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Damn that’s tough to hear. It’s the worst when one of your favorite small businesses closes it’s doors. There is a shop in KC called It’s A Beautiful Day and they’ve been around as long as I can remember. Nice staff, random objects, refurbished stereo systems, records, t-shirts -- all that. Basically any the cool stuff you could want. They operate strictly as cash only and point you to an ATM at a cell phone shop if you try to pay with a card. I’ve always wondered if there’s some sort of money laundering tied in, but not my business!

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Apr 11, 2022·edited Apr 11, 2022Liked by Chuck Palahniuk

NO oh my god I'm heartbroken

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Apr 11, 2022Liked by Chuck Palahniuk

I have a little stuffed elephant you sent me years ago. It's still on my night stand.

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This tale is far too common right now… shame. No bueno. I’ll make sure I have a couple Scooby snacks handy. Mostly for snack time, but also in case I meet Eggmeister Mcgeezak. 🤙🏼

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A place close to your heart going away is always sad. Lately, during the war in Ukraine, the Russians hit a big building near Svobody Square in Kharkiv. Right around the corner there's a Poker Club called 'Full House Poker' that might have also been hit. I've come out of age in that club. My favorite place ever, I still dream about it from time to time. Was always welcomed even though I didn't speak their language. I hope they're okay. And If there is anyway we could help The Gold Door, let us know.

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Such a shame. Chuck, are there any other of your Portland faves in danger of extinction that could use a boost in patrons?

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Very sad news. I am a table top gamer and several gaming stores I frequented went out of business due to the pandemic. Always heart breaking for everyone involved. Owners put everything into their shops. No fun losing our favorite spaces in life. : (

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I'm impressed with your one and two word titles, they seem to do a lot of heavy lifting for you. Do you have any tips on how to find the perfect title for a story? Do I get poetic/obscure with it? Or do people react better to titles that are blunt and sum up the story?

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Sad to see anyone lose their business I hope they can be successful in their future endeavors

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I imagine that's where the palm reading kit came from. What a darling prize. I hope it's only temporary. I love a beautifully curated store!

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So sorry to hear this. Sending best wishes for your friends future.

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Had a bit a look around on social media. It seems like they're last Instagram activity is from 20 months ago (https://www.instagram.com/golddoorpdx/?hl=en). Also they're website's gone http://thegolddoor.com.

The magic lamp on their shop sign, I like to think they rubbed it when they started and now they used their last wish to sort things out. But in case the genie is on food strike or they ran out of wishes, agreed with Brandon and the GoFundMe suggestion.

Please keep us posted.

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Time is pitiless.

Last time i wandered around in my birthtown it was so sad. All my school has been torn down, all four of them. Same for the building i use to live from baby to seven.

In the last 8 years or so the city changed so much that i have a hard time remembering how it was. Who knew concrete has the abbilty to erase memories.

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The latest word is that the Gold Door is trying to stay open a bit longer. No one has any firm answers.

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