Carrie Rengers

Beadazzled closes, but customers can still shop this week

Officially, Julie Freige has closed her Beadazzled shop in Old Town Square.

Unofficially, shoppers can still pop by this week as she moves items from her store to her home.

Freige also will be selling the store fixtures along with merchandise that’s still there.

Eight years ago, Freige opened her store next to Caffe Moderne and then moved it to its current space, next to Sabor Latin Bar & Grille.

Freige sold beads and taught glass beadmaking.

“Most people just really had no idea about the glass studio part of it,” she says. “That was my main thing.”

Freige still will sell her beads online and through Facebook, but she says she was ready to no longer have a storefront.

“It kind of ties me down,” she says. “This is just going to allow me to have a little more freedom.”

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