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Spiral Shop Gallery on Route 9 Set to Close - Closing Sale Set for Labor Day    
Sunday, July 22 2007 @ 12:28 AM GMT+4
Contributed by: shaw

ArtsI am very sad to announce that the Spiral Shop Gallery on Route 9 in Marlboro is officially set to close.

The store's owner, my friend harold makepeace, who is a long time fixture of the town of Marlboro, has been seriously ill for quite some time.

He is currently staying at the Veteran's Home in Bennington, where he continues to receive medical care.

I have been told that his medical bills have become quite astronomical, so it would be great for as many people as possible to come to this sale and for folks to spread the word about the sale.

Also, as anyone who has ever stopped by the gallery knows, harold likes visitors - he likes talking to people. So if there are any past customers or visitors out there, it would be great if you stopped by the Veteran's Home in Bennington and visited harold.

He really needs all the support that he can get right now.

Thank you.

For any further information, feel free to contact me via e-mail at: shawshawshaw [at] gmail.com

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    Spiral Shop Gallery on Route 9 Set to Close - Closing Sale Set for Labor Day
    Authored by: spoon on Sunday, July 22 2007 @ 05:51 PM GMT+4
    Very sad to hear of harold's circunmstances. This is one of those rare times I regret the simple and largely moneyless life I lead. The Spiral Shop has one of the most unique and beautiful arrays of sculptural, artistic and found objects and works. The presentation alone is extraordinary. What must be at least a couple acres of the most enjoyably fascinating grounds. One of the richest creative of constructs. I hope people will stop by there.

    spoon agave
    Another Quirky Magical Roadside Attraction Disappearing
    Authored by: Floyd on Sunday, July 22 2007 @ 07:48 PM GMT+4

    That is a double shame as the Spiral Shop was such a fun quirky place with so much to experience at each visit. It's a great place to visit with kids of any age and I regret my nephews will not get to see it before it goes.

    It is a classic wacky roadside attraction that many of us love(d) to stumble upon and as we continue on our relentless trajectory towards uniformity and bland, corporate chain franchise hell it is something all the more precious as it becomes increasingly rare and special.

    Good wishes to harold and to Mason who did the glass works.

    Spiral Shop Gallery on Route 9 Set to Close - Closing Sale Set for Labor Day
    Authored by: trao on Monday, July 23 2007 @ 11:42 AM GMT+4
    My husband and I drove by the spiral shop yesterday and we both said how much we miss the store and grounds. We used to go there just to take the path through the woods and chat with harold. We were there one day and expressed an interest in Mason's glass work and harold told us we had to check out the Galaxy piece mason made. He took us into his living quarters and showed us one of the most amazing pieces of stained glass. It's a huge globe of cobalt blue with all of the planets and stars on it(my description does this piece no justice)
    I always loved the fact that harold adored every piece he had in his shop and had a story for each one. My husband and I have bought our birthday gifts and annv. gifts for each other there. Our heart goes out to harold. Thank you so much for letting us know about the closing. I'm glad we will all have a chance to experience the spiral shop one last time.