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Archiver’s stores to close nationwide

Beacon Journal staff report

Avid scrapbookers will lose a store dedicated to their hobby in mid-February when Archiver’s closes its 33 locations nationwide, including a store in Fairlawn.

The memory craft business announced its closure to customers on Thursday in a letter posted on its Facebook page.

A worker in the Fairlawn store said the location is closing Feb. 15. The store has about 15 employees.

In the letter, Archiver’s blamed the closure on “declining sales and mounting losses.”

“Over the past four to five years, the combination of a weak economy and new technology resulted in steady declines in memory craft business, significantly impacting Archiver’s and many other retailers and vendors in the craft industry,” the chain stated on Facebook.



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