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SHERIDAN — A high-profile Main Street art gallery and music venue is set to close its doors at the end of the month as its owner prepares to leave Sheridan.
Lucinda Terzieff, owner of Lucinda’s Artisan Gallery, still can’t believe it’s happening. She’s moving in order to be closer to her 1-year-old granddaughter, but she admits it was a difficult decision to make.
“I never thought I’d leave Sheridan,” she said during a busy afternoon last week.
Terzieff and her husband, Terry, relocated to the Sheridan area from Washington in 1999 to work at the OW Ranch. The couple decided to move into town when their son started junior high school in 2003. Two years later, Terzieff decided to open her gallery.
“It just seemed like a good idea,” she said. “I thought I would be here forever so why not start something?”
Over the years, the gallery expanded into the clothes business and began playing host to musicians of many different genres, but especially jazz. The space came to be known as much for its performances as for its products.
“There’s a lot of great musicians that come out of (Sheridan), and a lot of them have gone on to become professionals so whenever they came home we’d all get together,” Terzieff said. “It’s been pretty neat.”
In her roughly seven years running the business, Terzieff said she’s seen Sheridan grow due in no small part to the tight-knight nature of the city.
“Sheridan is just a great community,” she said. “Everyone is there for one another.”
Lucinda’s will close its doors at the end of the month, after which time Terzieff and her husband will relocate the business to their new home in the tourist-community of Cashmere, Wash. As luck would have it, their new space is just two doors down from a prominent area jazz club.
And while she’s sad to leave town, Terzieff said she’s excited about the future of the gallery that Sheridan helped create.
In an effort not to leave the community entirely, the business will be expanding its online presence in the weeks to come in order to allow Sheridan residents continued access to its products.
Lucinda’s will close its doors March 30 and the location at 160 N. Main St. will be available for lease.
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Paolo Cisneros joined The Sheridan Press staff in August 2012. He covers business, energy and public safety. A Chicago native, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011.
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