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The official witch of Salem to close shop tomorrow

Posted by Justin Rice  January 30, 2012 08:01 AM

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The official witch of Salem will close her store on Pickering Wharf for good tomorrow.

Laurie Cabot, who opened the city’s first witch shop about 40 years ago, will close the Official Witch Shop (63R wharf St.) for the final time.  

"Closing my store was a very difficult decision, but one that I am pleased with," The 78-year-old recently wrote on her website, where she announced the store closing. "It has been a dream come true to have had the experience of operating my stores and the countless wonderful people I have met.

“I will continue to teach my classes on Witchcraft and Tarot, still very much available, as are my physic readings and workshops.”

She said the shops phone number will remain the same and she will have more information on her classes, workshops and readings at a later date on the shop’s website, which will continue to operate.

“I would like to thank all of you for the many, many years of support and love," Cabot wrote. "Without you the shops would not have been a success and Witchcraft may still be something misunderstood and feared."

Justin A. Rice can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com.

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