It seemed that One Green Street was primed to bloom into a retailer that was more than a shopping destination, particularly after the boutique moved from its original location in West University to a charming bungalow on White Oak in The Heights.
After all, owner and founder Sherry Eichberger is an active eco-conscious dame who walks the walk and talks the talk, advocating for food, housewares, fashion, cosmetics and lifestyle practices that are better for the body and the environment.
But the business didn't flourish as planned, and Eichberger is preparing to close down shop.
With "big kisses and green wishes," Eichberger announced on Wednesday that One Green Street will cease operations at the end of July — or when her inventory is depleted.
"We may be ahead of our time and those that come behind us will have it easier because we broke through the wall first, allowing them to flourish," she wrote in an email to her supporters. "That will be OK with us as we are and always have been about helping people live a healthy, sustainable lifestyle, we simply ran out of time."
Eichberger will offer between 20 and 50 percent off what's currently in stock, including organic body products for men and women, pillows, olive oils and assorted food products. Display cases, selected fixtures and furniture will also be up for sale.