1. The Shops at Marketplace in Springfield’s downtown close; owners cite coronavirus pandemic

    The Shops at Marketplace in Springfield’s downtown close; owners cite coronavirus pandemic

    The two women who founded and ran The Shops at Marketplace in downtown Springfield will close their businesses at the end of this week, citing the coronavirus pandemic. The news comes just two years after the shops — Serendipity, a store described as “retail therapy,” and Alchemy Nail Bar — were named a microbusiness of the year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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    1. We did so much to make that Alchemy space what it is.
    2. It was our highest dream to be able to weather this storm.
    3. We are super sad that they are leaving.
    4. It's nice to have other business owners, female business owners specifically, next door.
    5. We are seeing more people downtown.
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