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Takashimaya's Final Hours

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Japanese department store Takashimaya closes its doors for the last time at 7pm tomorrow, but it sounds like the majority of the store—merchandise, fixings, soul—is already gone. "There is now a fully funereal air on the few floors that are left open," reports the Shophound, "and the salespeople who are left cannot be blamed for looking a little forlorn. After all, now they are tasked with little more than standing guard over their nearly empty selling floors as they finish witnessing their once vibrant workplace die a protracted death. In fact, we had to wonder if the barren store is remaining open simply to allow the remaining staff to collect their hourly wages." [The Shophound]


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