Originally Posted by lharnish
Lydia, does there seem to be an abnormal amount of store closures (on line and brick and mortar)? Or is it cyclical? I've only been involved with this craft for about 2.5 years and there seems to be closure announcements on quite a regular basis. I'm not sure if this is a regular happening, or a result of the continued difficult economic times, or something else?
I think the large amount of closure's is a sign of the times. Craft type businesses depend on 'discretionary' income and many families are struggling. Therefore it's really tough for those who are barely making ends meet to justify these type of purchases. It's very sad for all who are impacted.