Toys R Us stores shut their doors for good

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Remaining Toys R Us and Babies R Us locations in western Connecticut closed their doors for good on Friday after 70 years in business.

In Milford, employees ate cake and danced as they cleaned up on the final day. The Norwalk store posted "out of business" signs around the parking lot. Both locations had customers continuing to rush in for a final deal only to find the stores closed. One manager called it the end of an era.

"We will miss Toys R Us and Geoffrey (the Giraffe)," said Linda McKenna, an inventory management specialist.

But there might be some hope for the iconic retailer. A post made Friday on its Facebook page said: "Stay tuned here for news and information on the next chapter for Geoffrey and the iconic Toys R Us brands."

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