Artisans Center to announce temporary closing

The Artisans Center of Virginia will announce Thursday morning that it will temporarily be closing its doors at the end of the month, but its future in Waynesboro is apparently at question, The Augusta Free Press has learned.
The board of directors of the Artisans Center, the designated statewide artisans center for the Commonwealth, voted Tuesday night to implement the temporary-closing strategy, citing slowing sales, sources said.

Future funding support from the city for the center could be an issue in the decision as well, according to one source.

The Artisans Center currently rents space in Willow Oak Plaza on Broad Street, though the board has been looking at options for a permanent headquarters for several years.

City officials met with members of the board of directors of the Center today at City Hall to talk about the Center’s future in Waynesboro.

Look for more on this tomorrow at augustafreepress.com.

 

– Story by Chris Graham

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25.


The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.
 
augusta free press

Related Content

Shop Google


Comments

%d bloggers like this: