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Glass Heron Owner Prepares to Spread Wings

The Glass Heron gift shop, at 1 South St., will close on Jan. 31, ending 23 years on the Westborough rotary.

Glass Heron owner Deb Limanek. Photo by Michael Gelbwasser.
Glass Heron owner Deb Limanek. Photo by Michael Gelbwasser.

"After 23 years," Deb Limanek says, " It's time to find something new. Spread my wings."

The Glass Heron gift shop, at 1 South St., will close on Jan. 31, ending 23 years in that location, on the Westborough rotary.

"I would love to thank all the folks that have supported this little store over all these years," Limanek says.

"We have shared our lives. Happy and sad moments."

A stained glass craftsman, Limanek says she started her business " in Sturbridge to sell my own work, and have a gift shop."

"And then I saw this little shop open. And it had windows, which is what I needed for my work," she says.

"I lit this corner for 23 years, added quite a bit of color to the downtown."

Limanek's love of herons inspired the store's name, "so, when I was searching for a name, I said, 'The Glass Heron.'"

She says she will try to do the Westborough Farmers' Market, which starts in June.

"I'm hoping that I'll still be visible in the area. I feel I'm part of the community," Limanek says.

Sharon Dankwardt January 13, 2014 at 08:58 AM
That's too bad, I love seeing the glass heron on the corner of the rotary. If you'd like a web presence, I'd love to help you out. See me at - www.dankwardtdesign.com. Sharon
Paula Kirk January 13, 2014 at 01:23 PM
The rotary won't be the same without you, Deb!
Heroness Glassylady January 13, 2014 at 07:40 PM
Thankyou.. Paula..and Sharon~
Rachel Gibson January 13, 2014 at 08:54 PM
Ditto what Paula said! Even tho I don't live in town any more I'm sorry your charming store won't be there --

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