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Title: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor99 on January 06, 2005, 12:04:52 PM
Toys r us


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Post by: Caldor99 on January 06, 2005, 12:05:36 PM
kids r us


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Post by: amesman on January 06, 2005, 06:18:44 PM
Here's a new Babies R Us, in Albany, New York


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Post by: amesman on January 06, 2005, 06:21:46 PM
Here's an older Babies R Us in Buffalo, New York


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Post by: amesman on January 06, 2005, 06:24:14 PM
And finally, the Babies R Us in Poughkeepsie, New York


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: tokensafari on January 06, 2005, 07:36:12 PM
That's a nice looking store!


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Post by: amesman on January 08, 2005, 01:43:26 PM
which one?


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Post by: tokensafari on January 09, 2005, 03:43:55 PM
The one above my post.


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Post by: amesman on January 12, 2005, 05:46:54 PM
oh, ok. Sorry, it's just I didn't know which one you were talking about. Sorry about that heh. :)


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Post by: shakethis1234 on January 19, 2005, 02:59:28 PM
CNN said that toysrus had a bad holiday season. I hope they stay open


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Post by: TRU7536 on March 16, 2005, 10:31:58 AM
I worked for Toys r us in newington CT for years. Our store did great in sales, number one in sales gain compared to last year in all of new Engalnd! Our store is one of the smallest in CT, but rankes number one in customer service in CT! U would think out store would do bad, since Caldor closed in 99, but not true, our sales have rocked since they closed! Our former Caldor of Newington is still closed though, and TRU even thought about closing but didnt, cause of good sales!


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Post by: thedisneystore967 on March 25, 2005, 06:51:31 PM
there are two of them by me,& they're both near malls. one is near Westfield Shoppingtown Wheaton, & the other one is near White Flint Mall.

btw, all the kids r us stores around here are closed:(the one near white flint became a cheapo halloween store before closing. the other one is vacant.


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Post by: HoJofan206 on March 26, 2005, 02:33:28 AM
The parent company has allready closed all of the Kids R Us stores.  Additionally, the chain has closed 300 plus under performing Toys R Us stores.  The simple fact is, you can get any item sold at Toys R Us locations cheaper at Wal-Mart and Target.  "TRU" has a disasterous 4th quarter which should be their busy season.  Look to see another couple hundred stores closed in 2005/2006 and expect the entire Toys R Us Toy store name to go away before 2008.  This is just my opinion....feel free to respond....


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Post by: truviking05 on May 08, 2005, 08:56:01 PM
Toys R Us is the chain responsible for my love of old stores :) Growing up I had a great old TRU store just a town over, I loved it nearly and dearly lol. It had a brown facade with the multicolored stripes across the front--never remodeled, closed in 1999 and relocated :( It was wicked awesome. So vintage. I'm estimating, based on my extensive knowledge of my town and TRU architecture, that it was built sometime between 1978 and 1983. I'll post a pic of a store identical to it soon!


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Post by: truviking05 on May 17, 2005, 01:28:54 PM
At this website linked here, there is pic of a very old TRU that is pretty much identical to the old store that was in my town until it relocated in 1999 (it is now a Harley-Davidson dealership and I'd like to go in there sometime to see what it's like now, lol).

http://www.877webteam.com/877CDTRAINING/MARKETING%20%205540/toysrus.jpg


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Post by: truviking05 on May 26, 2005, 08:16:05 PM
Old TRU like mine...

http://www.phoenixbuilders.com/toys1.jpg


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on June 18, 2005, 07:35:07 PM
hear the danbury location teh babies r us use to be a kids r us


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Post by: d_fife on June 20, 2005, 01:02:06 PM
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Originally posted by Caldor1999
hear the danbury location teh babies r us use to be a kids r us



THIS IS THE PICTURE I HAVE OF THE TOYS R US IN DANBURY CT (I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO THE STORE OR SEEN IT) WHEN WAS IT REMODELED!!!!!

(I HAVE BEEN WORRYING AND OBSESING ABOUT TOYS R US FOR A YEAR AND A HALF NOW BECAUSE They have been having problems and that was when I was notcing their problems :Announcement of KIDS r us closing, older merchandise left on the shelf at top dollar price, etc)
I save pictures of TOys r us on my computer, as well as pics of Kmart, Bradlees, CAldor and Ames since they are either defunct chains/ or expendible (TOys rus, Kmart). I get these picts from news articles and google image and verous website.


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Post by: d_fife on June 20, 2005, 01:09:09 PM
I have this picture of a TOys r us in that closed in 2001. IT was in East HAven Ct. I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO THAT STORE or SEEN IT. I HEARD IT WAS NEAR A BRADLEES (I HAVE A FRIEND AT MY COLLEGE WHO LIVES IN THE TOWN NEXT DOOR). IT was on frontage road nex to Bradlees, and the shopping strip is obsolete because a Kmart moved many years ago and it is now a junk shop, from what I was told. IT SEEMS THAT THE TOYS R USES THAT CLOSE ARE THE ONES THAT HAVE OLD SCHOOL LOOK are the ones that go. THE article said the parking lot was not full or something like that around X-mas, and that the ones in Milford Ct and hamden ct are the ones still around, and I heard Hamden opened in late 1996, and the store is blue and has glass windows.  WHAT IS THE ONE IN MILFORD LIKE? IT SEEMS THAT EVERY STORE AROUND NEW HAVEN IS OLDER LOOKING AND NEW HAVEN BARES THE BRUNT OF STORE CLOSINGS.


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Post by: d_fife on June 20, 2005, 01:19:29 PM
TOys r us in Waterbury CT: I DO RESEARCH ON THESE MALLS, though I have not been to WAterbury.

IT seems that TOys r us had an older store on Wolcott st, and moved it in the mid-late 90s near a newer mall. I heard Toys r us was across the NAugautauck valley mall that got demolished. WHAT HAPPENED TO NAGAUTAUCK VALLEY MALL AND WHY WAS IT DEMOLISHED AND WHY DID THEY PUT A NEW MALL ELSEWHERE. I GUESS WOLCOTT ST Became a obsolete shopping area.

