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Mrs. Tiggy Winkles Toys is closing its doors in two weeks, the well-known Tucson original announced today in a blog.

Here's what the staff wrote, in part:

"As many of you have observed the toy store has struggled in this challenging economy. Despite all hope a full recovery has not come. We have fought with all of our creativity and bravado for Mrs. Tiggy Winkles Toys. However we have come to the end of this road. The Tiggys realize that everything, even truly wonderful good things, have a beginning and an end. We don't want to close our doors but we must. ...

"We will be closing our doors in two weeks but we plan to appear at the Harry and the Potters Concert on June 11th at Hotel Congress and also at The Loft Cinema's Children's Film Festival for our final bow."

A sale will begin today at the store at 4811 E. Grant Road, in Crossroads Festival at Grant and North Swan.

See Saturday's Arizona Daily Star for more on this story.