The Barnes & Noble store in Huntington Station closed its doors for good Saturday night.
Unable to reach a new lease agreement with Federal Realty, the chain will continue operations in other stores, including East Northport. Federal Realty continues to offer the 24,930-square-foot space. The Maryland company also is handling Toys R Us, which is expected to shut down at the Huntington Shopping Center by the third week of January. The center normally has 14 tenants.
By Saturday afternoon, the Barnes and Noble had numerous empty shelves, though its signs advertising new books were still on display. A sign thanked customers but noted the leasing impasse.
Some workers were bidding farewell to each other but carried on as customers came and went.