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Maplewood's Screaming Mimi Closes Doors Today

The owners of flower and gift shop on Sutton Boulevard released the announcement Wednesday afternoon.

, in Maplewood, held its grand opening on Feb. 4, and today announced its door are closing, effective immediately.

Owners Kate Valleroy and Allyson Bailey Wilmowski announced that family obligations and medical issues are reasons for closing the flower and gift shop.

They sent the following release by email.

Citing impending family obligations and medical issues Screaming Mimi Flowers and Gifts will be closing its doors effective immediately. June 27th will be the final day of regular business hours (10am-5pm).

Beginning June 28th, the shop will have very limited hours, by appointment only.

Owners Kate Valleroy and Allyson Bailey Wilmowski wish to thank the citizens and businesses of Maplewood as well as the local arts community for their support and warmth. Both say that Screaming Mimi has been a tremendous source of growth and learning and that they are extremely proud of Screaming Mimi, what it stands for, and all of the work and love surrounding it.

Valleroy and Bailey Wilmowski ask that you email with any questions or concerns or to make an appointment to stop by.

Email: Mail@screamingmimistl.com

Screaming Mimi opened in February at 2718 Sutton in Maplewood, Missouri and has been a representative to more than 50 local artists and crafters in the St. Louis community as well as artists from Chicago, Tennessee and beyond.

Mary Konroy June 28, 2012 at 12:50 AM
So sad.
Dana Workes June 28, 2012 at 03:23 AM
I just stopped in for the first time a week or so ago & bought a logo t-shirt for my "Mimi." Glad I checked it out when I did. Hope it's not the last we'll see from these guys - cool shop. All the best to you and your families, ladies. Hoping all is well.
Lindsay Toler June 28, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Oh my gosh! No!
Ryan Martin (Editor) June 28, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Very sorry to hear this. I ordered the coolest Valentine's Day flowers from here for Gwen this year. The arrangement even had a dinosaur in it!
Lisa Thompson June 28, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Wonderful shop. Sorry to hear it's closing.
kate valleroy June 28, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Ryan, I will continue to work from home....find me on fb ....would love to help you with any flower needs! Thank you all for the love!
Doug Miner June 28, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Kate, really glad to hear you'll still be working from home. Best to you and your family.

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