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Creative Clayhouse in Suwanee To Close

The owners plan to move out of state. What are your thoughts?

A unique and colorful business in Old Town Suwanee plans to close its doors.

The Creative Clayhouse, located on Main Street, is for sale because the owners plan to move out of state.

Owners Richard and LaDonna Greiner say they are moving to Missouri to be nearer grandchildren. "It's time for the next phase in our life," LaDonna Greiner said in January.

Richard Greiner said recently that a deal is near for a new owner, though he would not discuss details. But the business is not part of the deal -- the new owner is interested in the building only.

LaDonna Greiner, in a discussion with Suwanee city officials in January, noted that the building, which sits on one-third of an acre, dates to the 1870s and was once owned by the doctor where Jackson Street got its name.

Some of the rooms still have the original floors, and the outside has been remodeled. The house is about 1,500 square feet, and could be used residentially or commercially.

The Greiners have been solid supporters of the city's efforts to establish a national Historic District in Old Town Suwanee. Their property is next door to the historic Pierce's Corner building, which is a focal point of the city's efforts for the district.

The city is not the would-be purchaser of the Clayhouse property, Richard Greiner said.

-- What would you like to see in the Creative Clayhouse building in Old Town? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Sandy Izaguirre February 19, 2013 at 03:11 PM
So sad to see the Creative Clayhouse closing. Our family has enjoyed going there for many years, and Richard and LaDonna have always been so kind. I wish them luck and lots of happiness in the next phase of their lives!!
Steve Burns February 19, 2013 at 03:13 PM
Thanks, Sandy. I know that it was not an easy decision for them.
Aniko Brewer February 19, 2013 at 03:58 PM
Bummer! I hate to hear this - I hope that someone will buy it and keep it "as is"!
LaDonna Greiner February 28, 2013 at 02:29 AM
Thank you for your kind comments. Richard and I hope you will come see us soon, we will remain open until the sale of the property or business. We have truly enjoyed meeting so many wonderful kids, families, artistic and creative painters and glass fusers. We'll miss the birthday celebrations, bridal showers, girl scouts and other groups. It's been a great run but now it's time to move closer to our children and grandchildren. Come see us soon! Thanks!
Steve Burns February 28, 2013 at 10:56 AM
Good luck, LaDonna.

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