Closing Time (1962)

In this time of pandemic, department stores are barely breathing. But they have been slipping into eternal retail business nightmare for decades. Their customer base has been eroded, their competition, online or otherwise, are gaining momentum and their stores simply look old and unattractive. Their business targets were upper-middle class who didn’t mind spending a little bit more if they were greeted with sophisticated service and well-groomed staff. If there were such thing as upper-middle class. If there were such thing as well-groomed staff. Today, the upper-middle class has simply become upper-class (or, disappeared into middle class or lower) and …