It seems like only yesterday that The Pot Spot, a local business, finally shut up shop after holding their closing down sale which lasted well over six months, and through several "we’re really closing!" deadlines.
Now, I’m not for one second suggesting that other local businesses would try this. I don’t know if this is something they teach them at courses for running retail businesses. But I noted with some suspicion the "Closing Down Sale" that now adorns the window of another local shop, the "Glenhuntly Variety Store".
They don’t seem to have set a date on their closing down, so it’ll be interesting to see if they’ve vanished by next week, or if the Closing Down Sale ends up going until the end of the millennium.
Also in our neighbourhood, I notice since the local Safeway’s been opening every day that the 7-11 down the street seems to be losing business. It’s a bad sign when you go in and don’t have to queue to wait for that icecream you so oddly decide you want on a cold winter’s day. But the really bad sign that the 7-11 might be struggling is an almost complete absence of kids on skateboards hanging around in the carpark! Maybe they’re all working extra shifts as Safeway instead.