I was sad to learn that Finding Joy Boutique in Chanhassen is closing on February 21. The store features work from more than 60 local artisans, and it won a 2013 Best of the Southwest Metro Award for Best Place for Unusual Gifts and two 2012 Best of the Southwest Metro Awards for Best New Shop and Best Boutique.
According to a press release, Finding Joy is having a store closing sale through February 21, and the store will be open 11 a.m.—5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10–2 p.m. Saturdays.
“The economy has made it tough for small businesses to survive,” wrote the store's artist/owner Christie Larson. “Although Finding Joy will be closing, I hope that our wonderful customers will continue to support its local artists at art festivals and other independent shops.”