THIS IS WHAT THE OLD TOYS R US LOOKED LIKE: IT WAS TO THE LEFT OF KMART (YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE THE VACANT STORE WITH THE BROWN ROOFTOP AND THE REST OF THE BUILDING WHITE AND IT WAS OBVIOUSLY THE OLD TOYS R US)


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Post by: d_fife on June 20, 2005, 01:56:59 PM
THIS IS WHAT THE NEW TOYS R US LOOKED LIKE (CLEARLY LOOK AND YOU CAN SEE THE BUILDING WITH BLUE AND GLASS WINDOWS, THAT IS NEW TOYS R US OBVOISLY)


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on June 20, 2005, 01:59:29 PM
The Toys r us in REvere closed this past January. IT was in the Northgate Plaza, the lease expired. I went to that TOYS r us 3.5 years ago. It has a long entrenceway, like a hall. The store was huge. I also went to one 5.5 miles away in Medford. IT was white like all the ones built in the early 1990s.


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Post by: truviking05 on June 20, 2005, 05:55:09 PM
d_fife, those pictures are awesome! Where did you find them? All the brown ones and that last white one were identical to my beloved old store!


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on June 20, 2005, 06:25:42 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
The Toys r us in REvere closed this past January. IT was in the Northgate Plaza, the lease expired. I went to that TOYS r us 3.5 years ago. It has a long entrenceway, like a hall. The store was huge. I also went to one 5.5 miles away in Medford. IT was white like all the ones built in the early 1990s.



cool pictures u should post the ones of Caldor and one more thing u gotta resize that puctures cause it tahes up the whole screan and it makes a mess i just wanna let u know:)


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on June 21, 2005, 01:57:03 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by Caldor1999
hear the danbury location teh babies r us use to be a kids r us



THIS IS THE PICTURE I HAVE OF THE TOYS R US IN DANBURY CT (I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO THE STORE OR SEEN IT) WHEN WAS IT REMODELED!!!!!

(I HAVE BEEN WORRYING AND OBSESING ABOUT TOYS R US FOR A YEAR AND A HALF NOW BECAUSE They have been having problems and that was when I was notcing their problems :Announcement of KIDS r us closing, older merchandise left on the shelf at top dollar price, etc)
I save pictures of TOys r us on my computer, as well as pics of Kmart, Bradlees, CAldor and Ames since they are either defunct chains/ or expendible (TOys rus, Kmart). I get these picts from news articles and google image and verous website.


they dident change the inside that much just the out side of the store got changed to what u see today the Kids R Us was panted blue before it closed in 2004


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Post by: Caldor1999 on June 21, 2005, 02:01:21 AM
hears soem more of the Dabury location


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Post by: Caldor1999 on June 21, 2005, 02:02:34 AM
hear teh store this plazza is now full over the years it had troble getting stores in till barns and noble and Davies bridle moved in


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Post by: Caldor1999 on June 21, 2005, 02:03:49 AM
the plzzas name


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Post by: Caldor1999 on June 21, 2005, 02:05:14 AM
hears teh former kids r us now a Babies r us


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Post by: Caldor1999 on June 21, 2005, 02:06:04 AM
Toys R Us again


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Post by: Caldor1999 on June 21, 2005, 02:07:33 AM
hears  the sign again this plazza is now full and it has been since the chrismas tree shops opened


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Jag67 on June 21, 2005, 06:42:34 AM
That's one old looking plaza. How old is that place??


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on June 21, 2005, 01:59:47 PM
that mall is proble as old as me my guess is that it was bult in 1988


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on June 21, 2005, 02:41:02 PM
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Originally posted by Caldor1999
that mall is proble as old as me my guess is that it was bult in 1988


WHEN DID THE TOYS R US GET REMODELED??? WHAT DOES THE ONE IN MILFORD CONNECTICUT CURRENTLY LOOK LIKE?????? WHen did they open the last of the old School TOys R us' (ones with a brown front on, with rainbow colors near the entrence, and the rest of the building being white) and when did they start opening Toys R us' with the white look?

I have a picture of the one in WEst Hartford (I FOUND IT FROM First washington realty page) it opened 1980 or 1981 and is 36,510 square feet and it is in curbon corners plaza across westfamrs mall.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on June 21, 2005, 02:46:15 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by Caldor1999
that mall is proble as old as me my guess is that it was bult in 1988


WHEN DID THE TOYS R US GET REMODELED??? WHAT DOES THE ONE IN MILFORD CONNECTICUT CURRENTLY LOOK LIKE?????? WHen did they open the last of the old School TOys R us' (ones with a brown front on, with rainbow colors near the entrence, and the rest of the building being white) and when did they start opening Toys R us' with the white look?

I have a picture of the one in WEst Hartford (I FOUND IT FROM First washington realty page)



that toys r us got rentvated in the late 90's in like 1999 1998


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on June 21, 2005, 02:59:05 PM
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Originally posted by Caldor1999
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by Caldor1999
that mall is proble as old as me my guess is that it was bult in 1988


WHEN DID THE TOYS R US GET REMODELED??? WHAT DOES THE ONE IN MILFORD CONNECTICUT CURRENTLY LOOK LIKE?????? WHen did they open the last of the old School TOys R us' (ones with a brown front on, with rainbow colors near the entrence, and the rest of the building being white) and when did they start opening Toys R us' with the white look?

I have a picture of the one in WEst Hartford (I FOUND IT FROM First washington realty page)



that toys r us got rentvated in the late 90's in like 1999 1998


Which Toys r us do you mean when you said "THAT TOYS R US"? Do you mean DAnbury?

I have a picture of the one in Norwalk ct. DID THAT ONE GET RENOVATED OR RELOCATED?


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Post by: truviking05 on June 21, 2005, 02:59:41 PM
I'm not sure exactly when the last brown store opened and when they started doing the stores in white, but here are the dates of some stores I know:

-online I found a pic of a brown with rainbow stripes TRU that had been built in 1983 or 1984.

-there is an unremodeled, completely old-style TRU (I have pics!!) built in 1989-1990 with a white facade a few towns over.


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Post by: d_fife on June 21, 2005, 03:09:23 PM
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Originally posted by truviking05
I'm not sure exactly when the last brown store opened and when they started doing the stores in white, but here are the dates of some stores I know:

-online I found a pic of a brown with rainbow stripes TRU that had been built in 1983 or 1984.

-there is an unremodeled, completely old-style TRU (I have pics!!) built in 1989-1990 with a white facade a few towns over.



post them (the pictures you say found) here please. I believe 1990 was the bridge of the old style Toys r us and the white facede. ANd then I believe 1996 was the bridge from the white to the blue with Glass windows look.

