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August 10, 2020My husband came home yesterday after taking a walk around Stanford Shopping Center. He reported that some of the big stores and restaurants are open. But two of my favorite stores have closed permanently: Marimekko and Mujii. And apparently there are other closures as well.This is sad but not unexpected news. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues without let-up and the shut-down is now approaching six months, many businesses have not been able to survive. I've been trying to see a pattern. I can understand that some small, family run places were at the ends of their lives anyway. These are places that Mom and Pop have run for years, doing most of the work themselves. They're ready to retire and the younger generation has gone on to other things. Some businesses catered to a limited clientele. I suspect the Marimekko and Mujii fall into that category; they both had unusual merchandise and their prices were high. At the other end of the spectrum are businesses like F…

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