The Pin Show 2013, photo by Ethan Healy

The Pin Show 2013, photo by Ethan Healy

IndieGenius owner Julie McCullough announced on Facebook Wednesday night that she is closing the retail shop to focus on design work and teaching classes at her other business, Make + Made.

McCullough writes that she realized that “by doing so many different things, little was being done to the high standards I try to create for myself.”

“As much as I have loved being a part of the retail community and working with local artisans and vintage vendors, my heart belongs to my creative side,” she writes. “I am meant for making things and organizing events; therefore, I have decided to close IndieGenius, the retail portion of my business.”

She says she expects to host pop-up shop events and offer “more extensive, higher level workshops at Make.” She also plans to continue to produce the Urban Street Bazaar and annual fashion show The Pin Show. Besides that, McCullough says, she also will continue her work as a custom upholsterer and fashion designer.

An “estate sale” to clear out IndieGenius merchandise started today at the shop on Zang and runs through Saturday, July 13.