MY closest Toys r us is in Concord NH and it is white and was built in 1992 and opened around HAlloween in 1992. I remember they remodeled the TOys r us in MAnchester NH in the Summer of 1992 (I was 9 then) and it had the old style look and I Was told the one in MAnchester was built in 1981. The one in Nashua is big and opened in early 1991 and the one in sAlem NH is big and opened in early 1992. Both NAshua and SAlem NH have the white facades. The one in NEwington NH (near Portsmouth) was remodeled in 1997 and now has the blue and glass windows look and originally had the old school look and when I asked a woman there when it was built she said, she remembers taking her kids there in the 70s.

     In MAine there are two TOys r us'. There is one in South Portland that I belived opened in 1981 and I remember it being remodeled in 1997 and now has the blue glass windows! it had a Kids R us next door. I went to the one in Bangor in 1999 and it had the old school look, and judging the store number (7519),  it probably opened in 1989 or early 1990, or maybe 1988. When I was there I saw a vacant Kids R us next door that had a Ben FRanklin label on the door handle (meaning the kids R us may have closed long ago and Ben FRanklin replaced it)

I went to one in Williston vermont three years ago. Judding the store number (7537) it, may have opened in late 1996. I have a picture of the one in WIlliston.


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Post by: ExcelMaster on June 28, 2005, 12:52:15 PM
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I worked for Toys r us in newington CT for years. Our store did great in sales, number one in sales gain compared to last year in all of new Engalnd! Our store is one of the smallest in CT, but rankes number one in customer service in CT! U would think out store would do bad, since Caldor closed in 99, but not true, our sales have rocked since they closed! Our former Caldor of Newington is still closed though, and TRU even thought about closing but didnt, cause of good sales!


Glad to see that store is doing well!  I was part of the opening team back in 95.


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Post by: Jag67 on June 30, 2005, 08:33:39 PM
That's a very old store. Opened in the 70's, or at least before 1981.


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Post by: truviking05 on June 30, 2005, 11:53:51 PM
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Originally posted by 76BraldorZayKamesfanBBTB
This is an interesting Toys R us


Wow. Awesome pics! Do you know where this store is? It is eerily identical to my beloved old TRU. Heck, maybe it's even it!


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Post by: d_fife on July 01, 2005, 12:57:34 PM
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Originally posted by 76BraldorZayKamesfanBBTB
Toys R Us being renovated


WHERE IS THIS TOYS R US (post posted on 1/7/2005 at 12:46 AM ) AND THE ONEs in post : posted on 1/7/2005 at 03:19 AM)

WHEN DID ANAHEIM CLOSE??? IT LOOKS OLD!

I heard Toys r us closed 27 stores in 2002, ones that were makign enough money, but not enough to be reformated into the mission impossible format.

WHICH TOYS R US' closed? (I Know that the one in Alexandria Lousina closed in that round and it opened in 1991 and it was big, I never saw this toys r us, but found it somewhere, I HEAD THAT THE OFFICEMAX NOT TOO FAR FROM IT CLOSED AND THE KB IN THE MALL NEAR THAT TOYS R US CLOSED AND THE MALL HAS SOME VACANCIES, meaning Alexandria is a dying retail area).

Which 27 Toys R us' closed in that round? IT said some where relocated which ones?


In late this year or next year, some stores will close. I bet around 100 to 130 stores will close. This is speculation, I bet they will close ones in areas where you can get to another Toys r us within 15 minutes, BUT I told my dad this speculation and he said not everybody will go to the next one. LIke, My nearest Toys r us is in Concord NH And I bet it will close because it is not as busy as most Toys r us', it is not well stocked, it is small and Manchester is not too far and a beter store. They closed the one in REvere earlier this year and you can go to Medford and Peabody, both within 15 minutes. They closed East HAven Conn 4 years ago and you can go to Hamden and Milford, both within 15 minutes. Toys r us' locations tend to be near malls and just off the highway.

I went to one in Woburn MAss 5 years ago and it had the old style look, YET IT IS HUGE and IN A VERY BAD LOCATION! IT is in a plaza by itself with a small star market, Osco Drug (BROOKS), papa gino's, hallmark store, rinky dink stores and is 2.5 miles away from any other plaza (the nearest other plaza has michaels, service M, ETthan allen, IPArty) and half a mile from the nearest McDonald's, and is 4.5 miles from the Burlington Mall and on a DIFFERENT strip than the BURLINGTON MALL, and is about 3 miles from the HIGHWAY. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF WOBURN? ANd I went to one 6.5 miles away in Cambridge in Fresh Pond Plaza, the plaza was on a rotary, in a plaza with a cinema, Kitchen Etc (closed), TJ MAxx, WHOLE FOODS MARKEt, payless shoes, Mcd's, Staples and the Toys r us was originally an Ames that was a Zayre (it looked like it) and a 99 restuarant, BK, Cvs and NEwbury Comics were across the street and someone told me their brother said there are hardly an cars in the Toys r us in cambridge parking Lot. 5 miles away (not using interstate) was the Toys r us in Medford, in a plaza with Ames, Stop and Shop, AC MOORE that moved and now model's, TJ MAxx and not too far from the Meadow Glen mall and located 5.5 miles away from the closed Toys r us In Revere. Which Toys r us of the 3 will close? Why don't they close both Cambridge and WOburn and open one in Burlington not too far from the Burlington MAll in a brighter and big location, but there may be no room. Cambridge is n't in a best location and it I belive opened in 1992, woburn is in a poor location and was apparently one of the first stores, with that old school look.

I went to one in Dedham 2 years ago, it is north of the closed Dedham mall, and it is moderate size, and it is purple and has yellow door, and I was told it got remodeled in FAll 2002, meaning it was probably brown before. IT is located between Mcdonald's and Dedham MAll. Do you think that will go? There is no Wal-mart or Target or Kmart there, but I saw a vacant Bradlees and Ames. I went to one Kingston MAss 2 years ago and it was small and located near car dealers and near the Independence mall.

I heard there is one In Swansea mass ( I AM GOING THERE VERY SOON) and the bookstore manager of my college worked at the one in N ATtleboro ( I AM GOING THERE SOON) and he said he thinks Swansea will close because it is an older store, not very busy, and you can go to the ones in Dartmouth (I HAVE BEEN THERE AND IT WAS SMALL), WArwick (I AM GOING THERE SOON and I heard that got remodeled) and NORTH ATTLEBORO.

