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You’ve got one week to get some Livin’ Green deals before they’re gone forever

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Livin’ Green Thrift Store and Art Gallery, the eclectic discount shop owned by the ubiquitous Sapulpa artist Price Jones, is closing it’s doors.

Jones, who owns the shop with his wife Melissa, announced the decision near the end of June, and promised to give the customers “a little under a month” to get some great deals.

On a Facebook post where they first made the announcement, they cited no real reason for the decision:

No one starts a business with the idea that it’ll close one day. You start one in the hopes that you can support your family and give them a comfortable life. Unfortunately our attempt at that has failed. So after six years of trying our best it’s with a heavy heart that we have to close it down. We’ll treasure the friends we’ve made and the memories.

However, in other comments on Facebook, they hint at the underlying problem, saying “we’ve done all we can, the people of this town just don’t shop here…”

Since the announcement, Jones has continued to remind the community via Facebook that this is a real thing and not a gimmick. Even the couch and table where he sat and made so many of his art creations that adorned the walls of the thrift shop are now sitting outside, waiting to be picked up for a trip to the dump.

Jones and his thrift store have made the news before, when Jones came out with a coloring book “for grown folk” and also when he and his wife set a bookshelf outside the store filled with books that they were essentially willing to give away to anyone who wanted to read them.

While the community is sad to see them closing up shop, as many have said, we’re betting this won’t be last time we write about Price Jones.

Livin’ Green Thrift Store is located at 617 N. Mission in Sapulpa. Their last day is July 15th.

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Micah Choquette

Micah's the owner and proprietor of Sapulpa Times and passionate about Sapulpa, her people and her businesses. You can find him on Twitter at @meetmicah or email him at news@sapulpatimes.com.