COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Five leased-space departments in supermarkets of Big Bear Stores Co. here have closed. The lessee, Ring Leader Video, also based here, declined to renew its contract, citing a lack of traffic in the stores. "In terms of the business climate inside Big Bear, it seems like every quarter they announce that their sales are down over the previous year," said David Stewart, president of Ring Leader. "The times when I should be having my peak periods, such as Friday and Saturday ...
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