Two Cape Cod Christmas Tree Shop Locations Scheduled To Close

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SAGAMORE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — After the Christmas Tree Shops officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, what wasn’t announced at the time was what stores, if any, would be closing.

Now, the company says up to 10 of its underperforming stores will be shut down, and according to a store closing document filed with the court, stores in Sagamore and Falmouth will be closing.

According to the document, closing sales would be completed by June 30.

Other stores on the list to close are in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Michigan, Georgia, and Florida.  

The chain got its start on Cape Cod 50 years ago. There are 15 Christmas Tree Shops in Massachusetts and four in New Hampshire.

The store located by the Sagamore Bridge on Route 6 is recognized for its windmill outside. Inside the store, customers said they are saddened by the news of its imminent demise.

One customer said it’s the end of an era. Another blamed the economy. “It’s awful, I don’t know what’s going on with the economy,” he said. “I mean, these stores are great.”

Christmas Tree Shops rebranded last year as 'CTS' after surveys showed some consumers believed the stores only sold Christmas-related items.

As far as employees at the stores scheduled for closure, the company said many are being offered positions at nearby stores.

Christmas Tree Shops also has Cape Cod stores in Hyannis, West Dennis, and Orleans.  

WBZ’s Tim Dunn (@ConsiderMeDunn) reports.

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