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Mystic – The Emporium, a gift shop in downtown Mystic, has announced it will close early this summer after 48 years in business at the same location.
The closing is announced on the shop’s Facebook page and on signs posted at their location at 15 Water St. The signs refer to the “End of An Era, 1965 - 2013.”
The building housing the Emporium was placed on the market last year by longtime owners Robert Palmer Bankel and Evan John Nickles, who own the House of 1833, a bed and breakfast in Old Mystic.
There are still “For Sale” signs posted outside.