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Here's when Toys R Us liquidation sales will begin in Fairview Heights

Shoppers react to impending Toys 'R' Us closures

The Toys "R" Us location in Fairview Heights will likely close after the company files chapter 7 bankruptcy this week.
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The Toys "R" Us location in Fairview Heights will likely close after the company files chapter 7 bankruptcy this week.

Liquidation sales at Toys R Us will begin across the country Thursday morning, and will continue until everything is gone, KMOV reported.

Talk of the business closing loomed over the heads of parents until the store officially announced it had filed for bankruptcy in March. Early reports said only some stores would close, then last week the news came that every store was closing.

The company's distribution centers will close before individual stores do, so merchandise will need to move around quickly, USA Today reported. The entire liquidation process is expected to take about 14 weeks, but some stores may close sooner depending on how fast products sell.

The only Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores in the metro-east are on Commerce Lane in Fairview Heights, but there is Toys R Us store in south St. Louis. Some parents and kids will mourn the loss of the iconic toy store, but Fairview Heights officials say they don't expect the real estate to sit empty for long.

Kara Berg: 618-239-2626, @karaberg95

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