The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My Top Ten list would not be complete without:
All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
Remember when Black Friday was on Friday?
Imagine what will happen if the stores are allowed to stay open all night Christmas Eve until lunch time on Christmas Day! This year, more than 50,000 restaurants, bars, convenience stores and...
My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
This was sent to us today, so I thought I'd post it here:
Landmark Christmas Store in Scottsdale, Arizona
Beautiful Location on Scottsdale Road with Best sq/ft Rate in Scottsdale! Complete turn-key operation—18 years in current location. A little under 2000 sq ft. with over 500K (retail) of existing inventory, furniture, equipment, and décor. Long-standing and loyal customer base, plenty of walk-in traffic, and a working relationship with the very best vendors in the USA and Europe.
Our business has always been a family-owned and –operated business for over 40 years. The death of my father 6 years ago, my mother’s failing health over the past 4+ years, and now my own health concerns have forced me to seriously consider selling the business.
I am no longer able to provide the business with the TLC and undivided attention that it requires. I am looking for someone who would like to carry on the tradition of our store and keep it a landmark in Scottsdale, Arizona—someone who will get as much enjoyment and pleasure from the people that we serve and the quality merchandise that we carry; as our family has had over the past 40 years.
Price: Take over existing lease of 2+ years and/or extend lease with landlord AND purchase existing inventory, furniture, equipment, and décor at a very discounted asking price (well-under 200K).
I am hoping to sell the business before September 2009, so that the new owner will be able to gain significant experience and recoup a major portion of their investment in the first season. If you are seriously interested, please email Judy at OurStore4Sale@aol.com.
I think we'd all love that to run a store like that. I know I love walking into Christmas stores, particularly in the summer time. The only negative thing, monetarily, is that a Christmas store of this type probably does not go into the black until around the Christmas season. All other months may be struggle to sell anything. I remember talking to an owner of an all year round Christmas store in my town. She told me that the money the store makes from late Sept-Jan makes up the money lost from Feb-Aug. Unfortunately, her store went out of business after this past season.
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