Well, friends, it's the end of an era.

As you've probably heard, the Christmas Tree Shops chain closed all their locations last year after "defaulting on a loan as part of its bankruptcy deal," according to Seacoast Current.

Yours truly is among the countless shoppers who were bummed by the announcement of the chain's closure. When it came to home decor and furnishings, Christmas Tree Shops was the perfect place to go, especially during the holidays. The seasonal options were truly top notch.

But let's zero in on the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, location for a second.

Up until recently, the Portsmouth Christmas Tree Shops was located in the same plaza as Bed Bath & Beyond, which ALSO closed its doors to the public in 2023 after filing for bankruptcy. As Christmas Tree Shops is no more, we now have an empty plaza just off the Spaulding Turnpike and Woodbury Avenue. Not a bad location, right?

So let's do some brainstorming. What business(es) would you like to see set up shop in the Christmas Tree Shops (and Bed Bath & Beyond) plaza? We decided to go on Facebook to ask for your thoughts, and these were some popular responses.

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