Wicks is still hopeful that a buyer might swoop in and take over the business, remarking that it is wonderful to be a part of the Ann Arbor business community. She calls the store price low, saying she is only looking to cover fixtures and inventory. But if no buyer emerges by Aug. 31, she has a plan.

The store, owner Laurie Wicks stresses, is not closing. Yet after decades in Ann Arbor, 14 years under Wicks and after a much-publicized move to Huron Village on Washtenaw, Wicks is ready for a change.

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