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Posted on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 2:51 p.m.

The Bling Thing on East Michigan Avenue in Saline to close this month

By Lizzy Alfs

The owner of The Bling Thing boutique in Saline plans to close the store on Jan. 27 when its lease expires, the Saline Patch reports.

The boutique - which sells handbags, jewelry, clothing and other gifts - opened in October 2009 at 131 E. Michigan Ave. in the Merchant Square Building.

Owner Anne Brandon announced in a Facebook post on Tuesday that she plans to close the brick-and-mortar store and return to online-only sales, which is how she first launched her boutique.

Brandon said she'll continue to honor valid gift certificates online.

Read the full report.

Lizzy Alfs is a business reporter for Reach her at 734-623-2584 or email her at Follow her on Twitter at



Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 10:20 a.m.

Bling thing? Perhaps the problem was they hood they set they shop up in? Knowhatimsayin?


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 12:09 a.m.

I CARE. Anne is a wonderful person and she runs an amazing store. Thank goodness she still runs online. We'll miss you Anne!

just a voice

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 8:26 p.m.

does anyone care? How is this an article. Actual Ann Arbor (this is right?) closed recently too, where are those articles. How was this chosen to be published???


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 4:40 p.m.

ann arbor is closed?!? this is awful news. why am i not home in bed?


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 8:48 p.m.

Apparently YOU care. Maybe you should be the editor and try your hand at this? No, you'd just rather complain and waste bandwidth. Carry on smartly...