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The Yankee Candle Village, an iconic store in Williamsburg, Virginia, is closing next month, according to recent reports.The large store, owned by the Massachusetts-based American candle maker Yankee Candle, is obviously one of the largest candle shops in the world, according to Visit Williamsburg.The business informed The Virginia Gazette on Friday that the Williamsburg shop would be closing in mid-April. According to the paper, the Yankee Candle Village has 54 full-time employees, who were told about the closure earlier this week.SPAIN TESTS OUT FOUR-DAY WORK WEEKYankee Candle did not instantly react to FOX Businesss demand for comment on Friday night.The Yankee Candle Village in Williamsburg, Virginia, is expected to close in mid-April, according to current reports. (iStock)However, a spokesperson informed The Gazette that the choice to close the store was not made lightly.GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERE”We are grateful to our Williamsburg shop staff members who have regularly delivered an amazing guest experience to countless guests over the last 15 years,” the spokesperson said.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESSAccording to Visit Williamsburg, the 45,000-square-foot shop doesnt simply offer candle lights. It sells Christmas design, house accessories, clothing and purses. It also offers “original animated musical entertainment,” a year-long Christmas-themed area and other activities.The Gazette reported that the shop was opened in November 2005 and became a popular tourist destination quickly after.

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