The way that people buy stuff has fundamentally changed and COVID-19 has only hastened the decline of local retail.
Accordingly . . .
HARSH TIMES AHEAD FOR PRICEY LOCALLY CRAFTED MERCH!!!
Whilst cheap junk at box stores seems to be selling consistently, the really unique offerings of homegrown artists, artisans and creators face even more hardship trying to stand out from those wanting to satisfy shopping impulses with a few clicks.
KCTV5: Made in KC reopens their doors
CNN: America's retail sales completely collapsed in April
WSJ: Coronavirus Finishes the Retail Reckoning That Amazon Started
"Thousands of stores will close permanently as the Covid-19 pandemic turbocharges a shift to e-commerce"
You decide . . .