Simply deVine closing its doors

Gift boutique store Simply deVine, which opened in November of 2007, will close its doors due to lack of revenue on Feb. 28.

On a gloomy winter morning, a “Going Out of Business” sign hangs over the store front of Simply deVine.

The inside of the store is much more cheerful than the sign outside. The tables of candles and lotions in the center of the store draw you in immediately.

Simply deVine opened its doors in November 2007. The unique gift items sold inside have always been popular with customers, but they did not generate enough revenue for co-owner Sheila Miller to continue operating the business. She will have to close the doors with her husband Samuel for good on Feb. 28.

“The main reason why we are having to close is, we think a lot of it is due to the economic climate,” Miller said. “Because we are such a new business it has to have a lot of customers coming in and making purchases.

“We just completely ran out of revenue basically.”

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