Yesterday, I was at Walmart. This is 45 min from my home, and I purchased some nice material that they had just gotten in. I asked the saleslady, if and when this fabric dept will be closing and she said most likely never.
When customers heard about Walmarts ridding there stores of the fabric dept, all heck broke loose at our store. They were bombarded with phone calls, both at the store and at the main offices. There were protesters outside the store. Customers threatened to stop shopping there. The local schools were going to have to shut down there home ec classes because that is where the students and schools purchased thier needs such as thread, needles, fabric etc...
The woman told me you should have seen it and heard what was going on.
I was happy to hear this, as sometimes they do get some really nice stuff there.