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Hallmark To Close By Valentine’s Day In Marketplace At Steamtown

January 10, 2019

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

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