Posted by Debra Worley - email
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The owner of Pottery Plus has filed for bankruptcy.
Marty Miller, who has owned the store fore 12 years, said this is a tough economic climate and banks aren't loaning money to local businesses.
Miller said Pottery Plus, which sells everything from Christmas decorations to patio furniture, will close in about two weeks.
Miller said he tried to save his business by downsizing the store, but it was too late to get out of the financial hole.
"I have absolutely no money," said Miller. "I am flat out broke. It's just the how the economy is leaving businesses."
The business will reportedly be taken over by a new owner, but the Market Street location will shut down for an undetermined amount of time.