I HEARD THE ONE IN PLATTSBURGH NY closed a few years ago. It was like 17,000 square feet. That was how big the Borders that replaced it was, from what an article said. 17,000 square foot Toys r us, it must have been a pretty bad Toys r us and I heard it only lasted 5 years. there is one across the River in Williston Vt (That is somewhat small) and one 110 miles south in Glens Falls NY (I went there last year and it had the Concept 2000 look, with blue with glass windows with yellow around and was small and looked like it may have been one of the last stores Toys r us opened)

I have never been to the one in Newington Ct. DO YOU THINK THAT WILL CLOSE?

How small is WEstport? What is sad about Toys r us is that in 1992 Child World closed, I only went to ones in Nashua and Salem NH (NOW X-mas tree shops), and saw ones in Portland me and DAnvers mass (it is now Compusa and in Liberty Tree Mall parking lot), and saw the remains of one in Saugus (now Decathalon sports which is sure to be gone! and in the Ames' Saugus Plaza) and Dartmouth Mass (now Ann and HOpe Outlet and across the dadrtmouth Mall)


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on July 01, 2005, 12:59:14 PM
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Originally posted by 76BraldorZayKamesfanBBTB
a closed Toys R Us in Anaheim


WHERE WAS The one in Anheim located?

AND WHERE WAS THE FIRST TOYS R US ever? When did it open as Toys r us? and when did the first store open and where?


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Post by: Caldor1999 on July 01, 2005, 02:09:28 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by 76BraldorZayKamesfanBBTB
a closed Toys R Us in Anaheim


WHERE WAS The one in Anheim located?

AND WHERE WAS THE FIRST TOYS R US ever? When did it open as Toys r us? and when did the first store open and where?



Toys R Us was Founded in 1948 but i donmt know were


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Post by: Caldor1999 on July 01, 2005, 04:21:56 PM
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Originally posted by 76BraldorZayKamesfanBBTB
old styled Toys R Us perhaps?


that logo looks panted were are u getting these great pictures from?


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on July 01, 2005, 04:44:33 PM
hears a Toys R Us in CT i dont know the town or City its in i passed it on 95 i also saw alot of Home Depots and 2 Wal Marts like 5 mis away from Eachouthyer also one of thoughs Wal Marts was located right down the street from a Bradlees:mad:


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on July 01, 2005, 04:45:35 PM
and hears anouther one on I 95


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Post by: d_fife on July 01, 2005, 05:50:14 PM
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Originally posted by Caldor1999
and hears anouther one on I 95


WHERE IS THIS TOYS R US LOCATED?

I GUESSED WHERE THE OTHER ONE IS (THE PICTURE ABOVE): NORWALK. I Looked up where there could be 2 wal-marts in 5 mins and a Home Depot nearby, and Norwalk fitted the bill.

THere is only one state without TOYS R US: WYoming. According to my road atlas, the state has nearly 500,000 people, the largest city cheyenne has 53,000 people and the state is 97,100 square miles and is 180 miles away from the 2nd largest city, Casper.
WHY IS THERE NO TOYS R US IN WYOMING?

OH and KB TOYS PULLED OUT OF WYOMING, as well as many other states like North and South Dakodas and IDaho. BUT I GUESS THERE IS NO NATIONAL TOY STORE IN WYOMING.


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Post by: storehistoryguy on July 01, 2005, 07:43:51 PM
This Is Toys "R" Us in Dixie Square Mall 1979 in the movie The Blues Brothers.


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Post by: storehistoryguy on July 01, 2005, 07:44:19 PM
And this is it today.


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Post by: d_fife on July 01, 2005, 11:21:28 PM
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Originally posted by 76BraldorZayKamesfanBBTB
Kids R Us Toys R Us!


this one is in cambridge mass. I mentioned in one of my posts.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: truviking05 on July 01, 2005, 11:49:30 PM
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Originally posted by Caldor1999
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by 76BraldorZayKamesfanBBTB
a closed Toys R Us in Anaheim


WHERE WAS The one in Anheim located?

AND WHERE WAS THE FIRST TOYS R US ever? When did it open as Toys r us? and when did the first store open and where?



Toys R Us was Founded in 1948 but i donmt know were


Somewhere in New Jersey, I believe...Paramus? And I think thesestores were known as something else (on the tip of mytongue grrr!) until about 1978, when the company was sold to Interstate Stores..or something to that effect ;)


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Post by: d_fife on July 02, 2005, 10:27:57 AM
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Originally posted by truviking05
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Originally posted by Caldor1999
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by 76BraldorZayKamesfanBBTB
a closed Toys R Us in Anaheim


WHERE WAS The one in Anheim located?

AND WHERE WAS THE FIRST TOYS R US ever? When did it open as Toys r us? and when did the first store open and where?



Toys R Us was Founded in 1948 but i donmt know were


Somewhere in New Jersey, I believe...Paramus? And I think thesestores were known as something else (on the tip of mytongue grrr!) until about 1978, when the company was sold to Interstate Stores..or something to that effect ;)


DID those stores get renamed TOys r us??

When did the first store open as Toys R us? How many stores were open before 1978/


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Post by: storehistoryguy on July 02, 2005, 10:35:30 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by truviking05
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Originally posted by Caldor1999
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by 76BraldorZayKamesfanBBTB
a closed Toys R Us in Anaheim


WHERE WAS The one in Anheim located?

AND WHERE WAS THE FIRST TOYS R US ever? When did it open as Toys r us? and when did the first store open and where?


It was somebody's name toys. Like Jimmy's Toys, but that wasn't the name. I can't remember it.


Toys R Us was Founded in 1948 but i donmt know were


Somewhere in New Jersey, I believe...Paramus? And I think thesestores were known as something else (on the tip of mytongue grrr!) until about 1978, when the company was sold to Interstate Stores..or something to that effect ;)


DID those stores get renamed TOys r us??

When did the first store open as Toys R us? How many stores were open before 1978/


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Post by: d_fife on July 06, 2005, 03:43:32 PM
I noticed that Toys r us had bee opening smaller stores later, for instance

In the 70s and 80s, a lot of their stoers were 40000-48000 square feet.

