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Santa Rosa home decor shop Favorite Things is closing after 28 years

Popular Santa Rosa home and gift shop Favorite Things will permanently close after 28 years of business.

Owners Corinne and Patrick Murray said they are ready to retire and, considering the obstacles small business owners currently face, it’s time to hang up their hat.

“Retail is getting tougher and trying to figure out what people want because things are changing like their buying habits,” Murray said. “My customer base is shrinking and along with the internet and attracting customers, it’s just becoming tougher.”

The Murrays opened Favorite Things just before Christmas in 1995. Over the years, Corinne Murray has built

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