"State Street Stalwarts" (1/4/2009)
Photo credit: Retiring Guy
Shakti, another longtime State Street business, to close. (Wisconsin State Journal, 10/24/2013)
Reasons given for closing:
- Rising silver prices
- Changing dynamic of State Street (and downtown)
His was one of the first stores, in the late 1970s, to sell futons in Madison and later helped introduce table fountains to the market.
During my nearly 28 years of living in Middleton, I have never once visited Shakti, although I've walked the length of State Street hundreds of times. In December 2008, I noticed in a window display that the store had a great selection of books on angels, a favorite topic of my sister's. Unfortunately, Barb had died of breast cancer two months earlier. A discovery made too late.