And ones that were opening in the 1990s, were like 30,000 square feet WHY?????


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Post by: Caldor1999 on July 06, 2005, 03:55:02 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
I noticed that Toys r us had bee opening smaller stores later, for instance

In the 70s and 80s, a lot of their stoers were 40000-48000 square feet.

And ones that were opening in the 1990s, were like 30,000 square feet WHY?????


not true this Toys R Us/Kids World Opened in the mid 90's it on the Jersey Turn Pike near Newark NJ


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Post by: Caldor1999 on July 06, 2005, 03:55:57 PM
the size of this stire is prittyy big  hears the Logo


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Post by: storehistoryguy on July 06, 2005, 04:12:14 PM
Whats with this sign?


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Post by: truviking05 on July 07, 2005, 06:49:31 PM
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Originally posted by storehistoryguy
Whats with this sign?


What do you mean?

And: A Kids' World store, if I remember correctly, is built to be bigger than usual. I always felt like I felt so little and lost in my old TRU, and in the new one I have always felt big. I used to attribute that to being a preschooler when the old one was open. But now I realize it's most likely because the new store is obviously smaller than the old one :(


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Post by: storehistoryguy on July 08, 2005, 08:23:30 AM
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Originally posted by truviking05
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Originally posted by storehistoryguy
Whats with this sign?


What do you mean?

And: A Kids' World store, if I remember correctly, is built to be bigger than usual. I always felt like I felt so little and lost in my old TRU, and in the new one I have always felt big. I used to attribute that to being a preschooler when the old one was open. But now I realize it's most likely because the new store is obviously smaller than the old one :(






It sats Toys "R" Us and then Kids "R" Us underneath it.


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Post by: TRU7536 on July 09, 2005, 03:43:49 PM
hi caldor99, those two TRU's you took pics of, off I-95 . the first one is TRU of Norwalk and the second is of Milford. Milford has the funny looking star, that is when they first came out with it. The milford store is mad old and a little ghetto. I saw their breakroom, way old school TRU, looks really nice.


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Post by: store215 on July 10, 2005, 01:55:26 PM
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Originally posted by storehistoryguy
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Originally posted by truviking05
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Originally posted by storehistoryguy
Whats with this sign?




It sats Toys "R" Us and then Kids "R" Us underneath it.


It means it was a combo store of both Toys R us and Kids R Us,:rolleyes:


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Post by: truviking05 on July 10, 2005, 05:29:15 PM
Hey Braldor...could you post the name of the site where you found that Toys R Us in East Haven, if you have it availible? I would really appreciate that ;)


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Post by: d_fife on July 12, 2005, 10:45:32 AM
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Originally posted by TRU7536
hi caldor99, those two TRU's you took pics of, off I-95 . the first one is TRU of Norwalk and the second is of Milford. Milford has the funny looking star, that is when they first came out with it. The milford store is mad old and a little ghetto. I saw their breakroom, way old school TRU, looks really nice.


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Originally posted by TRU7536
hi caldor99, those two TRU's you took pics of, off I-95 . the first one is TRU of Norwalk and the second is of Milford. Milford has the funny looking star, that is when they first came out with it. The milford store is mad old and a little ghetto. I saw their breakroom, way old school TRU, looks really nice.


IS the milford on this TOys r us

: posted on 1/7/2005 at 10:45 PM    
 
and hears anouther one on I 95
Caldor1999 has attached this image:

IT does not look old to me (or at least it doesn?t, since the picture only shows the side) WHAT DID THE FRONT LOOK LIKE? I thought the funny looking star was new? Was the store old school looking? it was hard to tell.

Two Days ago I went to the TOYs r us in Swansea MAss. The store was big. Where it  says Toys R us was blue, instead of the old school brown, and under where it said Toys R
us was white, instead of the old school rainbow colors at the bottom, and it says Children's bargainland in whitelettering, intead of the old school orange. And where there is the exit of the store, it was yellow (It looked like it was repainted). IT looks like they had not changed the store by much. The store was right near the Swansea Mall. IT is store 7512.

This is the Toys r us in Milford CT Right??? It just does not look old. BY the way, I guess I will never see a TOys r us with brown again. A lot of them have been remodeled!!!! and they were thriving more when Child WOrld closed in 1992 and started to go down like in 1996 (When they introduced the stores with the blue and glass windows format). I saw the picture of the Toys r us in EAst HAven, I posted it remember? I guess the old looking Toys r us' are around NEW HAVEN (WHICH IS A NASTY AREA FROM WHAT I HEAR, BUT BRIDGEPORT IS WORSE!) and I saw a pictuer of the one in HAmden once and it is blue and has glass windows and the old articles of the new haven paper (you can find them on newslibrary) said it opened in late 1996.


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Post by: d_fife on July 12, 2005, 05:35:09 PM
this is Toys r us in hamden, teh building way at the left end is Toys r us.


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Post by: TRU7536 on July 16, 2005, 05:43:42 PM
WALMART TO BUY OUT TOYS R US.  Walmart is going to buy out the whole Toys R Us company, just found out from my people! The announcement will be made sometime next week. Walmart will close all Toys  R Us and Babaies R Us stores. They wanted to "lessin" their competetion!


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Post by: Jag67 on July 16, 2005, 07:33:10 PM
Knew that was comin:(


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Post by: Zayre88 on July 18, 2005, 10:06:09 AM
The former Kids 'r" us (in the same building as Toys r us) in South Portland is now an Office Depot, the first in Maine.


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Post by: d_fife on July 18, 2005, 12:45:10 PM
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Originally posted by Zayre88
The former Kids 'r" us (in the same building as Toys r us) in South Portland is now an Office Depot, the first in Maine.


IT is also that way in NAshua NH, and other places, but the Kids r us in Manchester is still VACAnt, maybe becaues there is a STaples in the plaza.


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Post by: d_fife on July 23, 2005, 10:22:18 PM
Today I went to a Toys r us in Warwick Ri today and it was huge and busy. IT was blue, had glass windows and the rest of the building was white. The store was 7501, this store must have been renovated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Which other store do you know looks like this?


