Without a doubt, the flagship store of Northampton is Faces, a quirky arts and clothing store. It's right in the center of town and it's always packed with people picking up their "Faux News" magnets and Bob Marley posters. But now, after 40 years, Faces is closing and everybody's upset.
What killed Faces?
Vogel said in a prepared statement he did not make the decision to close lightly, and cited the pressures of running an independent store, including the increasing costs of health insurance, personnel, taxes and business insurance, and utilities.Health insurance costs rising? Check.
Higher personnel costs? Check.
High business taxes? Check.
Higher utilities costs? Check.
To paraphrase Obama, if the left-wing created a business model it would look like Faces. Buh-bye.