Maybe they partied a little too hard, because Party City is closing stores throughout the country in order to cut costs after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In Michigan, 4 stores will be closed and of those 3 of the leases will be auctioned off.

According to, there are currently 26 locations currently operating in the state of Michigan, soon to be 22.

Scott Clow
Scott Clow

Store Closing on April 26th, 2023

One of the locations, Jackson, Michigan, let us take some behind the scenes photos of this once vibrant store, just 6 days before it closes forever. Odd items are left and sorting through it all takes some time. Many customers spend an excessive amount of time combing through the remaining stock, which at this time was all 90% off.

Jackson, Michigan will be left without a permanent, full service party good supplier. That is until Halloween USA comes along in September. Will the October ghoul take over the husk of Party City come fall? Time will tell.

Scott Clow
Scott Clow

Certainly all the big box stores have their party 'aisle', but it won't be the same. Where else can you get a bag of candy, a prosthetic witches nose, elf shoes, a clown wig, a bag of candy, a piñata, and a sexy cop outfit all in one place? Party City you will be missed, especially when your community needs immediate access to Transformers plates, My Little Pony streamers, a Happy Retirement banner and a "sorry to hear you're going out of business" greeting card.

LOOK! All Access Pass to Jackson, Michigan's Closing Party City

The final hoorah for Jackson, Michigan's Party City which closes on April 26th, 2023 as part of the companies Bankruptcy plans. This store once sold anything and everything you needed for a party. Let's take a look at it now, before they turn out the lights and the party's over.

Michigan Home Remedies to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

They are considered “an invasive pest” in Michigan, so don’t feel guilty wishing the brown marmorated stink bug an untimely demise. The stink, hence, the name. They do have some natural predators, including beetles, crickets, spiders, and birds, but arming yourself is the best way to prevent these smelly little insects from taking over your home and yard.

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs Once and For All
It should be said that the best way to get rid of any pest is to call a professional. There are many reputable removal services available in Michigan that have years of experience dealing with stink bugs.
However, because native Michigan families like to do everything they can to avoid paying a professional to do a job, we have compiled a list of 4 do it yourself home remedies that could dent your stink bug problem. Many of the items you’ll need to put together these homemade traps and sprays you may have already laying in your house or garage. Just be sure if you are using a spray bottle that you already have at home that it doesn’t already or you haven’t recently filled it with anything that could be harmful to your home surfaces, pets, and family.

Nothing Works Overnight
One thing all of these remedies have in common is patience. Stink bugs didn’t arrive from Southeast Asia into Michigan overnight, but you may be able to catch a few while you’re getting some sleep.
So Michigan let’s fight back. Go into your garages, search under your sinks, head to your hardware or grocery store, and arm up as we prepare to take on one of the Mitten States’ most formidable and rabidly reproducing nuisance species: The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

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