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#1 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 24, 2018 - 4:10 am

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Posted Jan 24, 2018 - 4:18 am

what happened to we are not closing in any stores lol

 

here is the list for those that dont want to read the article

 

after looking at the list it looks like one of my local stores is closing might have to go take a look and see what the markdowns are

 

 

Here's a list of the Toys R Us stores set to close in the U.S.:

Alabama

2600 McFarland Blvd. East, Tuscaloosa AL

335 Summit Blvd., Birmingham AL

Arizona

801 W. 32nd Street, Yuma AZ

12801 North Tatum Blvd., Paradise Valley AZ

9139 Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale AZ

4619 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson AZ

7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale AZ

US 60 and Signal Butte Rd., Mesa AZ

Arkansas

2616 S. Shackleford Rd., Little Rock AR

California

42500 Jackson St., Indio CA

1189 Simi Town Ctr. Way, Simi Valley CA

26573 Carl Boyer Dr., Santa Clarita CA

960 Lakes Dr., Covina CA

1600 S. Azusa Ave., Puente Hills CA

2575 E. Imperial Highway, Brea CA

530 Westminster Mall, Westminster CA

20120 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance CA

2550 Canyon Springs Pkwy S., Riverside CA

700 "A" Onstott Rd., Yuba City CA

2785 E. Bidwell St., Folsom CA

1330 Fitzgerald, Pinole CA

4505 Century Blvd., Pittsburg CA

600 Francisco Blvd., San Rafael CA

5461 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood CA

1400 Gateway Blvd., Fairfield CA

3938 Horton, Emeryville CA

2179 Monterey Hwy., E. San Jose CA

865 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose / Almade CA

3520 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno CA

31250 Court House Dr., Union City CA

10640 Trinity Pkwy., Stockton CA

3900 Bristol Street, Santa Ana CA

3665 Grand Oaks, Corona CA

1240 W. Morena Blvd., Mission Bay CA

8181 Mira Mesa Blvd., Mira Mesa CA

1990 University Drive, Vista CA

Colorado

1150 S. Ironton, Aurora CO

Connecticut

376 North Universal Drive, North Haven CT

275 Union St., Waterbury CT

3491 Berlin Turnpike, Newington CT

169 Hale Road, Manchester CT

Florida

1625 Apalachee Pkwy., Tallahassee FL

1900 Tyrone Blvd., St. Petersburg FL

3908 West Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa FL

6001 Argyle Forest Blvd., Orange Park FL

Spring 708 West State Rd. 436, Altamonte FL

21697 State Road #7, Boca Raton FL

10732 SW Village Pkwy., Port St. Lucie FL

450 South SR 7, Royal Palm Beach FL

2601 W.Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee FL

6001 West Sample Road, Coral Springs FL

3214 N John Young Pkwy., Kissimmee FL

Georgia

2601 Dawson Rd., Albany GA

2955 Cobb Parkway, Smyrna GA

6380 No. Point Parkway, Alpharetta GA

1155 Mt. Vernon Hwy., Dunwoody GA

6875 Douglas Boulevard, Douglasville GA

8160 Mall Parkway, Conyers GA

221 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan GA

132 Pavilion Parkway, Fayetteville GA

Indiana

3928 E 82nd Street, Indianapolis IN

8800 US 31 South, Greenwood IN

Iowa

1211 E. Army Post Rd., S. Des Moines IA

8801 University Ave., Des Moines IA

Illinois

1610 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park IL

16 East Golf Rd., Schaumburg IL

295 Center Drive, Vernon Hills IL

5001 Lincoln Highway, Matteson IL

6420 W. Fullerton, Bricktown IL

7750 South Cicero Avenue, Burbank IL

5660 Touhy Avenue, Niles IL

Kansas

4646 W. Kellogg, Wichita KS

8500 W 135th Street, Overland Park KS

Kentucky

4900 Shelbyville Rd., St. Mathews KY

1155 Buck Creek Rd., Simpsonville KY

1965 Star Shoot Parkway, Lexington KY

Louisiana

137 Northshore Blvd., Slidell LA

Maine

6 Bangor Mall Blvd., Bangor ME

200 Running Hill Road, Portland ME

Maryland

8401 Mike Shapiro Drive, Clinton MD

Massachusetts

302 Providence, Dedham MA

70 Worcester Providence Tpk/Rt. 146, Millbury MA

50 Holyoke Street, Holyoke MA

