Linens ‘n Things at Montclair Plaza is liquidating, part of the closure of one-fourth of the chain’s American stores after a bankruptcy filing. I pass by on Monte Vista Avenue almost daily and see someone standing there with a sign advertising the latest discount. It’s now 20 to 50 percent.
If you want linens, sure, you can go to Linens N Things without guilt. But what if you’re in the market for things?
That gets dicier, because Upland is home to the sublimely named Thoughts N Things, a much smaller operation that would appear to compete directly for the things market.
Discounted things or mom-and-pop things? Gad, what an ethical dilemma.