Would-be customers of a longtime North Topeka hardware store left the parking lot disappointed Thursday after reading signs proclaiming the True Value had closed.

Roach Hardware, 230 N.W. Lyman Road, closed late Wednesday ahead of a liquidation sale slated for next week, according to part-time employee and signs on the building’s doors. The store will reopen Tuesday at 9 a.m. for the liquidation sale.

“Please come back for great deals on all merchandise,” one sign read. “Please visit our other location on 21st street to fulfill you(r) hardware needs.”

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