Toys “R” Us

Do you remember Toys "R" Us?

Created over 70 years ago, Toys “R” Us became the No. 1 store for toys, clothes, video games, and baby products for children across the United States. Fun fact: The chain originally started out as a children’s furniture store. However, when Amazon and other online retailers came to market, Toys “R” Us began to lose its steam. In September 2017, the chain filed for bankruptcy and began closing stores. In January 2019, the company reemerged as a new company, Tru Kids.

The Rise & Fall of Toys "R" Us

Toys "R" Us was Founded

Toy "R" Us was founded in 1948 when they opened their first store in April 1948, with its headquarters located in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, in the New York metropolitan area..

The End of Toys "R" Us Stores

The company filed for bankruptcy in 2017 and 2018, closing all 1600 of its US, British, and Australian locations, with the last US stores closing in 2021.

Click through the gallery above for some of the most popular forgotten retail spots that are now gone, but never forgotten. Did we miss one of your favorites? Share your memories in the comments.

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