Hallmark To Close By Valentine’s Day In Marketplace At Steamtown
Hallmark closing in Marketplace
Tracy’s Hallmark in the Marketplace at Steamtown is leaving by Valentine’s Day.
The first-floor greeting card and gift shop is liquidating its shelves, which still hold seasonal items as well as non-seasonal gifts and collectibles, with 50 percent to 75 percent off regular prices, according to signs posted in the windows.
A call to Tracy’s headquarters in New York was not returned Wednesday.
Hallmark’s impending departure marks another chink in a long chain of once-thriving and popular retailers that have abandoned traditional bricks-and-mortar storefronts.
The Marketplace has pushed against the trend by bringing in alternative tenants, most recently Electric City Dentistry, which relocated to the mall Dec. 14.
— JON O’CONNELL