Happyposted July 4th, 2020 at 1:47 PM I'm happy all these stores are closing because new stores will open in place of them and that is exciting. Show 7 Comments 7 Comments Post a Comment blandcouverJul 4, 2020 at 6:38pmwhat happens is mom & pop businesses close and corporate franchises replace them.how exciting! Not meJul 4, 2020 at 7:40pmI’m so sad for those small business owners who have put everything they had on the line to open their business, only to lose it this way. Like another commenter said, the only benefactors will be the conglomerate big business stores, who will gobble up any remaining market. This is not a positive step forward. AnonymousJul 4, 2020 at 8:37pmBut some shops have been shuttered for a year or so. There is now 1.2 million square feet of vacant retail space in Metro Vancouver. I suspect those numbers are going up. Blissfully IgnorantJul 4, 2020 at 9:16pmYeah... no they won’t. AnonymousJul 5, 2020 at 3:19amYou must love going to charity shops. AnonymousJul 5, 2020 at 10:19amSmall business owners took a risk. If they were struggling before...this helps to make them happier over time. Now they can do something else. A risk was taken. Remember that. I guarantee many of you don’t take risks so you don’t fully understand. This isn't a real postJul 5, 2020 at 10:01pmThis post can't be real. No one would be naive enough during this economic downturn (hello recession just stay tuned) to think that stores will close (which they are and will) and that miraculously, new stores and retailers will show up and set-up shop. In what world.... Join the Discussion Your name Comment * your name What's your name?