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Post by: Caldor1999 on July 23, 2005, 11:06:15 PM
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Originally posted by TRU7536
WALMART TO BUY OUT TOYS R US.  Walmart is going to buy out the whole Toys R Us company, just found out from my people! The announcement will be made sometime next week. Walmart will close all Toys  R Us and Babaies R Us stores. They wanted to "lessin" their competetion!



hmmm im not sure if i would beileve that were did u hear this info:rolleyes:


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Post by: d_fife on August 12, 2005, 09:42:01 AM
I went to the one in Albany New york across from the COlonie CEnter mall. It was big and had the white design.

I saw a clerk with a name tag say working there since 1978, and I inquired that and she said the store opened in 78, and it got a facelift 10 years ago.


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Post by: storehistoryguy on August 12, 2005, 02:32:39 PM
A foreign Toys "R" Us.


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Post by: d_fife on October 01, 2005, 04:26:32 PM
This url

http://www.aacre.com/images/Summit%20Niagara%20Center/images/Summit%20Niagara%20Center%20photos.pdf

shows the images of the Toys r us in Niagara FAlls NY.



HEre is an immage of the one in REading, PA.


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Post by: d_fife on October 01, 2005, 04:27:09 PM
this Toys r us is in downers grove Illionios.


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Post by: d_fife on October 01, 2005, 04:27:34 PM
this toys r us is in Lima OH.


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Post by: d_fife on October 01, 2005, 04:30:10 PM
guess Which Toys r us this is?

I have never been to it.


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Post by: d_fife on October 01, 2005, 05:05:13 PM
this is a Toys r us in Little Rock AR.


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Post by: d_fife on October 01, 2005, 05:15:27 PM
THIS IS THE TOYS R US IN CLAY NEW YORk, IT IS AN OLD SCHOOL TOYS R US AND I DISCOVERED IT OPENEd in 1988 or something like that and is 45,000 square feet. CLAY NEW YORK IS NEAR SYRACUSE


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Post by: d_fife on October 01, 2005, 08:30:58 PM
this is the toys r us in Johnson City new york. johnson city is near binghamton.


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Post by: d_fife on October 01, 2005, 08:39:23 PM
this is the toys r us in amherst ny, it is the buildign with a brown back. you can picture what the building will look like. IT opened I beleive 1987 and is 47,000 square feet.


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Post by: d_fife on October 01, 2005, 08:40:35 PM
this toys r us is in cherry hill new jersey.


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Post by: d_fife on October 01, 2005, 08:43:09 PM
this is the toys r us in union new jersey. it is the building on the way left on the north side of the plaza.


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Post by: d_fife on October 01, 2005, 08:46:02 PM
this is the toys r us in west melbourne florida


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Post by: d_fife on October 01, 2005, 08:47:23 PM
this is the Toys r us in warwick RI. it is 41,000 square feet and opened in the 70s and got remodeled in 1997.


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Post by: d_fife on October 01, 2005, 08:49:34 PM
this toys r us is in north attleboro. it is 45,000 square feet and opened 1991.


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Post by: d_fife on October 01, 2005, 08:54:41 PM
this toys r us is in clarksville tennesse.


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Post by: d_fife on October 01, 2005, 08:59:37 PM
this toys r us is in santa fe new mexico


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Post by: d_fife on October 01, 2005, 09:05:16 PM
tihs toys r us is in charlotte north carolina


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Post by: d_fife on October 05, 2005, 04:59:38 PM
This Toys r us was in Plattsburg new york in this mall (Champlain Centre Mall) and opened in 1997 and closed in early 2002. The Toys r us was where Borders is and was 17,000 square feet. IT closed to make way for Borders. KB toys was across this Toys r us.


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Post by: d_fife on October 05, 2005, 05:05:02 PM
this is a random Toys r us


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:00:03 PM
This Toys r us is in Crystal lake illionois and is 30,000 squrae feet anmd opened 1987/.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:01:26 PM
tihs toys r us is in dale city virginia


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:03:56 PM
This toys r us is in douglastown new york and opened in 1985 and was remodeled in the 1990s and I hear it is large.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:04:55 PM
this toys r us is in greenburgh pennsylvania


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:08:17 PM
this toys r us is in Niles Illinois.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:09:26 PM
this toys r us is in Ococee Florida.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:11:09 PM
This toys r us is in Orlando florida on Herndon avenue.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:12:08 PM
This is the former Toys r us in Mount Rocky North Carolonia and it closed earlier this year with REvere mass because of lease expirations.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:14:16 PM
this toys r us is in pocohontaga Plaza in Phillipsburg New JErsey. IT is probably in the 30000s of square feet.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:15:11 PM
This toys r us is in Raritan New jersey. IT is 45,800 square feet and probably the first store in the Concept 2000 format that started summer 1996.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:16:14 PM
This toys r us is in Shidell lousinia.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:17:18 PM
this toys r us is in sunnyville california


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:18:14 PM
this toys r us is in Tacoma washington


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:18:53 PM
this toys r us is in Tampa Florida on East Flower Drive


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:20:07 PM
This toys r us is in Traverse City Nebraska (it is right staples and 27,000 square feet.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:20:57 PM
this toys r us is in Witchata Kansas on KEllogg road


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:22:16 PM
this toys r us is in north bergin new jersey.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:28:08 PM
this toys r us is in albany oregon.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:28:43 PM
tihs toys r us is in baltimore on pulaski highway.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:31:55 PM
a toys r us.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:36:59 PM
another random toys r us.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:38:32 PM
this kids r us is in lawrenceville new jersey.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:40:55 PM
this is probably the toys r us vacant in east haven connecticut.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:44:31 PM
this is the former toys r us in portland oregon in the Lloyd Center and closed earlier this year. There is another portland oregon.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:50:31 PM
this toys r us is in colorado springs colorado


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:53:00 PM
this toys r us is in forest park.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:53:28 PM
this toys r us is in lawrenceville new jersey.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:57:20 PM
this toys r us is in chicago on west chermick drive.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 05:58:42 PM
this toys r us is in burlington new jersey and is in the 30000s of square feet and opened 1996 or early 1997.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 06:02:32 PM
this kids r us is in evansville indiana


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 06:25:24 PM
this is an image of the old Toys r us look in dedham massachusetts and it was remodeled 3 years ago and i will soon post a picture of a toys r us that looks like dedham.


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Post by: d_fife on October 07, 2005, 06:35:31 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
this is an image of the old Toys r us look in dedham massachusetts and it was remodeled 3 years ago and i will soon post a picture of a toys r us that looks like dedham.


this toys r us is what the one in Dedham looks like after it got remodeled but on the side of the building 1/8 of it is brown. It must have opened in late 1970s, like 79 or maybe 1980.


