Remember when you didn’t want to grow up and be a Toys ‘R’ Us kid? Sadly, those days are ending for 182 areas. Toys ‘R’ Us asked the federal bankruptcy court in Richmond, Virginia for permission to close the stores, saying it has “faced a challenging commercial environment,” made worse by consumers preferring to shop online rather than visit brick and mortar stores. This amount equals to one fifth of its U.S. store fleet. The closures are scheduled to begin in early February and end in April. Despite filing for the closures, Toys ‘R’ Us says it plans to keep 1,600 stores and its online shop well-stocked.
This is sad to read as I have been going to Toys ‘R’ Us ever since I can remember. In fact, I work near one of the stores that is slated to close. I visit at least once a week to see if there is anything new that I would like to add to my many collections. I will admit when I visit the store, it’s usually empty. Christmas time was a madhouse, though, to the point there were some days I just drove past because I didn’t want to attempt to fight the crowds. Even though it is expected for Toys ‘R’ Us to be busy at Christmas time, I thought this was a sign of hope that Toys ‘R’ Us will slowly bounce back, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Here is a complete list of the stores that are closing:
Tuscaloosa, 2600 McFarland Blvd. East
Birmingham, 335 Summit Boulevard
Yuma, 801 W. 32nd Street
Paradise Valley, 12801 North Tatum Blvd.
Scottsdale, 9139 Indian Bend Rd.
Tucson, 4619 N. Oracle Rd.
Scottsdale, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd.
Mesa, US 60 and Signal Butte Rd.
Little Rock, 2616 S. Shackleford Rd.
Fort Smith, 5609-E Rogers Ave.
Indio, 42500 Jackson St.
Simi Valley, 1189 Simi Town Ctr Way
Santa Clarita, 26573 Carl Boyer Dr.
Covina, 960 Lakes Drive
Puente Hills, 1600 S. Azusa Ave.
Brea, 2575 E. Imperial Highway
Westminster, 530 Westminster Mall
Torrance, 20120 Hawthorne Blvd.
Riverside, 2550 Canyon Springs Pkwy S.
Yuba City, 700 “A” Onstott Rd.
Folsom, 2785 E. Bidwell St.
Pinole, 1330 Fitzgerald
Pittsburg, 4505 Century Blvd.
San Rafael, 600 Francisco Blvd.
Brentwood, 5461 Lone Tree Way
Fairfield, 1400 Gateway Blvd.
Emeryville, 3938 Horton
East San Jose, 2179 Monterey Hwy.
San Jose, Almade865 Blossom Hill Road
Fresno, 3520 W. Shaw Ave.
Union City, 31250 Court House Drive
Stockton, 10640 Trinity Pkwy.
Santa Ana, 3900 Bristol St.
Corona, 3665 Grand Oaks CA
Mission Bay, 1240 W. Morena Blvd.
Mira Mesa, 8181 Mira Mesa Blvd.
Vista, 1990 University Drive
Aurora, 1150 S. Ironton
North Haven, 376 North Universal Drive
Waterbury, 275 Union St.
Newington, 3491 Berlin Turnpike
Manchester, 169 Hale Road
Dover, 1061 N. Dupont Highway
Tallahassee, 1625 Apalachee Pkwy.
St. Petersburg, 1900 Tyrone Blvd.
Tampa, 3908 West Hillsborough Ave.
Orange Park, 6001 Argyle Forest Blvd.
Altamonte Spring, 708 West State Rd 436
Boca Raton, 21697 State Road # 7
Port St. Lucie, 10732 SW Village Pkwy.
Royal Palm Beach, 450 South SR 7
Kissimmee, 2601 W.Osceola Parkway
Coral Springs, 6001 West Sample Road
Kissimmee, 3214 N John Young Pkwy.
Albany, 2601 Dawson Rd.
Smyrna, 2955 Cobb Parkway
Alpharetta, 6380 No. Point Parkway
Dunwoody, 1155 Mt. Vernon Hwy.
Douglasville, 6875 Douglas Boulevard
Conyers, 8160 Mall Parkway
Newnan, 221 Newnan Crossing Bypass
Fayetteville, 132 Pavilion Parkway
Indianapolis, 3928 E 82nd St.
Greenwood, 8800 US 31 South
Highland Park, 1610 Deerfield Rd.
Schaumburg, 16 East Golf Road
Vernon Hills, 295 Center Drive
Matteson, 5001 Lincoln Highway
Bricktown, 6420 W. Fullerton
Burbank, 7750 South Cicero Ave.
Niles, 5660 Touhy Ave.
South Des Moines, 1211 E. Army Post Rd.
Des Moines, 8801 University Ave.
Wichita, 4646 W. Kellogg
Overland Park, 8500 W 135th St.
