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    Greeting cards wholesaler shuts down

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    A Bury-based greeting card and party item wholesalers will be closing after almost 30 years of trading.

    According to a post on social media, the owners of the Card and Party Store, based on Manchester Road, have made the “difficult decision” to close the business after 27 years of trading in Bury due to the “upsetting time”.

    The news was announced via the store’s Facebook page on Tuesday (19). The announcement stated that there will be a 60 per cent off everything sale starting from the next day. The sale will last until Sept 22, and includes Christmas stock, cards, gift bags and other novelties.

    Card and Party Store has been a family-run wholesaler and supplier for many decades. The owner mentioned in a Facebook post that it has been a very stressful and upsetting time for Card And Party Store and it has been a difficult decision to make.

    “It has been a very stressful and upsetting time for us all here at Card And Party Store and it has been a difficult decision to make. We just wanted to say that we are so grateful to all our lovely customers who we got to know over the years and who kept us going for so long, we cannot thank you enough.

    “We would also like to say a huge thank you to our amazing staff who have been with us for so many years and who were part of our CAPS family. Thank you again to everyone for your support and understanding. We wish you all the best for the future. Our Closing Down Sale starts tomorrow (60 per cent off EVERYTHING!) doors open at 10am – hopefully see you there,” stated the post.

    The announcement has been met with a wave of sympathetic response from social media users ranging from other businesses to former employees.

    “So so sorry to be reading this. You are all going to be missed . You have been there for me personally, since I first opened my business. All the best for the future. Look after yourselves, and good luck for the future,” said the owner of Bromley Cross Balloons.

    “The end of an era-but just look at the lovely comments. Not just a store, but a friendly ,family business.Caps was so supportive of new businesses and local charities -and the staff always went the extra mile to provide the very best service,” wrote a resident.

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