A school supply store that relocated to Sixteen West Marketplace in downtown Roanoke last year will close at the end of the month, the owner said.
Marie Kinzie is closing the store for personal reasons, she said. In addition to running the store, she also teaches classes to home schoolers and is a tutor. And, she’s been caring for her father. Kinzie, 62, said she needs to slow down and decided closing the store was her best option.
“I really hate to do it,” Kinzie said. “My health just can’t take it.”
She added that the school supply business “isn’t the greatest business to be in.”
Kinzie bought the business from the original owner 15 years ago. It was located on Orange Avenue until December, when she moved from a 1,800 square-foot building to a small stall inside Sixteen West Marketplace in Church Avenue in downtown Roanoke.
Other businesses inside Sixteen West include CORE Chiropractic and Wellness, RAC Xpress, Little Green Hive cafe, S&W Market, Cork and Crust restaurant, Fleda A. Ring Artworks and Barefoot Studios.
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