Talk on The News’ Facebook page yesterday turned to the announcement of Thomas Jewellers closing stores. Gale Hatton: Oh no. The staff told me a couple of months ago they were having a massive sale to get rid of stock, then refurbishing the store with a more modern look. Jean McPherson: It’s so sad to now be busy because of closing down. It was a lovely busy clean shopping area when I lived here. Liss Thompson: Hard to keep you businesses open if people aren’t visiting and supporting the CBD as they should. Another icon closing in Shepparton, a real shame. Audrey Bowles: That’s so sad. Have shopped there over many many years and always loved it. Jenny Dean: Sad to see such a lovely store close, hubby bought my engagement ring there in 1989. Karlene Kaur: Hope there’s some good sales coming up. Mark Riches: Never ever have I seen a town with so many businesses start up and then shut down. Elle Curtis: Another one bites the dust. Are there any shops that aren’t the giant retail chain stores left in Shepp? Sue Gooding: That’s sad. A business that’s been around forever now going and more staff losing their jobs. Craig-Lee Smith: Bought my Seiko watch there in 1987, I’ve still got it.