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A Quarter of Closings

Crown House, Kmart, and more

Sometime between Thanksgiving and the first week of December Tom Ungrodt says he'll be closing the Crown House of Gifts in Traver Village. His father started the store over fifty years ago in Adrian, though its longest incarnation was on State near Liberty. Ungrodt says, with rueful understatement, "retail isn't a growth area." But he's having some success helping other retailers at least hang on--the family's other company, Ideation, supplies catalogs and mailing services to gift shops around the country. Ungrodt also owns Dayspring

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