announce the closure of the store:
I wanted to inform the community which has supported me at Around the Block for the past 22 years that I have decided to close as of September 1, 2011. Through all these past years I have truly enjoyed coming in to many of your homes and helping you create the environment you wished for and give you the advice you needed to look at a room in a different way. The store has allowed me to " have a reason to shop" for the unexpected, the beautiful and the best of what I believe a home should include and the gifts that I hope anyone would want to receive. I will begin a store wide sale on Wednesday June 1 to continue until August 31. I will miss my fellow Magnolia Merchants who work so hard at making the Village a better place for all of us and also the customers whom I have come to call my friends! Janie Bolton