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Requiem curiosity shop on 9th has closed. Boo.

Requiem, the self-described “morbid curiosity shop,” has closed its storefront at 603 s 9th St., just below South.

But, you ask, where will you get all your animal hides, antique maps, skeletal jewelry and various other macabre accoutrements? The shop lives on online at Requiemshop.com, according to a sign taped inside the front door.

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According to the shop’s Facebook page, owner Chloe Wagner is relocating to New Orleans. She was unloading her inventory the past week or so at fire-sale prices, including the hearse that had been a fixture out front of the store since she opened July 2012.

Says the caption on Facebook: "The 1983 Cadillac SS Victoria parked outside the store is also for sale! only 18k miles, new brakes, all original interior. Shes a beauty! stop by to check it out!"

Says the caption on Facebook: “The 1983 Cadillac SS Victoria parked outside the store is also for sale! only 18k miles, new brakes, all original interior. Shes a beauty! stop by to check it out!”

She said she’d throw in a coffin with the sale of the hearse. But now the Craigslist ad’s been taken down, so someone apparently took her up on the offer.

We wish her luck, but mourn the loss (appropriately) of such a unique business. Good luck in the Big East, Chloe.

 

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