While Imports of India has been a fixture in Amla Mehta’s life, she sees its planned closing as the beginning of a new chapter.
Amla’s parents Anil and Hira started the business in 1978. Since 1998, Mehta has worked full-time at the store, serving as manager for the past several years.
“It was a great ride while it lasted,” Mehta said. “I’m very humbled and renewed. It’s a very vibrant feeling to be starting over again.”
Mehta plans to pursue other interests such as writing and motivational speaking, especially about her journey with Gyrate Atrophy, a progressive, genetic eye disorder that results in vision problems and eventually blindness. Her web site http://expressingiseverything.com has much more information about her condition and positive outlook, despite being diagnosed at age 16.
For a couple more weeks the store will be part of her life.
She plans to close Jan. 28. Remaining items will also be offered at discounted prices.
Remaining Items Include:
- Tunics (or Kurtas) in a variety of colors ,
- Tapestries with styles such as the tree of life, Celtic knot, OM sign or peace sign
- Belly dancing clothing such as hip scarves and veils
- Smaller items such as bracelets and incense
- A display case and various clothing racks
Mehta invites people to stop in and visit.
“Stop by for some tea and see what’s left,” she said.
Imports of India — Through Jan. 28
In Canton Village (220 Albany Turnpike behind Canton Barber Shop)Monday through Friday – 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday — 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(860) 693-4387 during business hours.