Bowl & Board: A Retailer's Struggle To Survive NPR's Tovia Smith is following the economic fortunes of Bowl & Board, a family-owned chain of housewares stores in New England. The series offers a glimpse into the challenges faced by one small business during the economic downturn.
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Bowl & Board: A Retailer's Struggle To Survive

Game Over For New England Retailer

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Bowl & Board owner Mark Giarrusso stocks merchandise at his Brookline, Mass., store in December 2008. After months of legal negotiations with his landlord, Giarrusso recently converted from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to Chapter 7 liquidation. Matthew Teuten for NPR hide caption

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Slow Spring Exacerbates Woes For Retailer

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Game Not Over Yet For Housewares Chain

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Bankruptcy Takes A Personal Toll On Retailer

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