#ThursdayDoors: Closing Time

This is my inaugural Thursday Doors post! After enjoying the photos of others FOR.EV.ER. I FINALLY got my act together and posted my own! Check it out! 

I’ve driven past this shop a thousand times. It’s a shoe store in a teeny town it seems that time forgot. The florist nearby has been in business for decades, though. Will flowers ever go out of favor (or will big box stores find a way to outsell them)? The pizza shop seems to change owners weekly, but it remains (and probably will). The laundromat is closed — I guess nearby residents managed to all get in-house washer/dryers.

He sold family shoes. He then switched to specialty shoes (work boots, ortho).

“I wonder how he stays in business,” I thought every time I passed.

The other day, passing through again, it seems he can’t.

Now, he’ll sell no shoes. It’s closing time. Another mom and pop shop bites the dust.

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This post is part of Thursday Doors by Norm Frampton. Check out other doors on his weekly linkup and/or on the Twitter at #ThursdayDoors.

11 thoughts on “#ThursdayDoors: Closing Time

  1. So many of these small stores are closing around here, too. Walmart and Amazon have done them in. I feel sorry for the owners and wonder what will become of all the real estate they leave behind. Nice inaugural Thursday doors post. Looking forward to more.

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    • Thanks so much, Ally. If history of other stores in the area is any indication, they’ll sit, empty, for a long time (forever?). There are a lot of strip malls and even big malls with empty stores here. And they’re building even more, which I don’t get. I shop local when I can, but it’s getting harder and harder to do.

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  2. Yay! Welcome to #ThursdayDoors 😀
    A timely subject. In fact this week someone else posted about the decline in bricks & mortar retail establishments as well.
    I do think we’re all going to regret it when the only choices we have left are big-box superstores or online ordering, but time will tell.
    Hopefully another business will find a use for this place. Thanks for joining us this week 🙂

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    • Thanks, Norm! I’m happy to participate. Thanks for this great idea. I’ve been enjoying the photos for weeks, but hadn’t had time to jump in. Vacation does wonders. 🙂

      I think we’ll regret it, too. I like wandering around small stores and being able to shop close to home. *sigh*

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