Casa Verde Design is closed

After eight years in business, Casa Verde has closed up shop on 50th Street.

“For a design showroom, it’s hard to have the overhead that we have,” said co-founder Rosemary Merrill.

She said the designers weathered the economic downturn and the 2010 fire at the Patina building across the street, but the recovery has been long and slow.

Co-founders Susan Brunn, Merrill and Susan Jacobs were repeat award winners at the Minnesota chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

Merrill said the designers are weighing options for the future.

“There will be some sort of new beginning,” she said. “We’ll continue trying to work together.”