Good morning all, I was in the mall yesterday, and I was totally shocked when I walked towards Carson’s and saw the signs: “Store closing - Going Out of Business.” I heard about Toys R Us...and was still reeling over that, but Carson’s?! Bought some Cliqnue face cream, and headed out. Talked to a few clerks. Wished them well. I was in tears. I had worked there twice. Worked for Toys R Us too. How did this happen?? Yeah, economy is bad. Brick and mortar stores can’t keep up with online shoppers. Kmart was the victim last year, only a few of those left. But to me, it’s the end of an era. How much fun did you have shopping Carson’s doorbuster and yellow tag sales? Carsons was my pampering day. I felt good splurging on nice things for myself and my home. It was one of the biggest, brightest anchors of the malls! Penny’s, Sears and Carsons. I looked forward to taking my grand daughter to Toys R Us and letting her have fun, getting her special gifts. I depended on Babies R Us for classes when my daughter was pregnant. I know there’s lots of stores that are cheaper and have good quality merchandise. But the customer service and perks are not there. Carsons had a great styling salon. I feel empty knowing that the premium stores are closing. What’s left for me to do? The abandonded stores create an eyesore. It’s sad.