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Counts’ Hallmark Store In Jefferson Commons Closing

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NEWPORT NEWS—Counts’ Hallmark Store located at 12551 Jefferson Ave. Suite 239 in the Jefferson Commons Shopping Center, will close at the end of September. According to store owner Noel Counts, when ownership of the shopping center changed hands, the new owners leased out their space while they were negotiating for a new lease.

“We had all our fourth quarter seasonal products in, so we had all brand-new products, and we were busting at the seams with inventory,” said Counts. “My lease rights go to the end of the month, then I’m supposed to be out, but I’m not sure we’re going to make it.”

To help reduce inventory, Counts’ Hallmark is offering 75 percent off everything in the store until they close. Selections may be limited.

Counts’ Hallmark stores are located across southern Virginia at Coliseum Crossing in Hampton, Red Mill Commons in Virginia Beach, Crossridge Shopping Center in Glen Allen, Shortpump Crossing in Richmond, and Chesterfield Meadows in Chesterfield.

In the meantime, Counts is scouting out potential new locations.

“We’re looking for a place and trying to find something that will suit our needs,” said Counts. “We’re definitely staying in Newport News though.”

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