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Dang. I was hoping to go there in May next year. No stores like it here in Oz.

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That is heart breaking, but having been in retail, I do understand.

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Oh no, this is a huge shock. I used to live five minutes away and went in there all the time. Since I moved I haven't gone as often but I still make regular trips there to stock up on wood and supplies.

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I went today. There were tons of people there. Maria (who works in the miniature department) said that Linda (the owner) only listed the building for sale this week, for a pie in the sky price. Within a day or two they got an offer plus a bonus if they vacated within 60 days. That's why it's happening so suddenly and why they started the sale at 40% off.

I splurged on a few half scale furniture pieces that I always liked but were out of my budget, and some supplies. I might try to go back again before they close and stock up on strip wood. Today it was too overwhelming. I don't know how I'm going to survive without having access to that place for basswood, they have a huge selection. Often I just don't know what I need for a project until I can see the options in person.

A small hobby shop near me (San Francisco Hobby Company) just closed as well. That takes me from two places to buy mini supplies to none. :(

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Emily, those are really lovely pieces!  Which house will they go in?

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Since the video is hosted on YouTube, I'd think there's no reason for it to go away even if their website goes away, but I'll ask if I go back to the store before they close.

I don't have any specific houses in mind for the furniture, I just didn't want to pass it up! The houses I'm working on right now are modern, but I have a House of Hidden Treasures kit which is like a small version of the Queen Anne Rowhouse in my avatar. I might use the bed and the settee and chair there, whenever I build it.

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My DHT&M order came, mostly LeMax Christmas to add to that collection but I  did pick up a washer and dryer for Thornhill!

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I went back there today. There were sold signs on practically all of the Dept 56 displays (the store has a *huge* Dept 56/Lemax area). There still seemed to be a fair amount of display houses and house kits and furniture, though.

I went to stock up on strip wood and most of what I wanted was already sold out. I got a few pieces and some wallpaper. (I forgot to ask about the YouTube channel, sorry!)

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