Friday, October 19, 2007

Small Town Survival

From July 4 of this year.

Fischer's Department Store was the last family owned department store in Wisconsin. The Fischer family worked for years to keep the store going in the face of competition from all of the big retailers and the exodus of retail businesses from Main Street to the strip malls, including sizing the company down near the end to an internet operation. But it was too little, too late, and Fischer's closed after 112 years in business.

And small town America just got a little smaller.

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  1. lillipilli said...