It's amazing to me that so many of the retailers that I worked at are out of business. I started as an intern at Gimbels, worked my way up through an executive training program at Alexander's in their Yonkers New York branch. I later worked at Jordan Marsh in Florida. Many of our friends worked at Caldors. And now Linen and Things, and so many electronic and toy stores are going out of business.
It is so important to support our small family owned stores in our communities It's also important to support all of the mom-preneurs that have internet businesses. Not only are we working at creating a craft and marketing it, but also raising a family...
We just opened Grandmas Shoppe
right before the holidays. It was very important that we included "mom-preneurs
Maybe some of the large stores went out because of the lack of service that they offered or they started to "take over" and no longer were unique, (Starbucks comes to mind).
Let's keep supporting one another,
Have a great New Year!