Oct. 2, 2012, 1:55 p.m.

Party City Closes its Doors on Hundreds of Small Communities. Small Town Entrepreneur Refuses to Acquiesce.

Party City Corporate turns off the lights in small towns and eliminates small town jobs across the country. One local entrepreneur refuses to fire staff and finds a way to become even more successful from the same location, Discount Retail Store Services Reports.

Refusing to Stop the Party

Thad Gregory had been managing a Party City store in Sulphur Springs, TX for six years when he got word from corporate that they were closing. This did not sit well with Thad, “Our store location closed not due to downsizing but because our parent company decided they no longer wanted to be in a town our size. Not the economy, not anything like that, they just didn’t want to be in our town.” Further details behind specific closings were not made available by Party City. It was part of a series of closings which included all stores under 5,000 sq. ft.

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