Bramble, a boutique gift and home décor store with products inspired by nature at 115 N. Oak Park Ave., is closing its doors for the last time on June 22, confirmed owner Danah Fisher.
Fisher said she decided to close business, which opened in 2007, because she and her husband are relocating from their home in Oak Park, "and I didn't want to run the store absentee."
She said the shop is having a going-out-of-business sale, and the discounts will get bigger as the shop gets closer to its last day.
Fisher said she plans to continue with her work donating to various causes. Bramble has supported national and local causes such as the Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy and Chicago's Inner-City Education Program, among others.
"My plan is to work with social service organizations and nonprofits that have a retail component," she said, noting that she aims to work with non-governmental organizations to bring a business perspective to retail operations.
Fisher, who was recently appointed to the board of Oak Park's Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, said she was inspired by the Newman's Own Foundation, which is run by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman.
"I'm grateful to my loyal customers," she said. "It's been wonderful in Oak Park."
She said she is working with her landlord and real estate broker David King to find a new tenant with a similar focus.
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