The Green Heron Arts (111 Third Ave.), Radford’s local retail and art gallery, closes its doors after almost eight years, artist, community champion and shop owner Lauri Murphy wrote in a public announcement yesterday.

Local art venue, The Green Heron with its handsome copper sign, vintage vinyl and toney art-to-wear made Radford’s Third Street hip. Liquidation sale in Feb.

The shop, a hip cornerstone of Radford’s business scene and venue for local artists had announced its final day in late December.

“The past few years at the Green Heron have been memorable, exciting, and full of beautiful art and handcrafted goods. I am sorry to inform our public that after almost 8 years in business, Green Heron Arts has officially closed its doors,” the message read. “I’d like to take this time to thank our artists, community, and customers – the goal of the Green Heron was to…

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