Monday, August 8, 2011

Sad news down at Lakewood Ranch Main Street

Holly Baracchini, left, and her daughter Heidi Allwood announced today that they are closing Little Bookworms on Friday. (Herald file photo)
After 6 years in business, Little Bookworms will close its doors, owners Heidi Allwood and Holly Baracchini announced today.

The recession, along with a dramatic decline in book sales, have made it nearly impossible to stay profitable, they said in a press release.

“We are deeply saddened that we have to make this decision, but it is the only option for us right now,” Allwood said.

“We have loved being a part of Main Street at Lakewood Ranch. It is such a vibrant and exciting retail location. Main Street itself is thriving, but our store in particular is faced with such a drop in book sales over the past 2 years that we can no longer stay open.”

Heidi Allwood said she has taken a position with Charles A. Roy Roofing in Bradenton, and Holly Baracchini is a nurse at Healthcare America in Bradenton.

Little Bookworms plans to close its doors for good on Friday, August 12.

For more, see Tuesday's Herald.

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