The lights are on but no one’s home anymore at the Toys R Us on OST, shuttered along with the rest of the chain’s 18 Houston locations (including Babies R Us stores) since the end of last month. Flyers advertising everything-must-go-style sales have come down from the building’s front windows — and they weren’t exaggerating: restroom signs, cash registers, and other normally priceless appointments were pawned off during the store’s last days, reported KHOU’s Jessica Borg.
But not all of them. A few extra glances through the glass fronting the parking lot reveals a good deal of hardware that last-minute shoppers didn’t manage or didn’t care to get their hands on:
In Houston, the closures put 673,000 sq.-ft. of total retail space on the market.
Nationally, about 800 stores shut down altogether.
- Customers, employees nostalgic on Toys R Us closing day [KHOU]
- Previously on Swamplot: Your Guide to the Houston Toys R Us Stores Now Getting Ready to Close
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