Monday, April 20, 2009

Griffin's Home Accents going out of business


For over 20 years, Denny and Fran Griffin have operated Griffin's Home Accents in Oala. Griffin's sold home decor, scrapbooking material, paintings, frames, beads, collectibles, Yankee Candles, Precious Moments, Crocs Footwear and much, much more. They have decided to shut the doors and thus have put everything in the store up for sale.

Another sad casualty of the economic downturn.

24 comments:

roentarre said...

Sad to see a lot of familiar brands disappearing...

Small City Scenes said...

Yep, it is happening everywhere. It is so sad--all the empty storefronts. MB

melanie said...

Je vois que l'Amérique souffre beaucoup de la crise. Je sais que les "soupes populaires" se développent beaucoup. Cette crise est une catastrophe mondiale mais ceux qui en sont responsables sont prêts à refaire les mêmes erreurs, hélas !

Per Stromsjo said...

Hopefully, they'll find another opportunity to use their expertise and serve customers again. Some other day, some other place maybe. Twenty years is a long time to stay in business.

B Squared said...

Such a sad sign of the times.

Lois said...

This is so disheartening! The big news here this morning is that one of the oldest family owned restaurants in Tallahassee, the Silver Slipper, has closed. They have been an institution here since 1938.

Jacob said...

It is disheartening. Sorry to hear about the Silver Slipper. I'm afraid we're not at the bottom, yet.

Vogon Poet said...

This time the picture (not the photo) is really a bit sad. I hope something could change for the better, it's a pity for this shop and the people who worked there. Good post.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a pity!

Tricia said...

it really is heart breaking they can't stay in business - what will they do now? it's horrible!

Christopher Raun Leth said...

It's so sad to hear that so many fine and old shops are closing down. I'm afraid it's the same here in Denmark. More and more streets have a lot of empty store windows :-(

Jarart said...

There are so many places going out of business now. So sad.

Halcyon said...

I hope they have enough saved so they can retire at least. That is always a good reason to go out of business!

Ken said...

It sad to see smaller shops closing down. In our town it's not only the economy but the Walmart effect.

Jacob said...

@ Ken - That's true here, too...we have three huge Walmarts in a relatively small community. But also, with regard to Griffins, they had to compete with a large Michaels and a Hobby Lobby, both of which sell many of the same/similar things at much lower prices.

Boise Diva said...

That's too bad....we've see our local craft stores close, too, though.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I am sure the people that shop there regularly are disappointed as well. I miss my favorite shops that have closed. It's unsettling.

Marie-Noyale said...

not something we enjoy to see...
May be they can retire early..

D said...

sad sad sad little store
when will the economy turn around!?

PJ said...

When we drive around town we're constantly debating whether a business is still open or closed. The failure rate is astonishing. It's very sad to see.

cellini.k said...

love it,nice shot :)
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cellini.k said...

love it,nice shot :)
check mine!

dodong flores said...

That is so sad...

Paula said...

My best friend and I considered Griffin's our "temple".We worshipped at the scrappingbooking section by traveling 35 miles from our homes.Our pilgramage took us by Michael's and by Hobby Lobby.The selection at Griffin's was superior to its competitors because of the passion from its staff.They loved scrapping as much as we have and the newest products they were to display always stood as a testiment to this fact....(heavy sigh)...Thanks for the memories and the inspiration to turn my own into little pages of art.Sincerely,Paula

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson