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Time to relax

Lifestyle brand Steele Angel has closed its doors in downtown Birmingham, at 150 W. Maple, leaving another vacancy along the W. Maple strip. Owner and curator of the shop, Wendy Van Alstyne, opened the boutique in January 2020, focusing on athleisure for women and men, accessories, baubles, items for children, and gifts for the home. At the time, it was her second Steele Angel location, after opening her first in Aurora, Colorado. She opened in downtown Birmingham after her husband was transferred to metro Detroit, and she knew the area was the right spot for another Steele Angel. Van Alstyne, who closed the Colorado location in 2023, announced a retirement sale on Facebook in early February, closed the doors in Birmingham on February 3, promising a new website soon.

Business Matters for the Birmingham - Bloomfield area are reported by Lisa Brody. Send items for consideration to Items should be received three weeks prior to publication.


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