217 Hartford Ave., Bellingham MA

6110 Shops Way, Northborough MA

Shoppers World Plaza, 1 Worcester Road, Framingham MA

Michigan

5363 Harvey Street, Muskegon MI

2620 Crossing Circle, Traverse City MI

5900 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing MI

4923 28th Street South East, Grand Rapids MI

3725 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor MI

3725 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor MI

Minnesota

14100 Wayzata Blvd., Minnetonka MN

170 89th Ave., Blaine MN

8236 Tamarack Village, Woodbury MN

900 West 78th Street South, Richfield MN

Mississippi

1003 Bonita Lakes Circle, Meridian MS

200 Bass Pro Dr., Pearl MS

Missouri

1901 Bernadette, Columbia MO

201 Silver Springs Rd., Cape Girardeau MO

5590 St. Louis Mills Blvd., Bridgeton MO

220 THF Blvd., Chesterfield MO

Nebraska

3505 S. 140th Plaza, Omaha NE

Nevada

2150 North Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas NV

7020 Arroyo Crossing Parkway, Spring Valley NV

New Mexico

45 Hotel Circle, Albuquerque NM

North Carolina

801 Fairview Road, Asheville NC

7001 Fayetteville Road, Durham NC

3300 Westgate Drive, Durham NC

New Hampshire

29 Gusabel Avenue, Nashua NH

New Jersey

1280 Rt. 22 & St. James Ave., Phillipsburg NJ

137 Route 35, Eatontown NJ

100 Promenade Blvd., Bridgewater NJ

2700 Route 22 East., Union NJ

909 US Hwy 1 South., North Brunswick NJ

Rt. 541 & Cadillac Road, Burlington NJ

2135 Route 38, Cherry Hill NJ

7 Wayne Hills Mall, Wayne NJ

545 Route 17 South, Paramus NJ

98 Route 10 West., East Hanover NJ

Kids World 900 Center Drive, Elizabeth NJ

50 International Drive South, Mt. Olive NJ

New York

139-19 20th Ave., College Point NY

24-30 Union Square E, Union Square NY

5181 Sunrise Hwy., Sayville NY

5214 Sunrise Hwy., Massapequa NY

2335 Marketplace Drive, Henrietta NY

1569 Niagara Falls Blvd., Buffalo NY

401 Frank Sottile Boulevard, Kingston NY

708 Upper Glen St., Glens Falls NY

221 Wade Road Extension, Latham NY

2700 Central Park Ave., Yonkers NY

66 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village NY

1350 Corporate Drive, Westbury NY

108 Veterans Memorial Highway, Commack NY

461 Lycoming Mall Cir, Williamsport NY

1530 Ridge Rd. West, Greece NY

Ohio

6251 Glenway Ave., Western Hills OH

2661 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd., Dayton OH

7841 Mentor Ave., Mentor OH

3610 West Dublin-Granville Rd., Dublin OH

Oklahoma

1119 SE 66th St., Oklahoma City OK

5609-E Rogers Ave., Fort Smith OK

560 Ed Noble Pkwy., Norman OK

Pennsylvania

1061 N. Dupont Highway, Dover PA

100 Welsh Road, Horsham PA

6680 Peach St., Erie PA

3700 William Penn Highway, Monroeville PA

104 Bartlett Ave., Exton PA

2003 Cheryl Dr., Ross Park Mall PA

301 Oakspring Road, Washington PA

18/Valley View Dr., Beaver Valley Route PA

Rhode Island

300 Quaker Lane, Warwick RI

South Carolina

254 Harbison Boulevard, Columbia SC

South Dakota

450 E. Disk Drive, Rapid City SD

Tennessee

7676 Polo Ground Blvd., Memphis TN

5731 Nolensville Rd., Nashville TN

Texas

801 Mesa Hills Dr., West El Paso TX

9730 Katy Freeway, Katy TX

170 E. Stacy Road, Allen TX

7730 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving TX

420 E. Round Grove Rd., Lewisville TX

13710 Dallas Parkway, Dallas Galleria TX

1309 W. Pipeline Rd., Hurst TX

5800 Overton Ridge Blvd., Hulen TX

Utah

4042 Riverdale Rd., Ogden UT

1122 Fort Union Boulevard, Midvale UT

Virginia

14173 Crossing Place, Potomac Mills VA

12153 Jefferson Ave., Newport News VA

Washington

3567 N.W. Randall Way, Silverdale WA

1325A S.E. Everett Mall Parkway, Everett WA

6104 N. Division Street, Spokane WA

Wisconsin

18550 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield WI

2161 Zeier Road, Madison WI



#3 Tara3117  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 24, 2018 - 6:27 am

This is a bummer! The Nashua, NH location is in a great spot, right next to a really busy mall. Hard to imagine that it's under-performing.


