The retailer additionally opted not to open for ‘Christmas in July’ due to the pandemic and had plans to open in mid-October.
SPOKANE, Wash — A Spokane staple will not be opening for the upcoming holiday season due to coronavirus.
Old World Christmas on East Main Avenue made the announcement Tuesday on its Facebook web page.
“The health and well-being of our customers and the Old World Christmas elves is our top priority,” retailer leaders wrote. “We will greatly miss seeing all of you – opening our outlet is something we look forward to every year. We appreciate each and every one of you, and hope you have a blessed, safe Holiday Season!”
The retailer additionally opted not to open for ‘Christmas in July’ due to the pandemic and had plans to open in mid-October. The retailer solely opens for a sure period of time twice a yr.
In 2019, the shop was involved about U.S. tariffs on China.
President of Old World Christmas Doug Lauer made a visit to Washington D.C. to make a plea for Christmas ornaments. During his journey, he urged a panel at a U.S. Trade Administration listening to to take Christmas ornaments off a listing to get hit with a 25 % tariff with China. He stated it will not solely damage his enterprise, however the roughly three,000 retail companies who promote his ornaments.
Shortly after the Lauer’s testimony he was happy to study President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping referred to as a short lived tariff ceasefire of kinds.
The ornaments are designed regionally however hand blown in China.