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The Bishop Heights True Value store near 27th Street and Nebraska 2 has signs up Monday advertising its closing sale that starts Tuesday.

The owners of the Bishop Heights True Value hardware store have announced that it will close.

Dave and Krista Rickman took out an ad in the Journal Star over the weekend to announce a liquidation sale of the store near 27th Street and Nebraska 2.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, Krista Rickman said the store "just (does) not have the sales we need to continue operating." She thanked customers and said the store expects to take about eight weeks to liquidate its inventory.

The store moved to its current location at 4200 S. 27th St. in January 2009. It took over space that was vacated when Russ's Market closed its location there.

The Rickmans moved the store from the Briarhurst Center at 48th Street and Nebraska 2, where they had first opened about five years earlier.

Dave Rickman got into the hardware business in the late 1990s after quitting his job as a stockbroker to care for his ailing father. He took a part-time job at an Ace Hardware store and then decided to start his own store five years later when the store he was working at closed.

"My husband came home one day and said, 'Do you want to own a hardware store?'" Krista Rickman told the Journal Star in a 2008 interview.

The store was closed Sunday and Monday and planned to reopen Tuesday to begin its liquidation sale.

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Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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