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Why Did Boyd's Bears Barn Close?

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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Why Did Boyd's Bears Barn Close?

Today is the first I have heard about Boyd's Bears closing.

I'm totally disappointed because I collect boyds bears and

that was a wonderful and fun place. Why did they close?

I'm guessing money problems?

Gonzales, Louisiana
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1. Re: Why Did Boyd's Bears Barn Close?

Yes financial from what I heard. They kept the one in Gettysburg, Pa open. Every time I went in there prior to it having the going out of business sale, business always looked slow. I'd imagine that building itself cost to just keep up.

Muncie, IN
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2. Re: Why Did Boyd's Bears Barn Close?

Rumor is the lease went up a bunch. They also say that they were not selling enough to have two big stores.

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3. Re: Why Did Boyd's Bears Barn Close?

The overhead of running that four story "barn" was my guess at doing them in.

The owners are going to have a hard time finding a new tenent for that monster of a building.

I will say I was able to purchase over $100 worth of stuff there just before Christmas, for only $25. Most things were 80% or 90% off retail prices.

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