The Last Season
Whereas once I found myself doing things for the first time
I now find myself doing things for the final time.
If anyone knows the source of that quotation, I’d love to know. Today I pondered the fact that without major improvement, we’re heading into the final year of our store. Our lease expires in May, 2016, and that seems like a logical end point.
This is the last Spring season, to be followed by the last Summer, the last Fall and the last Christmas selling season.
I now have a mental closure date formulated in January, but absolutely no idea on how to stage a closing sale in such a small market. No wonder it’s big city stores that shut down, they can hold a liquidation and actually have a population base large enough to turn up for the sale. In a smaller town, especially in the fall and winter months, I find myself selling to the same people over and over again.
Our best case scenario involves someone wanting to start a store from scratch and purchase a very balanced inventory with a high proportion of sale titles that has been carefully curated. They would definitely open strong.