Michael Hardesty, owner of Zinnias at Melrose, announced on the store’s Facebook page last month that the indoor mall will close on Wednesday, Feb. 28.
The mall, which is just over 10,000 square feet, features 30 different vendors. Zinnia’s was first opened by Michael Todd Robertson in 2009 as an eclectic vintage market. Hardesty purchased the business from Robertson in 2013.
“In that time, we have grown sales at the store over 109 percent, which is something I am very proud of, but it’s a much bigger picture than just the numbers to me,” Hardesty explains.
Sales were significantly up in 2017, with the store selling online and shipping items across the country and internationally. However, Hardesty says that, after careful consideration, he will not be renewing his lease on the building, located at 724 W. Indian School Road. “Unfortunately, we did not reach a new agreement with the building owners.”
Hardesty, who has built a loyal following at Zinnias, invites current and former customers to share their memories and personal experiences from the store, talk about the items they have purchased over the years, etc., on Facebook at Zinnias At Melrose Mall. Also, follow the Facebook page for a calendar of important dates and events that will take place as the clock for Zinnias begins to count down.
For more information, call 602-264-4166 or visit http://www.zinniasatmelrose.com.