Litchfield, CT-based Kitchenworks and Gourmet Gifts has closed, after 41 years in business. The store, which opened in 1979, is currently owned by Liz Eriksen, who purchased it in 2008.
According to a story in local media outlet Republican American, Eriksen said due to the current pandemic and uncertainty ahead, she was not keen on renewing the store’s lease. Eriksen held a final days sale and officially closed the shop on September 15.
On the retailer’s Facebook page, she posted the following, “Kitchenworks is transitioning. We are working on the next step, but the time has come to allow our retail space to be used for something new. We would like to thank our many local supporters and all of the great visitors, it has been an honor to be apart of the community for the past 40 years.”