Say it ain’t so. Toys R Us is closing 182 stores, about 20 percent of their total, including six in in Massachusetts (Dedham, Framingham, Northboro, Bellingham, Millbury and Holyoke). They’re closing one in Nashua, too). They’re scheduled to close in February. They are reorganizing their $5 billion dollars in debt and will combine some of their stores with their Babies R Us stores.
I grew up with Child World, Kaybee Toys and Toys R Us. Now we’re down to just Toys R Us and they’re fading. The online world is overtaking brick and mortar.
Hard to imagine that someday soon kids won’t know what it is like to go in an see and touch and play with toys before they actually want or get them. Although, I bet after they go away and a few years pass, Amazon will start opening toy stores back up. LOL