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Arango, that funky little shop at the Saks Fifth Avenue wing of Dadeland Mall, is locking its doors permanently on Saturday. The artful store opened 50 years ago when modernism was in its earliest stages and Dadeland was a tyke of a shopping center, having just opened two years prior. According to the Miami Herald, co-owner Marianne Russell credits the close to "an unsustainable rent increase" from Dadeland's operator.
The anouncement was made in an email blast to loyal patrons earlier this week, which drew in local and international customers to say their goodbyes whilst scooping up discounted home accents. "The most common email response is, 'N-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o, exclamation mark, exclamation mark, exclamation mark,' " said David Russell, co-owner of arango, to the Miami Herald. Although arango's next move has been intentionally unmapped, we can be certain that the store will seek a fun, fresh new form. Details on that later.
· Arango store, a fixture for 50 years, to close at Dadeland Mall [Miami Herald]
· Arango Design Store, After 50 Years, is Closing its Doors [Curbed Miami]
· Arango Store [Official Site]