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Toys R Us - Reflections on Bankruptcy from Blaine, MN

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In today's retail climate, long established businesses are dropping like flies. One of the saddest of all recent business closures, would be the toy vending giant, Toys R Us.


A few nights ago, Laura and I were out running Aarons, and she wanted a plate of Orange Chicken and Fried Rice from LeAnn Chin's.  I chose only a napkin and a single spoonful, as that napkin was just slightly less greasy... As she ate, she suggested that I walk across the street to the closing Toys R Us, and see if they had anything I was collecting, available at a deep store closing discount...

Sounds like a great idea to me!

There were more cars in the lot than I'd expected. 

Store closing banners were growing out of the ground around the store. A sure sign that while a building isn't abandoned quite yet, in a matter of weeks, I will have a new abandoned building to photograph for my collection. A collection that I'm beginning to take more pride in than all of the other stupid things I've…