The Christmas Tree Shops, a popular staple of discount shopping in the Boston area, went out of business this weekend, though not without one last act of holiday cheer (in August) – a wholesale sale.
Shops in the region are closing their doors after the company filed for bankruptcy in May.
Lovers of the retail chain’s product variety, which went far beyond Christmas decorations, took to the Internet to mourn the loss of business.
The One X, formerly known as Twitter, poster wondered why so many stores were closing in his city.
NBC10 Boston and NBC Connecticut shared a joint Instagram post about the last few days of business.
Some commenters were saddened by the disappearance of the pioneering New England store, while others noted the stores’ pricing practices.
“I will miss this store. Too bad they couldn’t keep at least one store open,” wrote one commenter.
“I went yesterday. Didn’t see anything 90% off. Most were 40% off,” wrote another.
The Boston GlobeVia a video posted to her Instagram, she peeked into a local store and got some customers to recite the slogan, “Don’t you just love a bargain?”
“So sad. Always the go-to source for things you need and don’t need but love so much. “The closure of Christmas tree stores goes down in history, as does the closure of Filenes Keller, Jordan Marsh and other great stores that no longer exists,” wrote one user in the comments section.
“Where can I get my decorative napkins at a bargain price???” wrote another.
Again, some mourned the loss of the stores and their novelty, while others expressed conflicting views about the end of the stores’ tenure in New England’s retail precincts.
“Our landfills will be happy if less non-recyclable, Chinese-made garbage from Christmas Tree Shop is thrown away. I’m really sorry people are losing their jobs,” wrote another user.
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