BLUE RIDGE MALL UPDATE: "THE OPEN DOOR" CHRISTIAN BOOK STORE TO CLOSE THE END OF JULY

BLUE RIDGE MALL UPDATE:  "THE OPEN DOOR" CHRISTIAN BOOK STORE TO CLOSE THE END OF JULY BLUE RIDGE MALL UPDATE: "THE OPEN DOOR" CHRISTIAN BOOK STORE TO CLOSE THE END OF JULY

JC PENNEY WILL CLOSE ITS DOORS IN SEPTEMBER  

LOCALLY-OWNED SEARS REVERTS BACK TO CORPORATE EFFECTIVE THIS MONTH  

DUE TO FINANCIAL ISSUES AND LEASE DISAGREEMENTS WITH THE BLUE RIDGE MALL

A well known and long respected Christian bookstore is closing its doors by the end of the month.

The Open Door, a non-denominational family-owned store has been a tenant at Blue Ridge Mall for the past 20 years, but building financial troubles and lease agreement issues have forced both parties to part ways.

Owner Sheryl Seigler said the past few weeks have been emotional. The owners and staff now have until end of the month to sell as much inventory as possible.

The owner told News 13 this week, "It has sustained our family in a small way, but it's never been about the money. It's been about what I can do for Christ and the Kingdom of God," said Sheryl.

Over the years, the store has built a following of loyal customers
One customer observed, "The store has been more than just a place to buy items, it's also been a location where people can stop and submit prayer requests.".

Items in the sore are 25 percent off until Friday. The discount will then go up to 35-40 percent off.