50 stores you once loved that you’ll never be able to shop at again

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  • From declining foot traffic to the rise of ecommerce, countless stores have permanently closed their doors for a number of reasons. 
  • In 2018 alone, more than 3,800 stores are set to close across the United States. In 2017, 6,400 stores closed.
  • Toys R Us and Bon-Ton are two of the most recent chains to shutter. Here are other stores you’ll never be able to shop in again.

Toys R Us may have been the most recent store to shut its doors for good, but there are countless others who have had to face the same fate. 

In 2018 alone, more than 3,800 stores are set to close across the United States. In 2017, 6,400 stores closed. Malls are losing their anchor stores, and many are being abandoned due to the rise of e-commerce and declining foot traffic to malls.

But even when shopping malls were in their heyday, many stores still shuttered for various reasons. Department stores like Bon-Ton and Ames, bookstores like Waldenbooks and Borders, and clothing stores like Wet Seal and Limited Too are among the many stores that have permanently shut their doors. 

Here are other stores you’ll never be able to shop at again. 

Toys R Us announced it would be closing or selling all 735 of its US stores after filing a motion to liquidate its US business earlier this year. The toy retailer had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September 2017.

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Babies R Us also closed after Toys R Us filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Kids R Us, a subsidiary of Toys R Us, was opened in 1983 to sell children’s clothing. By 2003, the chain was discontinued and all 146 stores closed.

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