For the second time this year we have a local store closure of a Hallmark location. Hallmark, the Kansas City based company which oversees the Hallmark retail stores however appears to not be behind the closure, but the store's franchisee instead.
This is because both closures, including one prior are all of Mark's Hallmark stores a Wilsonville,Or. based operator of Hallmark stores throughout the Northwest. This new store closure is, in fact, one of several location's on the chopping block, most of which are in Western Washington.
The new Spokane store scheduled for closure is the Mark's Hallmark at Five Mile Shopping Center ( 1808 W. Francis ) . Going out of business sales are already underway with 25% off being the most recent sale amount to my knowledge.
Earlier in 2015, Mark's Hallmark closed down there location in the North Pointe Shopping Center in between Safeway and Total Wine & More. Lay offs unfortunately did happen and will likely happen again with the closure at Five Mile.
Mark's Hallmark also left Spokane Valley Mall not long ago. Although that location, one the busiest in the Inland Northwest is still open after re-setting and re-opening as a Amy's Hallmark store.
Hallmark is a multi channel company with locations around the United States. The retail stores sells the company's own brand of greeting cards in addition to gifts and some holiday / event merchandise. For more information on Hallmark visit their web site at-