Our store had a mandatory meeting recently and were told by our District Manager that our store was to close at the end of this month. This news was very unexpected, and shocking, to many of the Cast, including me.
To us, that store was very magical, and special.
I worked last night, which was the very last night that the store would be "normal", as liquidation signs were to be put up this morning. I did my very best to give exceptional guest service under the circumstances. I have to admit, while talking with one guest, that it was very hard to hold back tears, and keep my composure as she asked me if we will be getting some specific die cast "Cars" characters to the store. In that moment I realised that a source of happiness to many people in this area, will no longer be around. I told her to try to come in sometime this weekend to see if they are available, knowing that we would have liquidation procedures in place. It was the only thing I could tell her, so she would have that one last chance to come back to the store before it closes for good.
I am trying very hard to be strong in this situation, but it is very difficult for me, as I have a great time working there. I have met many great guests, who I look forward to greeting while I am there. I also have the greatest coworkers anyone could dream of having. It saddens me to think that we will not be able to make magical memories at our store.
I do have many memories there, that I will keep with me forever.