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BOSTON-A scavenged-through closing KB Toys in Cambridge might well become a familiar sight, according to a Boston Herald report. One analyst says to expect 200,000 store closures in 2009, up from 160,000 this year. KB, for one, is shutting down all 460 of its units.

“We’ll see record numbers of bankruptcies,” the article quotes Michael Tesler, founder of Retail Concepts, a Norwell-based retail consulting firm. “You walk through the mall, and it’s probably 50 percent of the retailers that are at risk.”

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