USA Baby & Big Kids Too, an independently owned franchise on the Berlin Turnpike in Berlin, has closed after nine years and the bank that took over its merchandise will hold a liquidation sale starting Friday.
The retailer “has fallen prey to the overall economy and generally declining birth rate in the region. It’s a sign of the times that another family owned business has closed,” said a written release from the Hamilton Group, a Clinton auctioneer that will run the sale.
USA Baby was one of eleven franchised locations in the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico. News of the closing follows an announcement that Mortensen’s Restaurant on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington will close, but will reopen as an ice cream purveyor.
A call to the USA Baby store (860) 829-0009 or visit to the web site, www.usababyct.com, offers information about the sale.