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close its doors

Of a business, to cease operations, either permanently or for some length of time; to close down. If the factory closes its doors, hundreds of people will be out of work. Many shops in the seaside town close their doors during the winter.
See also: close, door
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close its doors

(of a business) close down or fail. euphemistic
See also: close, door
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The Meze Lounge described its shock zero scoring in April as a 'blip', immediately closing its doors to make "urgent improvements" on the say so of council inspectors.
A BIKE and hobby shop in Shepshed is closing its doors in the next few weeks after more than 40 years in business after the owner decided it was time to slow down and look for a new challenge.
After 119 years in business, Sams Fine Men's Clothing in Livingston is closing its doors for good at the end of October.After 119 years in business, Sams Fine Men's Clothing in Livingston is closing its doors for good at the end of October.
ANOTHER Cardiff cafe is closing its doors after decades of serving breakfasts to the local community.
ANOTHER Coventry city centre shop is closing its doors at the end of this week.
AFTER more than 20 years of trading in North Yorkshire, Simply Dutch is closing its doors.
SHOCKWAVES RANG THROUGH THE SKATE INDUSTRY WHEN it was announced that Lance Mountain s The Firm was closing its doors after 15 earnest years, and that Bob, Lance, and Rodrigo TX were all now joining forces with the fearsome foreign Flip team to form a multi-generational, international juggernaut of a skateboard squad.
The Earlton Timiskaming Regional Airport may be closing its doors permanently.
I was sad to read that JAZZDANCE, Danny Buraczeski's wonderful company, is closing its doors [see "Transitions," April issue].
The collapsed Gadget Shop - which has a number of outlets in the West Midlands - is finally closing its doors after a potential rescue deal fell through.
The hotel will be closing its doors and staff have been informed."
Sadly, in March, Mothers & Others announced that it was closing its doors, citing "chronic fiscal problems." According to Executive Director Elizabeth Marx, "We have decided that our programs and publications are better assured long-term success if they find new institutional homes." Though its website will be in place for several more months, the group's membership will shift to two ongoing organizations, Co-op America and the Center for a New American Dream.
Thanks to singer-actor Pat Briggs's theatrics, photos capturing the group's shock-rock fashion sense appeared everywhere, but the record promptly vanished, a disappearance naysayers could attribute to Briggs's sexual orientation but that more likely had to do with the record label's closing its doors. The subsequent ubiquity of Marilyn Manson proves just how high a gender-blender with a dark streak in haberdashery can climb up the teen popularity ladder.
Western brought an injunction seeking to enjoin Hess from closing its doors and prohibiting the sale to Lazarus.
Ballet Arizona, the only fully professional classical dance company in a state of nearly five million, spent September 15 to September 22 in jeopardy of closing its doors forever.