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Chandler's Urban Tea Loft Abruptly Closes; Owner Hopes to Sell All Merchandise and Equipment by End of July

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Chandler's Urban Tea Loft shut its doors yesterday and will be getting rid of all store merchandise by the end of the month.

Tea loft owner, Glynis Legrand, sent out an email yesterday morning that said she'll be closing up shop to take care of her husband, Eric, who has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and requires immediate surgery. His surgery takes place today.

"We've always been honest communicating what our family and business is up to. Today is no different," writes Legrand. "We know this news may be disappointing and apologize for the abrupt departure. We have lots of preparing to do and a very short time to make arrangements."

The message goes on to say that because of the the family matters, the Urban Tea Loft is in need to be completely out of its space at 11 West Boston Street by July 29.

The tea loft will temporarily open its doors next week, Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 A.M. to 1 p.m. to get rid of everything including tea, merchandise, LCD TVs, Stone Creek furniture cases, restaurant equipment, etc. The wall tufting, benches, and stereo system in the tea house's VIP room are also up for grabs. According to Legrand, everything is on a first come, first served basis.

If you would like to claim first dibs on anything in the store or have any questions, you can email Legrand at [email protected]

The shop's phone has been disconnected and Legrand could not be reached for comment, but according to the note, the family has hopes of re-opening in another location and promises to keep everyone informed.

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