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Hey All,
Some of you may remember I used to live right outside Louisville, KY. There
was a fabulous fabric store there in downtown called Baer Fabrics. Just got
this last night from a dear friend who still lives in the area:
"I just wanted to let you know that Baer Fabrics closed for good as of 5:30
this evening.  They've been having financial difficulties for a while, and
I was hoping they would pull out of it.  Unfortunately, the bank foreclosed
and it's all over and done.  There was lots of hugging and crying, and I
bought a floor sample Bernette serger...I figured if I had to make a final
purchase, it was gonna be a doozy!  I don't know if you kept in touch with
anybody who ever worked there, but we've been trying to get the word out to
former Louisvillians & Kentuckianans that would have a special place in
their heart for the place."
I've been bummed out ever since I read that email. It's odd, but I sort of
feel like someone told me my parents put my childhood home on the market.
Baers had been in Louisville for 103 years. The website is done too. They
have a note on the website
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saying simply thatafter 103 years of service, they are closing the doors. I also heard thateven the employees didn't know till Thursday of last week what washappening. So it must have gone downhill quickly. I knew you would all understand how sad this is to me.
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Sharon Hays
On 7/20/08 10:08 AM, in article OxIgk.26952$ snipped-for-privacy@newsfe07.iad, "Sharon
Such a shame, Sharon; it's always sad to see another tradition come to an end. So many locally-owned stores just can not stand up to he competition of the big-box stores, because it is much easier for John Q Public to shop at the larger stores in this fast-paced society. Emily
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Emily Bengston
It is. That's why we shop only at local shops and small outlets while they're still there.
Reply to
Mary Fisher
Oh NO that's AWFUL!
Back before every fabric shop and their brother was online, I used to order a LOT of costume fabric from them. Their costume department was the best - always willing to suggest a solution for a challenge. I know my picture was on their wall for a few years in one of my sets of fair middles.
Wendy Zski
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