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April 16, 2009

The Next Chapter

As the recession continues, many businesses that were barely surviving before are finally closing their doors. Milwaukee’s Harry W. Schwartz Books is a recent recession casualty. Co-owner Carol Grossmeyer had to shut the doors a couple of weeks ago. But there’s an upside. Carol was able to sell one of the locations to former manager Lanora Hurley.

Despite the credit crunch, Lanora was able to secure a loan from a bank that’s awash in stimulus money. Her store, Next Chapter Bookshop, is now open. Carol and Lanora talk with Dick Gordon about closing one chapter of their lives and opening a new one.

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