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Disney Store closing only store in Vancouver

The closing of the only Disney Store in Vancouver, BC has raised the ire of Disney fans in the area and generated a petition to keep it open.

According to numerous Internet posts, the store is set to close on Saturday, Jan. 23, or earlier if it sells out of its merchandise.

As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 1,500 people had signed up to a Facebook site dubbed, “Petition to Save Metrotown Disney Store.”

Many seem to be taking the closure personally and with some angst. One post to the site said, “What, how can they do this to us, this is the only Disney Store in the Greater Vancouver area.”

Part of me wonders if this isn’t part of The Disney Store’s move to a new type of store that might require a new location to make it work. But if they’re just closing the only Vancouver location permanently, they need to rethink that.