After five years in business, Mars Creations is closing.

After five years in business, Mars Creations is closing.

Owner Marsha Robinson said her German Village business, which specializes in custom art and jewelry, will shut its doors for good Feb. 26.

"It's really kind of a sad thing. I'm in one of the most historic places in German Village," she said of her 1,000-square-foot space at 223 E. Kossuth St., commonly referred to as the "red stable."

The property owners want to sell the site but Robinson said she is not interested in buying it. She said she will move to Palm Springs, Calif.

Robinson said her store has been successful, offering bargain-priced pieces of handcrafted art, custom-made jewelry and jewelry repair. The location didn't hurt, either, as two big destinations for visitors, Schmidt's Restaurant und Sausage Haus and the Fudge Haus, are nearby.

"I'm in a great space," she said.

For more on this story, see the Feb. 3 edition of ThisWeek German Village.