Things Remembered, a personalized gift store located on the upper level of Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence, is apparently closing for good.

Ahh, it's the end of an era. My friend received an email notifying customers of the news.

This makes me sad. When John and I got married, we got so many beautiful, personalized picture frames and gifts for our bridal party, families, and friends there.

When I called the store, the woman I spoke with said she wasn't sure of an exact closing date. So I reached out to mall management, but I haven't heard back just yet.

However, the signs of the store's upcoming closure are evident. Many items are marked down, and the last time I went by, there wasn't much left.

I guess I shouldn't be too surprised about this news. With the popularity of Etsy (and crafty people using their Cricut machines), you can get personalized things much easier now.

I still hate to see it go.

If you're looking for a deal, I would get there quick. The company recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as they prepare for a sale to Enesco, a brand that specializes in the giftware and home and garden décor industries. It's not clear how many stores will close as part of the restructuring.

Enesco says they "intend to operate the Things Remembered online, direct mail and B2B retail businesses, as well as a portfolio of current stores under the Things Remembered brand," Crain's Chicago Business report says.

Hmmm...I wonder what will take its place in the mall.

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