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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:10 am UTC

unnamed 2Family Christian announced that it will close the last of its stores this week. Fifty-eight stores will close their doors from May 9-13, including 27 stores on May 13, according to an official bulletin.

This represents the conclusion of a process that began in February, when Family Christian announced its closure after 85 years in business. Since then, over 150 stores nationwide have been shuttered.

At the time, Family Christian president Chuck Bengochea commented on the importance of finishing with excellence.

“Family Christian has left a powerful legacy of helping people find, grow, share and celebrate their faith in Jesus Christ,” he said. “Today and always, we are grateful to God for the privilege of serving Him and look forward to finishing strong for His name’s sake.”

In April, Harrison House President and CEO Troy Wormell announced the acquisition of 15 Family Christian Stores, which have been renamed Empowered Life Christian Books & Gifts.

Family Christian has one last sale for its last week—a “Final Days” sale that offers up to 90 percent off everything in-store.

Editor's Note: The original newsletter version of this story incorrectly claimed February was when Family Christian announced bankruptcy. The story has been updated for accuracy.