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In an unexpected announcement, Walmart officials on Tuesday unveiled plans to shut down half of their stores in Chicago. Four of the company’s eight Chicago stores are being abruptly closed because they have not turned profits since they opened 17 years ago, the company reveals in a statement.

As a result, Walmart has lost “tens of millions of dollars a year,” with the losses doubling in the last five years, per the statement. Fox Business says the stores will be shuttered on April 16th.

According to the statement. from Walmart, “Over the years, we have tried many different strategies to improve the business performance of these locations, including building smaller stores, localizing product assortment, and offering services beyond traditional retail,”  “As we looked for solutions, it became even more clear that for these stores, there was nothing leaders could do to help get us to the point where they would be profitable.”

North Carolina Town Voted One Of Best Small Towns For Shopping

USA Today recently had their readers vote for their “10 best” campaign. One of those categories was “The Best Small Towns for Shopping”. And one North Carolina town made the top 10 best small towns for the shopping list! I’ve never been to this mountain town, so a visit may be in order. Summer is the perfect time to travel and enjoy the mainly open air shopping districts on this list. I’m surprised that I have only been to one of these towns (and it’s actually the farthest one away…go figure!) But I have bookmarked multiple of these that I can’t wait to visit. Shopping and historic towns are some of my favorite things.

It’s not too late to plan your summer getaway and each of these small towns offers a shopping lover’s paradise! Especially if you are in to unique and or handmade items. Some of these are mountain towns there could be a good winter destination as well. As long as you don’t mind the cold that is.  We’ve got multiple areas of the country covered, so whether you want to fly or drive one of these is doable!

View the full article here or keep reading for the list!

The Best Small Towns For Shopping 

According to USA Today Readers

  • 10. Camden, Maine

    Located on the mid-coast of Maine you’ll find Camden. The downtown is home to many upscale shops, antique shops, and general stores for all your shopping pleasure.


  • 9. New Hope, Pennsylvania

    This scenic small town is located on the Delaware River. It’s known for its history, bed & breakfasts, and of course shopping. In the downtown district, you will find a sprawling collection of boutiques, gift shops, galleries, and more!


  • 8. Sedona, Arizona

    The scenic red rocks aren’t the only thing Sedona is known for. There are tons of shopping destinations no matter what you’re looking for. Apparel, art, home decor, antiques, beauty, jewelry, and everything else you may want.


  • 7. Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

    According to CarmelCalifornia.com: Carmel shopping is metropolitan style, though wholly unique in the setting. It is also an all-day experience, and then some. The most discriminating shopper is sure to find something of great appeal in one of the town’s hidden passageways or curlicue-roofed shops. From outdoor malls to family-owned boutiques, Carmel offers a shopping environment that wants nothing but infinite time to explore.


  • 6. Dahlonega, Georgia

    The best small-town Georgia shopping is found in the northern part of the state in Dahlonega. Gift shops, wine tasting rooms, furniture, antiques, home decor, and more!


  • 5. Highlands, North Carolina

    The main street of this mountain town plays host to unique small business shopping. Browse offerings here.


  • 4. Cape May, New Jersey

    This quaint town on the Jersey Cape boasts the Washington Mall, a three-block outdoor shopping mall filled with shops, brick pathways, fountains, and benches. More shopping is also available in the Washington Commons and Carpenter Square Mall among others.


  • 3. Montpelier, Vermont

    A previous winner of this title is Montpelier. While in this pedestrian-friendly town be sure to browse the numerous independently-owned boutiques, as well as local merchants selling crafts, books, music items, gifts, clothing, decor and much much more.


  • 2. Rhinebeck, New York

    You’ll find historic Rhinebeck nestled in the Hudson Valley. Shopping in the area is full of  Books, Music, Clothing, Shoes, Gifts, Stationery, Furniture, Jewelry, Home Decor, Art, Antiques, Wine & Spirits, and more!


  • 1. Frenchtown, New Jersey

    The borough of Frenchtown, NJ is located along the banks of the Hudson River. And its numerous boutiques make it the best small town for shopping in the country! Guess I’ll have to check it out.


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