Monday, February 12, 2007

M&C Dry Goods and Draperies Store Closing
February 05, 2007

OSHAWA - Sixty-two-year-old Gill Evenstein will be closing his store, M&C Dry Goods and Draperies this May. He is forced to shut down, as the business can't compete with big box stores, and corporate chain prices. The store, which his father started 65 years ago, at the same location in downtown Oshawa, has lost over 50% of its sales in the past 3 years, and is no longer profitable. According to Evenstein, majority of customers are no longer looking at the fine quality of hand-made products, instead price is the determining factor.

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