End of an era: Little Rock store selling Catholic gifts, books since 1950 to close doors next month

Owner ready to retire, unique store selling Catholic church supplies, gifts, books since 1950 to close doors next month

Posted: July 29, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Michael Lipsmeyer, owner of Guardian Church Goods in Little Rock, is closing the store next month after a three-year search for a buyer was unsuccessful.

Guardian Church Goods store owner Michael Lipsmeyer has been busier than usual over the past couple of weeks delivering candles to Catholic churches in the Little Rock area.

An angel statuette in the window of Guardian Church Goods on West Seventh Street remains among the merchandise yet to be sold as the store enters its ...

Medals and crosses sit in jewelry boxes, some with the store’s name printed on their linings, the last of their kind as the store prepares to close af...

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