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After a slew of store closures (RIP, Uncle Fun and co.), it was nice to stumble across this piece on Timeless Toys. The Lincoln Square toy store just celebrated its 20th year in business, and signed a lease to stick around for another 15 years. The secret to the indie shop's success? Co-owners Harry and Martha Burrows sell a mix of toys: some require imagination and contemplation, while others "light up and talk to you." [DNA Info]