Emerald Dragonfly closes after 5 years near Kerrytown
Danny Shaw | AnnArbor.com
The 2,850-square-foot store is at 419 Detroit St., across from Zingerman’s Deli. The building’s owner, Elaine Johns, said Emerald Dragonfly closed abruptly, but fulfilled its five-year lease.
“It’s a great location with tons of foot traffic,” Johns said, who also owns Treasure Mart on Detroit Street. “It’s a big, open space. It could be great for anything.”
Johns said the exact reason of the closure is unknown, but she thinks the rough economic times were a contributing factor. The shop's last business day was Saturday, March 31.
Deb and Joe Kirk opened Emerald Dragonfly in 2007. They sold hand-made gifts such as stained glass artwork and birch baskets and occasionally taught a children’s art class, according to Johns.
Deb and Joe Kirk were unavailable for comment. They also run a web business, earthessenceshop.com.
Mike Giraud of Swisher Commercial will be listing the property. He expects that the storefront, located on the corner of Kingsley, will be filled quickly.
“It’s a great property,” Giraud said. “It has high visibility and on a great corner spot.”
Giraud said the space could be leased for a service, retail or restaurant business. The listing price has not been determined.