Bunce and Bean closes up shop

Bunce and Bean, the magical store selling literary artwork made into Disney-esque lapel pins, has closed their doors after only about a month of business.

Brenna Pelletier, the proprietor of the business, said that the decision came after she sunk most of her money into renovating the store to fit the Hogwarts-style motif of its products. “I hit the bottom of my savings financially and health-wise,” she said.

The store, located at 110 E. Dewey Ave, was a unique retailer, offering custom designs made into lapel pins, sold with “corkies” that allowed you to stick the pins on the refrigerator. Additionally, the store sold custom-illustrated tote bags, greeting cards, and t-shirts. Though Pelletier had the space for nearly a year, most of that time was taken up with renovations.

She finally opened the store the week of Halloween, and was open regularly through November, before she announced that she would close in mid-December to visit family for the holidays. She never reopened.