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The Babies R Us store in North Charleston closes today while sister store Toys R Us, up the street on Rivers Avenue, will close Thursday. The iconic toy retailer declared bankruptcy last year. File/Warren L. Wise/Staff

Some big-box retail space is about to become vacant in North Charleston.

An iconic baby item store is closing for good today, and its parent company will close all of its namesake shops by week's end.

Babies R Us, an affiliate of the bankrupt Toys R Us franchise, will no longer be in business after 9 p.m.

A clerk at the store on Rivers Avenue said the shop might not stay open that long to the public. The shop began liquidating its merchandise in the spring after parent Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy last year and failed to find a buyer.

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The Toys R Us store in North Charleston will close for good at 9 p.m. Thursday as the bankrupt company shutters all of its stores. File/Grace Beahm/Staff

Up the street, the Toys R Us store in the Promenade at Northwoods Shopping Center across from Northwoods Mall will close its doors for good at 9 p.m. Thursday.

Reach Warren L. Wise at 843-937-5524. Follow him on Twitter @warrenlancewise.