It’s the end of the road for The Map Store – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

After 80 years running, The Map Store is closing its doors. Smartphone enabled GPS apps and more have led to its owner finally admitting that he cannot keep the store going any longer. Read on to see why the owner has come to this conclusion that his business that stood the test of time is no longer viable.

Key Takeaways:

  • Lydia Holt and her husband tuck money into these envelopes with each paycheck to whittle away at what they owe.
  • They both earn about $10 an hour and, with two kids, there are usually some they can’t fill. She did the math; at this rate, they’ll be paying these same bills for 87 years.
  • In 2012, Holt voted for Barack Obama because he promised her change, but she feels that change hasn’t reached her here.

“Swain said the last day in business for the store, which also sells globes, travel guides, games and other geographic-related products, will be April 1.”