More Evidence America is Shutting Down
As CAPs players are debating whether Alstry sucks or not......
The staff at Smith & Hawken in Edina's Galleria mall put on their game faces Wednesday afternoon, even as they were given the worst possible news: The upscale gardening store will start liquidating inventory Friday, and will close for good as soon as everything's sold.
Managers found out in an emotional 1 p.m. conference call that all 56 Smith & Hawken stores will close by the end of the year.
56 more commercial vacancies. Hundreds of workers losing their jobs. Millions in tax revenues gone.
This story is playing out across the nation as misguided economist talk about green shoots.
Prepare...9.09 is near.