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BJ's Blings & Things To Close Jan. 31

The local gift shop cited multiple reasons for closing, one of them being space.

BJ's Blings & Things, a local gift shop, announced it would close its doors for good on Jan. 31.

Owners BJ Nibeck and Beverly Van Joolen announced the news on the store's Facebook page.

“Sad news to share today,” the post read. “Blings & Things will be closing 1/31/13. After much discussion and due to a myriad of unresolved issues with the space and other challenges, we have decided to close.”

Blings and Things, an artisan and consignment shop, moved to Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard from Robinson Crossing in June. It features consigned items along with art, jewelry and accessories made by local artists in the community.

Van Joolen said employees enjoyed their time in Severna Park, but it was just time to close.

"We loved being here," Van Joolen said. "We loved our clients and artisans and it has been so cool meeting people and bringing the community to art. It’s been a lot of fun and there’s a lot of sadness now but sometimes it is just time to move on."

The store is offering discounts on items before it closes. Van Joolen said Jan. 21 is the last day for artisans to come and pick up their work and then there will be a store-wide sale.

Nibeck and Van Joolen also thanked customers and artisans for their support on their Facebook page.


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