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Posted Jan 24, 2018 - 6:27 am

The two locations in Ann Arbor, MI (One's a TrU, other's a BrU) are within a few miles of me. Each is part of a different shopping plaza, both of which I frequent for other stores located there. On the other hand, I can't tell you the last time I went into those Ann Arbor stores - not having kids, nor having any friends with kids that I'd shop for in stores like that, I really had no need for either place. Will be interesting to see what comes in to fill those spaces once the stores close. 


For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

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Posted Jan 24, 2018 - 8:04 am

Is this really the end of the store stores?

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Posted Jan 24, 2018 - 8:33 am

I think 180 is a small number of their stores throughout the US. None of the ones around me are closing nor any of the ones where I used to live. As for deals, good luck I find a lot of times they ship out good stuff and bring in garbage from others stores to offload, that and the prices are off of some silly MSRP not what they sold for prior to the going out of business. :)



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Posted Jan 24, 2018 - 9:56 am

Got this in my email this morning:

To Our Valued Customers,

I want to take a moment to thank you for your continued support of Toys"R"Us. As you may be aware, we launched a financial restructuring of our business last fall. As we begin the new year, I want to provide an update on our progress to date, as well as our plans for the future.

Our primary focus is on reimagining our business with you in mind. We want to make it easier for you to shop with us, whether online or in our stores. This past season, we were successful in accomplishing this objective for millions of customers. However, there were also far too many transactions where this wasn't the case – due to our operational missteps. As the leader of this company, I want you to know that we can and will address the gaps in the experience that you may have had when shopping this holiday. My team is already hard at work to make the improvements necessary to ensure that we have the products you want, when, where and how you want them.

In addition to convenience, we also recognize that you want fair and competitive prices and it is our job to deliver on that expectation. We recently relaunched our price match program to give you greater confidence when buying from us, and in 2018 we are taking additional steps to ensure that we provide greater overall value to you and your family. We will do this through compelling promotions and by providing an improved loyalty program and a more personalized way of communicating with you – in email, online and social media.

The reinvention of our brands requires that we make tough decisions about our priorities and focus. To that end and following a top-to-bottom assessment of our business, we have decided to close a number of our U.S. stores. We also intend to convert a number of locations into co-branded Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores. The actions we are taking are necessary to give us the best chance to emerge from our bankruptcy proceedings as a more viable and competitive company that will provide the level of service and experience you should expect from a market leader.

We estimate store closing sales to begin in early February with the majority of locations closing in mid-April 2018. During this time, we welcome you to take full advantage of the deep discounts and deals available.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

We are open for business and ready to serve you. We will continue to operate stores in all major markets across the U.S. and around the world. And as always, you can also continue to shop online at www.toysrus.com and www.babiesrus.com.

We are honoring customer programs. Our customer, registry, credit, warranty and loyalty programs will continue as normal. We will continue to sell and accept gift cards as always.


While our store roster may be getting smaller, what is not changing is our desire or commitment to serving you. For the past 70 years, we have worked hard to earn your business and look forward to being champions of play and a best friend to parents everywhere for decades to come.

Thank you for your support and for choosing to shop with us.


Sincerely,


Dave Brandon
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer



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Posted Jan 24, 2018 - 10:08 am

As a Michigan fan, not sure I trust Dave Brandon as far as I can throw him but that's just me. lol 


For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

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Posted Jan 24, 2018 - 12:34 pm

This makes me sad. Both stores anywhere close to me are on the list. One of the 2 is very old and probably needed torn down years ago. It's also next door to a mall that has completely shut its doors.  But the other one is a really nice store, in a generally busy shopping strip.



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Posted Jan 24, 2018 - 8:34 pm

Our location is not closing thank goodness. I'd have been really upset. We go there at least once a month, more like twice most months. I use the coupons and the diaper deals often. The clearance is some of the best and our store is super nice.

I took an opened toy back, no packaging, no receipt but it was an exclusive. He told me to go get a new one off the shelf and we swapped it. No fuss, all he asked was what was wrong with it. (The motor inside was getting hot when played with and we could smell it, not okay for an 11 month old)

They got three calls while they were checking me out at customer service, asking if they were one of the stores closing. The clerk said they'd had people calling all day.

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Posted Jan 25, 2018 - 6:43 am

While a lot of stores are staying open, I wouldn't want to be holding on to a high-$ amount of TRU gift cards just in case...



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Posted Jan 26, 2018 - 11:17 am

The BabiesRUs here is closing, but the one remaining TRU is not...havent stopped in BRU in a while and with a new g'baby I probably would have...oh well there are plenty of other stores that cater to infants and toddlers so I should be ok...as far as the closing sales I don't think they will be that great initially and when they are there will probably only be odds and ends left...

