Arcadian Two heads south
On November 20, 2008, John Hilton wrote:
Our October Marketplace Changes story on the Arcadian Boutique slighted its predecessor at the corner of Main and Davis, Ann Arbor Framing Co. In a meeting, Ann Arbor Framing owner Lori Wintermeyer corrected our spring date for her closing-"I didn't close until July first"-and told the story behind her decision to shut the business she'd owned for eighteen years.
"It wasn't really because of the divorce; it was because of the health insurance," Wintermeyer explained. "I have MS-I need meds." When she could no longer buy extended coverage on her ex-husband's policy, she had to take another job to get insurance. Her employees kept the business running for a while, but eventually "it was either keep the store open or keep a roof over my head."
Wintermeyer's big regret is that she didn't get to say good-bye. "I'd like to say thank you to all my customers over the last eighteen years," she says, "and before that at the Needlepointe Tree for five years." For those who are wondering, she's still in Ann Arbor, and she's still in sales: "I can always be found in the window treatment department at Lowe's on Jackson Road."