J & R Educational Supplies on Johnston Street in Lafayette has announced that it will be closing its doors after 43 years in business.

The store recently announced the impending closing on its Facebook page.

"After 43 years of business, we have decided to close the doors of J & R! Thank you for 43 years of business!" the store posted. "We've enjoyed getting to know you. We will treasure the friendships we've made in these 43 years."

In response to when the store will be closing, J & R posted this reply on its Facebook page:

"We do not have a planned date to close the doors. We will just stay open until all or most merchandise is gone."

The company is discounting its merchandise by 20 percent and is no longer accepting school or business accounts.