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Old 12-17-2019, 09:51 PM
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I just found out a beautiful quilt shop in my town is closing soon, maybe a few months. It's so hard to believe. They will be greatly missed.
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Old 12-17-2019, 11:58 PM
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A shame they couldn't sell it to someone to keep the store.
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Old 12-18-2019, 03:12 AM
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Three lqs within about 30 miles of our home have closed in the last year.
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Old 12-18-2019, 04:09 AM
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It’s so sad to see them closing...one of my favorite LQS that I visit when I am in California is also closing on December 23rd. They were trying and hoping to find a buyer but to no avail.
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Old 12-18-2019, 04:33 AM
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Same in SE MN. 2 closing within 30 miles.
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Old 12-18-2019, 04:43 AM
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One successful LQS here is closing down the first of the year. The owner wants to retire. She has an offer on the building but not the quilt business.
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Old 12-18-2019, 05:34 AM
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​Many brick and mortar store are closing as they have a hard time competing with internet sales.
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Old 12-18-2019, 05:38 AM
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It is always sad when a LQS closes. A big loss for any community. We have a very small LQS that opened a few years ago and building business nice and slowly. She does not carry a lot of fabrics yet but I can see that coming in the future. If I want to go to a LQS for fabrics I have to go about 30 miles.
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Old 12-18-2019, 06:32 AM
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This is a sad situation with all of the small LQS closing. I just believe that a lot of people are ordering on line and just not for fabrics. I feel everyone finds it more easily to stay home and order via the computer or other tech devices.
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Old 12-18-2019, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
​Many brick and mortar store are closing as they have a hard time competing with internet sales.
Shops have to adapt by adding online shopping, Facebook presence, email for sales and promotions, blog, and other media exposure. Most shop owners do not have the time to dedicate to keeping it up and it requires a lot of time.
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