Make + Matter Permanently Closes Storefront

The Lawerenceville-based retail shop will continue online sales through June.


A little less than two years after opening, Make + Matter has permanently closed its collaborative storefront in Lawrenceville. 

Owners Kelly Simpson-Scupelli of Kelly Lane, Rebekah Joy of Flux Bene, and Rona Chang of Otto Finn say the closure was “due to the impact of COVID-19 on our business.”

“We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your support and encouragement over the past two years,” the local designers wrote in a newsletter. “We will continue to savor the stories and experiences we’ve shared with you in our Lawrenceville home.”

Specializing in ethically-made clothing, accessories and objects for the home, Make + Matter opened in August 2018. 

In April, after it temporarily closed due to the state’s COVID-19 restrictions, Make + Matter launched a new web shop that offered non-contact options, such as local pick-up and shipping. 

However,  by May 17 the closure became permanent. Make + Matter continues to sell online with products from owners and a rotating group of local designers through the end of June.

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