St. Mathews, 4900 Shelbyville Rd.
Simpsonville, 1155 Buck Creek Rd.
Lexington, 1965 Star Shoot Parkway
Slidell, 137 Northshore Blvd.
Bangor, 6 Bangor Mall Blvd.
Portland, 200 Running Hill Road
Clinton, 8401 Mike Shapiro Drive
Dedham, 302 Providence
Millbury, 70 Worcester Providence Tpk/Rt 146
Holyoke, 50 Holyoke Street
Bellingham, 217 Hartford Ave.
Northborough, 6110 Shops Way
Framingham, Shoppers World Plaza,1 Worcester Road
Muskegon, 5363 Harvey Street
Traverse City, 2620 Crossing Circle
Lansing, 5900 W. Saginaw Highway
Grand Rapids, 4923 28th Street South Eas
Ann Arbor, 3725 Carpenter Road
Ann Arbor, 3725 Washtenaw
Minnetonka, 14100 Wayzata Blvd.
Blaine, 170 89th Ave.
Woodbury, 8236 Tamarack Village
Richfield, 900 West 78th Street South
Meridian, 1003 Bonita Lakes Circle
Pearl, Bass Pro Dr.
Columbia, 1901 Bernadette
Cape Girardeau, 201 Silver Springs Rd.
Bridgeton, 5590 St. Louis Mills Blvd.
Chesterfield, 220 THF Blvd.
Omaha, 3505 S. 140th Plaza
Las Vegas, 2150 North Rainbow Blvd.
Spring Valley, 7020 Arroyo Crossing Parkway
Nashua, 29 Gusabel Avenue
Phillipsburg, 1280 Rt. 22 & St. James Ave.
Eatontown, 137 Route 35
Bridgewater, 100 Promenade Blvd.
Union, 2700 Route 22 East
North Brunswick, 909 US Hwy 1 South
Burlington, Rt. 541 & Cadillac Road
Cherry Hill, 2135 Route 38
Wayne, 7 Wayne Hills Mall
Paramus, 545 Route 17 South
East Hanover, 98 Route 10 West
Elizabeth-KidsWo, 900 Center Drive
Mt. Olive, 50 International Drive South
Albuquerque, 45 Hotel Circle
College Point, 139-19 20th Ave.
Union Square, 24-30 Union Square E.
Sayville, 5181 Sunrise Hwy NY
Massapequa, 5214 Sunrise Hwy.
Henrietta, 2335 Marketplace Drive
Amherst, 1569 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Kingston, 401 Frank Sottile Boulevard
Glens Falls, 708 Upper Glen St.
Latham, 221 Wade Road Extension
Yonkers, 2700 Central Park Ave.
Middle Village, 66 Metropolitan Ave.
Westbury, 1350 Corporate Drive.
Commack, 108 Veterans Memorial Highway
Williamsport, 461 Lycoming Mall Cir
Greece, 1530 Ridge Rd. West
Asheville, 801 Fairview Road
Durham, 7001 Fayetteville Road
Durham, 3300 Westgate Drive
Cincinnati, 6251 Glenway Ave.
Dayton, 2661 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.
Mentor, 7841 Mentor Ave.
Dublin, 3610 West Dublin-Granville Rd.
Oklahoma City, 1119 SE 66th St.
Norman, 560 Ed Noble Pkwy.
Horsham, 100 Welsh Road
Erie, 6680 Peach St.
Monroeville, 3700 William Penn Highway
Exton, 104 Bartlett Ave.
Ross Township, 2003 Cheryl Dr.
Washington, 301 Oakspring Road
Beaver Valley, Route 18/Valley View Dr.
Warwick, 300 Quaker Lane
Columbia, 254 Harbison Boulevard
Rapid City, 450 E. Disk Drive
Memphis, 7676 Polo Ground Blvd.
Nashville, 5731 Nolensville Rd.
West El Paso, 801 Mesa Hills Dr.
Katy, 9730 Katy Freeway
Allen, 170 E. Stacy Road
Irving, 7730 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Lewisville, 420 E. Round Grove Rd.
Dallas, Galleria 13710 Dallas Parkway
Hurst, 1309 W. Pipeline Rd.
Hulen, 5800 Overton Ridge Blvd.
Ogden, 4042 Riverdale Rd.
Midvale, 1122 Fort Union Boulevard
Potomac Mills, 14173 Crossing Place
Newport News, 12153 Jefferson Ave.
Silverdale, 3567 N.W. Randall Way
Everett, 1325A S.E. Everett Mall Parkway
Spokane, 6104 N. Division Street
Brookfield, 18550 W. Bluemound Rd.
Madison, 2161 Zeier Road