Heliotrope evicted from space in downtown Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 17, 2015

Heliotrope, a gift shop located in downtown Decatur, closed recently.

Decatur Metro broke the news, and reports that the store has been in the city since 2006.

“It won ‘Best of Atlanta’ back in 2008 for ‘best one-stop gift shop’ and often found unique ways to stand out from the Decatur retail crowd – from being one of the first Decatur shops to stay open late into the evening to organizing regular shopping events with other ‘We-Po’ businesses,” Metro reported.

At the time it wasn’t clear what happened to the business. A message left with the company was not returned. Attempts to reach the company by phone were unsuccessful. The answering machine at the business office makes no mention of the closing, and there are no messages on the company’s Facebook page explaining the closure.

On Feb. 17, we found an eviction notice posted in the store window.


The company appears to be selling products online. On Feb. 16, the company updated its Facebook page and directed people to its online store.

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  • Katie L Greene

    Sad! This is my favorite and #1 “go to” gift shop in the city…such unique items.

  • Aaron Marks

    SAD 🙁

  • Nicki Salcedo

    They sold Snoopy Sno-cone machines. 🙁

  • fmfats

    This is kind of non-news. I seem to remember an announcement in November that the store would close unless business picked up. For months it had become painfully obvious that there was virtually no new inventory on the shelves. Looks like the holiday season didn’t save them, they skipped out on the lease and the landlord has posted the notices as part of the legal process in order to be able to lease the space out again.
    I think the story here is that non-restaurant retail business continues to struggle mightily in downtown Decatur.

  • Jen M

    I went over the holidays and it was bare. Many other options in Downtown Decatur for this type of thing

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