After a splashy opening just over three years ago, Artefacto is throwing in the towel in Buckhead. The Brazilian furniture retailer's bi-level location at Two Buckhead Plaza, with great Peachtree Road exposure, seemed the ideal location for this retailer, but apparently it just wasn't meant to be. The store's president and owner Paolo Bacchi's dream for his company to be a success in Atlanta seems to have fallen short, but South Florida on the other hand, has been successful for them. A new Aventura location will open within the next few weeks. While the Atlanta location was not meeting sales expectations, it seems that South Florida consumers have been less affected by the economic downturn. Artefacto Atlanta is currently running a sample / closeout sale with savings of up to 70%. The store is to close for good no later than mid-August. Repeat Atlanta!