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Posted Jan 26, 2018 - 6:58 pm

The closest store to me is closing, but I haven't been there in 5 years or more maybe.  I might head in there sometime in late March, but don't have a big desire to go.  I would mainly look at baseball cards, but they were usually way overpriced anyways, so 60% off wouldn't be much of a savings over other places, but who knows I could get lucky.


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Posted Feb 2, 2018 - 5:31 am

Thankfully ours is not closing.



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Posted Feb 22, 2018 - 5:08 am

More bad news for TRU:

https://www.usatoday..._medium=twitter

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Posted Feb 22, 2018 - 8:02 am

from that article any store that is not on a property they own will be closing sooner or later



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Posted Mar 9, 2018 - 11:04 am

Read an article last night that as of next week it's rumored that TRU is going into full liquidation.

 

Sad sad. I guess they got really hosed over on their last takeover they got stuck with $400M a year in just interest payments. Makes it hard to dig your way out when you have to pay $400M just towards interest.



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Posted Mar 12, 2018 - 4:32 pm

Went to a TRU today for one more visit before the inevitable occurs.

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Posted Mar 13, 2018 - 10:34 am

We went Sunday to spend the last of our TRU gift cards. I'm so sad about this. I hope they can still turn it around.


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Posted Mar 13, 2018 - 3:09 pm

To me the smart play would be if another Toy store wants to move into the US is buy all the TRU portions they want including real estate. Would have an established chain all over for a fraction of what it would cost to build that footprint.



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Posted Mar 15, 2018 - 3:54 am

https://www.usatoday...tion/427129002/

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Posted Mar 15, 2018 - 4:16 am

So Sad but I am not surprised to hear the news this morning. My youngest is upset as Toys R Us is favorite store as I am sure it is for a lot of kids and adults. Their sales during the holidays were really good but it was the sales during the rest the year that were a bust. Plus their every day prices were higher and with some products they were a lot higher then other stores.

 

Oh ever since they played the commercial jingle on the news report this morning its been stuck in my head LOL


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Posted Mar 15, 2018 - 4:23 am

What’s really sad is they were the last toy store near us. The local mom and pop one closed last year. And now this. Sad because some things you want to see in person before you buy.


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Posted Mar 15, 2018 - 5:57 am

Very sad day. We will have no dedicated toy stores left. Amazon is a great thing but it's killing traditional shopping and that's not always a good thing. We actually spent a good amount at TRU this past BF. Lot's of good deals for the kids in our families.



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Posted Mar 15, 2018 - 6:59 am

Yea, they always had some hard to find items and kept a surprise round of the must have toy of the season. Had to stand in line all night but at least I had a shot to get the toy. Now I am not sure what to do..... Will be missed but hoping that it will be rebranded and rebirthed into something

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Posted Mar 23, 2018 - 3:01 pm

Anybody going to the liquidation sales yet? We were supposed to go look today but we slept in instead Going on Monday/Tuesday. Going to wipe out their supply of my son's favorite snacks, only store locally that carried them. Other then that I'll wait til the discounts are a bit better... though the urge to buy a ton of diapers is very strong.

He doesn't really need much else right now. And no clue what size he'll be in by next year or I'd buy ahead on clothes. Will probably get a few toys at some point during the liquidation.

Anyway, what are you going to look for if you go? The whole thing makes me sad. Then the TRU founder dying when the liquidation was supposed to start. Made me feel so sad for him, he spent his life building his company and then it collapsed, and he had to watch it all happen.

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Posted Mar 26, 2018 - 5:38 am

I heard the discounts right now are rather lame, prices higher than normal type of thing.



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Posted Mar 26, 2018 - 6:38 am

I went over the weekend, just to check it out. The signs say up to 30% off but i didn't see anything marked that high.

 

20% off Easter items.

10% off MOST items (so here, you only save pretty much the sales tax.) 

5% off Legos

 

No discount over at Babies R Us, the few aisles I glanced at - which were diapers, baby food, etc.

 

Yet the line stretched to the back of the store. The deals weren't that great. 


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Posted Mar 26, 2018 - 8:39 am

Hmmm... 3yo grandson is visiting this week, and I had considered taking him tomorrow to pick something out. I am okay with not very good discounts.... But not with a long line! Maybe the novelty will wear off after a few weeks and it will be better the next time he visits.
My son went to one of the stores on the original 180 store list 3 weeks ago, and he said they were 50% off and no lines.

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Posted Mar 26, 2018 - 8:57 am

If you're going during the week and during daytime you are more likely to avoid lines.






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