The Shops at Marketplace in Springfield’s downtown close; owners cite coronavirus pandemic

The two women who founded and ran The Shops at Marketplace in downtown Springfield will close their businesses at the end of this week, citing the coronavirus pandemic. The news comes just two years after the shops — Serendipity, a store described as “retail therapy,” and Alchemy Nail Bar — were named a microbusiness of the year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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