Kregel Parable Christian Stores in Grand Rapids, MI is closing the store on Beltline Ave., and consolidating operations at its downtown Grandville store on Chicago Drive. The Beltline location is expected to close by the end of February, as it sells out of inventory.

Kregel Parable President James Kregel cites decreased traffic and online retailing as the reasons for the Beltline closing. The downtown store was chosen as the location for the consolidation due to recent streetscape improvements and proximity to nearby neighborhoods.

The Grandville location also houses the 1800-square-foot P. Graham Dunn shop, which offers American-made home décor, fine art, and personalized gifts, including a laser engraver for customizing gifts purchased at either store.