Friday, October 31, 2008

Divine Rags Moving

South Main's Divine Rags plans to move to a new location in Saddle Creek early next week. They'll be taking over the former Sharper Image space.

Owner Divine Mafa plans to keep renting the South Main space (COGIC owns the building), but may open a lounge there instead.

"We need to make sure businesses stay alive and the community stays alive," he says of the South Main area. "It cannot be a ghost town."

Divine Rags will be holding a up-to-80-percent-off moving on sale this weekend during RiverArtsFest. They're also working on a franchise deal and a location in Washington, D.C.

Mafa, an outspoken supporter of downtown revitalization, hopes people don't think he's abandoning the area.

"We just don't have the numbers to sustain us," he says.

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