Yesterday, I wondered whether the reason for Country Curtains’ closing later this month was because of low sales volume or higher rent.
Peter Jennings, director of Bayberry Property Management & Leasing of CT — the manager of the small shopping center that includes that store, Stiles and Carvel — writes:
Country Curtains is closing due to a drop in business. Doing more in internet sales these days, like everyone else in this virtual world.
It took me 3 years to convince them to come to 06880. This ended up being their #1 store in the chain for many years, but always a top producer. It’s owned by very nice folks in Massachusetts.
Another nearby tenant was The Great American Stamp Store. They moved across the street, but are closing too — for the same reason.
So now you can get your rubber stamps and curtains online.
Along with everything else you once bought locally, from nice, helpful folks.