Fishers artisan gift shop closing after 20 years

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After 20 years of operations in Fishers, artisan gift shop Gallery 116 is closing.

Owner Tracy Gritter announced Wednesday on Facebook that she had decided to retire and close her business on Jan. 22.

“This is a bittersweet post,” she wrote. “It’s our 20th anniversary and after much contemplation, deliberation, mind aching thought, I’ve decided to close the doors. I want to thank all of you for being supportive and shopping local. You got us through some ugliness!! I hope we stood up to your expectations and you will continue to support all things local!”

Gritter opened Gallery 116 at 8597 E. 116th St. in 2002 inside a bungalow-style building that had recently served as the Fishers Town Hall. The building, which dates to the late 1800s, was originally a farmhouse for the Manship family.

The shop features the wares of about 50 local, state and national artisans, with products including paintings, apparel, jewelry, candles, pottery, home goods, purses and much more.

Gritter said the store will offer big discounts on merchandise as it prepares to close.

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3 thoughts on “Fishers artisan gift shop closing after 20 years

  1. Always loved going to the store and purchasing unique gifts for my wife and daughters. Great business model – helping support local artists by having a physical place to showcase their talents and merchandise. The overall charm of a century old structure made the shopping experience more enjoyable. Gallery 116 will be missed. Wish you the best in retirement.

  2. Wow. I didn’t know the building dated to the 1800. That’s cool. It’s sad to see a local business close that’s been around so long, but you can’t fault anyone for retiring. I hope with the building having history that Fishers doesn’t steamroll it to put up another 3+ story building. At its current location; however, that hope is likely to be short lived.

    Best wishes to Gritter! Thanks for being a part of Fishers for 20 years!