Carlton Cards to close its doors in Vernon

All 254 retail stores across North America will close in the next four to six weeks

One of North America’s most beloved stationery and greeting card stores is closing down, including its store in Vernon.

Schurman Retail Group, which owns and operates 254 retail stores across the continent, confirmed all of its stores are closing in a media statement released Jan. 22.

“Despite our Herculean efforts to realign our Papyrus and American Greetings stores to fit today’s shopping environment, Schurman Retail Group had to make the difficult decision to close all 254 of our stores in North America, which will impact our workforce of about 1,400 employees,” stated CEO Dominique Schurman.

“We will close most stores over the next four to six weeks. We want to thank all of our loyal customers for their patronage of our proud family business started by my parents 70 years ago.”

READ MORE: Vernon-based company nominated for B.C. small business award

An employee at the Vernon store, located on 27 Street, declined to comment when contacted by the Morning Star.

According to the company’s corporate website, the business was founded in 1950 as an importer of European paper products.

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