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Updated: Oak Creek Hallmark Store Closed

Details of closure are not known.

Updated 2:55 p.m. Jan. 18: It appears the closure is permanent, as an "out of business" sign now hangs on the door.

at 8591 S. Howell Ave. appears to have closed, though it's not clear if the closure is permanent.

A few Patch readers e-mailed in to say the store has been closed for roughly a week. Lights were dark and a "closed" sign hung Wednesday.

The Oak Creek Hallmark store is independently owned and operated by James Caster, who couldn't be reached.

The Hallmark corporate office has not been informed of the store's closing, company representative Kristi Ernsting said.

"Hallmark works with the owners in the Hallmark Gold Crown store network to provide extensive marketing and promotional support, as well as to help negotiate leases and discounts with suppliers," Ernsting said. "Like most American businesses, the tough economy has been challenging for Hallmark and our network of retailers."

Barbara's Hallmark is part of the Oak Creek Centre, in the 8500 block of S. Howell Ave. across from the and .

Cilantro65 January 18, 2012 at 11:37 PM
So sorry to see it closing. It was my place to shop when I needed that unique hard to find gift.
cb January 19, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Maybe I'll buy it...
rick January 19, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Sorry to see it close.
Patriot January 19, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Another victim of Obamas failed policies!!! And now with Mr Obama stopping the Key Stone project which would create thousands of good paying jobs!!
jack ryan January 19, 2012 at 10:38 PM
You on crack?
cb January 19, 2012 at 11:12 PM
@jack....no kidding! Patriot, go away
J. P. January 24, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Shop at Linda's Hallmark, or Langers, they have way more product than they did. Friendly too. :>)
Ben Fitts February 09, 2012 at 12:32 AM
No our company is putting Hallmark's out of business just like Netflix put Blockbuster out of business. There is a MUCH BETTER way than having to go to the store to buy cards that cost $4-$5.

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