Lincoln's Toys R Us store is closed.

The retail store at 5220 N. 27th St. apparently did not open Friday, making Thursday its official last day.

A sign on the doors Friday addressed to the "city of Lincoln and surrounding areas" thanked customers "for all of the love and support."

The sign ended with, "We hope that you remember all the fond memories you had and all of the amazing toys that you got from us over the years. Thank You!"

Toys R Us announced March 15 that it was going out of business after attempts to restructure in bankruptcy failed. It had earlier said that all locations would close by no later than Friday.

The Lincoln store had been open for about 30 years.

What will happen to the location now is still up in the air. The chain has sold dozens of its locations to other retailers or to real estate developers through bankruptcy auctions, but the Lincoln location, which the company owns, was not included.

The Lancaster County Assessor's Office values the building at just less than $2.8 million.

Toys R Us isn't the only longtime business closing this week.

The last day for the Lincoln location of Akin's Natural Foods is Saturday.

The Omaha-based chain has had a store in the city for 45 years, and is currently in Meridian Park at 6900 O St.

Also scheduled to close Saturday is Randolph Car Wash at 2021 N St. The business has been sold to EaDo LLC, the entity developing the Telegraph District east of downtown.

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Business editor/reporter

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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