Salem’s official witch closes up shop after 40 years
Laurie Cabot closes up shop
For roughly 17 years Salem’s Pickering Wharf was the Graceland for witchcraft and Laurie Cabot its Elvis. Cabot, 79, who opened Salem’s first witch shop about 40 years ago on Derby Street, locked her doors at 63R Wharf St. Jan 31 for good. But she is not retiring.