But now the space on the first floor of the Pavilions is empty. I couldn't reach Moore or Chan for comment, so I popped in to Claire's next door to see what I could find out. An employee there told me the owners were sick of parents dumping their kids off while they shopped elsewhere, and never made any purchases at Lollypop.
Ouch. I've worked retail at an indoor mall, and I'm all too familiar with ratty parents dropping their kids off and letting the mall act as babysitter. Abandoning offspring to the tender mercies of a shopping center doesn't seem like the greatest parenting strategy, but that's their problem (and, later, the problem of juvie officers).
Our problem is that Lollypop Gift didn't last, and now we'll have to return to buying our awesome Hello Kitty swag on the interwebz.