is going out of business.
Andrea Cerrillo, one of the owners of the store in Stone Mountain Village, said the area doesn't get the traffic needed to support the store, which is chock full of items ranging from furniture to artwork to accessories.
"We tried. We tried for a year and a half," she said.
Discounts are going on as the owners prepare to close in July. "We have to get rid of everything before we close," Cerrillo said.
Cerrillo and Gabriela Da Silva, the store's other owner, were interviewed for Patch's feature last October.
T and are two businesses that have closed their doors in Stone Mountain Village since last fall. The Crab Pot cited lack of traffic; Petals started seeing its business drop as the economy tanked and clients started losing their jobs, the owner said.
Other businesses have opened up in the area, such as (which took over The Crab Pot's old space), salon (which set up in Petals' former spot), and
Andy Williams, 55, who stopped in at ABC Consignment recently, said he grew up in the City of Stone Mountain and remembers when there used to be an overhead covering or awning down Main Street, allowing folks to walk around no matter the weather. He said the Village should bring that back as well as pull-in parking and building owners should reduce rent.
"It looks good but it's not working," said Williams, who now lives in Centerville.
Successful efforts to bring people to the Village include the recent concert series, the , and regular . The city's "Movies on Main" has also brought people in, and returns on May 26 at dark with a showing of the movie "Footloose," which filmed in the city.
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