Retail

Hallmark store closing at struggling shopping center in Sterling

The owners hope to relocate to another spot in Sterling.

The owners of the Banner’s Hallmark Shop in the Cascades Marketplace shopping center are closing their store, but they hope to move to a new location in the area. The departure is the latest blow for the shopping center that has seen a rash of closures in recent years.

The Burn spoke to an employee at the Hallmark store who said they expect to remain open until roughly the first week of March. However, a clearance sale is already underway. The Hallmark team expects to relocate the store to a different location in Sterling, but we’re told a specific spot has not been selected yet.

Image: Edens

Recent closures at Cascades Marketplace include the Pier 1 store, a Boston Market restaurant, a Noodles & Co., a Corner Bakery, and the Señor Tequila’s restaurant. By a rough count, the center is approaching having nearly 40 percent of its units vacant.

6 Comments
  1. Tim-Ber 2 years ago
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    I saw this walking my pup on Sunday afternoon

  2. Mary W 2 years ago
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    Wow, sad to see this shopping center lose so much. I grew up in Lovettsville and this was one of my favorite areas to shop. I’d get cool crafts at the Zany Brainy, we’d explore the Hallmark, I’d get the latest fashion from the old Navy and we’d eat at the Baja Fresh or Boston Market. It was a decent drive and we’d take the day to walk around all the shops in the neighborhood.

  3. Ray J 2 years ago
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    Very sad to see this. It was my go-to place to get birthday, anniversary and valentine cards.

  4. Stacey 2 years ago
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    Yep, very sad to see. It was a favorite of mine. Nice staff, lots of selection. Great assortment of Holiday ornaments.

  5. Denise McWhorter 2 years ago
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    Hi .. I am so sorry for the loss of your business.. it’s been a very difficult year for everyone but especially for small business owners .. if you don’t mind me asking , may I ask what you will be doing with your card sample books .. I am a crafter and I would be interested.. thank you for your time.

  6. Gordon Cain 1 year ago
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    Hallmark has been closing stores for years…in the Richmond, Virginia area, there were close to two dozen in the early 2000’s and are now down to 4 or 5. Hallmark can sell it’s ornaments and gift items online and remain a viable business and not need a brick and mortar presence…it’s a shame.

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