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Post by: d_fife on October 09, 2005, 06:29:10 PM
this toys r us is in bellingham massachusetts, is 33,000 square feet and opened fall 1996.


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Post by: d_fife on October 09, 2005, 06:33:09 PM
this toys r us is in framingham massachusets in shoppers world and 45,000 square feet and replaced the older one in the same complex. the older one had the old style look and opened in 1978.


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Post by: d_fife on October 09, 2005, 06:34:37 PM
this toys r us is in swansea massachusetts and is 43,000 square feet and probably opened 1981.


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Post by: d_fife on October 09, 2005, 07:18:07 PM
this toys r us is in scranton pennsylvania.


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Post by: d_fife on October 09, 2005, 07:18:46 PM
this toys r us is in eatontown new jersey and replaced an older one down the road (The older one was white and had brown lines in the top) in 2002.


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Post by: d_fife on October 09, 2005, 07:21:11 PM
this babies r us is in monroeville pa.


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Post by: d_fife on October 09, 2005, 07:21:44 PM
this babies r us is in eatontown nj


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Post by: d_fife on October 09, 2005, 07:22:46 PM
this babies r us is in whitehall pa


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Post by: d_fife on October 09, 2005, 07:23:28 PM
this kids rus is in livingston nj


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Post by: d_fife on October 09, 2005, 07:24:15 PM
this kids r us is in montgomeryville pa.


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Post by: d_fife on October 09, 2005, 07:25:56 PM
this toys r us is in livingstown new jersey.


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Post by: d_fife on October 09, 2005, 07:28:21 PM
this toys r us is in parsippany new jersey and is in the 30,000s of square feet.


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Post by: d_fife on October 09, 2005, 07:29:44 PM
this toys r us is in rockaway new jersey.


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Post by: d_fife on October 09, 2005, 07:30:41 PM
this toys r us is in whitehall pennsylvania. and opeend fall 1985 and 45,000 square feet. I saw it from the highway years ago and it had the old school look (Brown, with rainbows near the entrance)


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Post by: d_fife on October 09, 2005, 08:09:00 PM
this toys r us is in south portland maine. It opened 1981.

I remember when it got remeodleed in 1997 and it had the old school look.

The one in Newington NH (Next to Portsmouth and near the malls) looks just like this, is just like this one and opened in the late 1970s and got remodeled when portland did.


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Post by: d_fife on October 09, 2005, 08:09:32 PM
this toys r us is in springfield oh.


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Post by: d_fife on October 09, 2005, 08:11:10 PM
this toys r us is in naunet new york and is 38,050 square feet and i had the picture of its look before it was remodeled. i do not know where it is.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on October 09, 2005, 08:13:00 PM
this toys r us is in staten island on platnum ave.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on October 09, 2005, 08:18:07 PM
this babies r us is in staten isladn ny


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Zayre88 on October 24, 2005, 08:02:02 PM
One of the two Toys 'r' us stores in Quebec City, Canada...


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Zayre88 on October 24, 2005, 08:03:08 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Zayre88
One of the two Toys 'r' us stores in Quebec City, Canada...


That same store again...


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on October 24, 2005, 08:04:20 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this toys r us is in naunet new york and is 38,050 square feet and i had the picture of its look before it was remodeled. i do not know where it is.
ive been to that one before its near  the spring vally market place witch use to have service merchandise and caldor in it


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: TRU7536 on November 08, 2005, 07:56:44 PM
TOYS R US is set to close 8 stores in the northeast! i cant belive my toys r us is going to be one of them! The Newington store, store 7536 is set to close after xmas, the first job i ever had! Everyone at that store is worried because out of the 8 stores, 5 have been named, and they were the only store in CT to not get any new signage! So pretty much, everyone thinks the store will close after xmas 2005! How can we fight to keep it open, it would be a BIG, huge MISTAKE FOR TOYS R US TO CLOSE THIS STORE DOWN!


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 09, 2005, 07:08:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by TRU7536
TOYS R US is set to close 8 stores in the northeast! i cant belive my toys r us is going to be one of them! The Newington store, store 7536 is set to close after xmas, the first job i ever had! Everyone at that store is worried because out of the 8 stores, 5 have been named, and they were the only store in CT to not get any new signage! So pretty much, everyone thinks the store will close after xmas 2005! How can we fight to keep it open, it would be a BIG, huge MISTAKE FOR TOYS R US TO CLOSE THIS STORE DOWN!


WHAT OTHER STORES IN THE NORTH EAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW DO YOU KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT DO YOU MEAN TO GET SIGNAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Zayre88 on November 15, 2005, 06:01:30 PM
Toys "r" us in Bangor, Maine.

The store front has been painted white.  I think that the space where Bed,Bath & Beyond is, used to be Kids 'r' us but i'm not sure...


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 15, 2005, 06:41:38 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Zayre88
Toys "r" us in Bangor, Maine.

The store front has been painted white.  I think that the space where Bed,Bath & Beyond is, used to be Kids 'r' us but i'm not sure...


That store next to Bed and bath and beyond was a Ben Franklin that closed in 1998 and before that it was a KIDS R US THAT CLOSEd in 1992 or 1994.

I WENT TO THAT TOYS R US IN 1999 and the TOYS R US WAS BROWN when I went there.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: TRU7536 on November 19, 2005, 01:15:10 PM
WHAT OTHER STORES IN THE NORTH EAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW DO YOU KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT DO YOU MEAN TO GET SIGNAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  
     
 
I dont know what store, they didnt tell me, but they have the list of the five that are closing. the signs, are refeffing to the section of the store they are in. As you know TRU goes by worlds, theirs the boys, girls, baby world.  They didnt any new signage for these worlds, etc.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 06:21:57 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this toys r us is in naunet new york and is 38,050 square feet and i had the picture of its look before it was remodeled. i do not know where it is.


this is the older look of the Toys r us in naunet new york.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 06:22:34 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this toys r us is in naunet new york and is 38,050 square feet and i had the picture of its look before it was remodeled. i do not know where it is.


this is the older look of the Toys r us in naunet new york.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


anoither look of toys r us in naunet new york.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 06:23:34 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this toys r us is in naunet new york and is 38,050 square feet and i had the picture of its look before it was remodeled. i do not know where it is.


this is the older look of the Toys r us in naunet new york.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


anoither look of toys r us in naunet new york.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


another look at hte toys r us in naunet new york.  it must have been remodeled a few years ago.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 06:24:44 PM
this is the Toys r us in wayne new jersey. It used to be a child world


ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 06:26:53 PM
This toys r us is in watchung new jersey and is in the 39,900 square feet.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 06:27:39 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
This toys r us is in watchung new jersey and is in the 40000s of  thousands of square feet.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


this is the Kids r us in Watchung new york

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 06:28:32 PM
another picture of the watchung plaza in watchung new jersey.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 06:30:26 PM
thjis is the toys r us in jersey city new jersey . It is old school and not very big.


ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 06:31:22 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
thjis is the toys r us in jersey city new jersey . It is old school and not very big.


ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


this is the kids r us in jersey city new jersey. This Kids r us and the Toys r us in the post above, in jersey city, is in the Hudson Mall.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 06:32:20 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
thjis is the toys r us in jersey city new jersey . It is old school and not very big.


ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


this is the kids r us in jersey city new jersey. This Kids r us and the Toys r us in the post above, in jersey city, is in the Hudson Mall.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


this is the sign of the toys r us in jersey city new jersey in the hudson mall. THE SIGN IS OLD SCHOOL!!!!!!

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 06:33:40 PM
this is a picture of the toys r us in levittown new york in the Nasseu Mall.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 06:34:28 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this is a picture of the toys r us in levittown new york in the Nasseu Mall.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com




this is both Toys r us and Kids r us in levittown new york in the Nasseau mall

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 08:24:45 PM
this toys r us is in baychester new york in the Bay Plaza. in the same plaza as k-mart, off rt. 6 beltway.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 08:25:28 PM
this toys r us in is in Bunhurst new york.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 08:26:14 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
this toys r us in is in Bunhurst new york.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


this is antoher picture of the toys r us in benhurst new york

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 08:26:36 PM
another picture of toys r us in benhurst new york.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 08:27:12 PM
this toys r us is in middle village new york.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 08:28:28 PM
this toys r us is in woodbridge new jersey at 49,265 square feet.

dsolino@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
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Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 08:29:20 PM
this toys r us is in valley stream new york.

clanyard@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
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Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 27, 2005, 08:29:48 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
this toys r us is in valley stream new york.

clanyard@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


another picture of the Toys r us in VAlley stream new york

clanyard@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 28, 2005, 10:27:44 AM
This is the Toys r us in the Poughkeepsie Plaza. IT was added to the Plaza in 1988. It was probably remodeled a few years ago.


from:

http://dannyray518ny.tripod.com/noreaster05/index.album?i=75


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on November 28, 2005, 02:22:39 PM
This is the Toys r us in Parsippany NEw jersey.
IT is 27,000 square feet and probably opened in late 96 or 97.

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Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on November 28, 2005, 02:49:00 PM
hearsa Kids R Us in soem were in jersey


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on November 30, 2005, 05:32:30 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
this toys r us is in naunet new york and is 38,050 square feet and i had the picture of its look before it was remodeled. i do not know where it is.


this is the older look of the Toys r us in naunet new york.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


anoither look of toys r us in naunet new york.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


another look at hte toys r us in naunet new york.  it must have been remodeled a few years ago.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


ive been to that one before there also use to be a caldor right downw teh rode from it along with service emrchandise bradlees and a kids r us


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: store215 on November 30, 2005, 07:23:48 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Caldor1999
hearsa Kids R Us in soem were in jersey



Wow, that pics just full of old stores
-Discovery Zone
-Drug Emporium


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on November 30, 2005, 10:44:29 PM
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Originally posted by MBZ321
Quote
Originally posted by Caldor1999
hearsa Kids R Us in soem were in jersey



Wow, that pics just full of old stores
-Discovery Zone
-Drug Emporium


lol i rememebr Discovery Zone they went out in 1999 i liked them when i was a kid


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 03, 2005, 04:37:52 PM
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Originally posted by 76BraldorZayKamesfanBBTB
a sad pic a vacant Toys R us sigh the old one in Waterbury,CT looked like this before it was torn down. sigh :(


This ones in Euclid Square Mall, Euclid,Ohio


this Toys r us is in Euclid OHio

This Toys r us was 45,183 square feet and opened in 1985.  IT seems that this mall wasa dying. There are other nearby Toys r us' in the area and this Euclid store is near Cleveland ohio

from  Drew Sulzer of http://www.reisenfeld.com/listings_detail.php?id=124


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 03, 2005, 04:39:22 PM
this toys r us and Kids r us are in Akron Ohio on Roming Road.

from Drew Sulzer of http://www.reisenfeld.com/listings_detail.php?id=86


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 03, 2005, 04:44:35 PM
this is the Kids ru s in pamara ohio. on day drive.

Drew Sulzer of http://www.reisenfeld.com/listings_detail.php?id=152


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 03, 2005, 05:10:35 PM
this kids r us is in north randall ohio

Drew Sulzer of http://www.reisenfeld.com/listings_detail.php?id=100


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 03, 2005, 06:19:10 PM
this toys r us is in  Cirtrus Hieghts California. THIS IS A STRANGE LOOKING TOYS R US, with a mixture of the 70s and 80s look and the early and early-mid 1990s look of Toys r us.

http://shopsandservices.sunrisemarketplace.com/Toys_R_Us/


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 03, 2005, 06:25:26 PM
this toys r us is in fort myers florida, is 48000 square feet and opened July 1999.

from DiTocco Kollaborative Group, Inc.
 of http://www.dk-group.com/services/const/comm/toysrus.htm


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 03, 2005, 06:25:54 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this toys r us is in fort myers florida, is 48000 square feet and opened July 1999.

from DiTocco Kollaborative Group, Inc.
 of http://www.dk-group.com/services/const/comm/toysrus.htm


the inside of the toys r us in fort meyers florida.

from DiTocco Kollaborative Group, Inc.
 of http://www.dk-group.com/services/const/comm/toysrus.htm


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 03, 2005, 08:47:09 PM
this toys r us is in north olmsted ohio. North olmstead is near cleveland.

from Butler Automation Inc. / PlacesInTown, LLC of http://www.placesintown.com/north_olmsted/index.html


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 03, 2005, 08:47:30 PM
this kids r us is in north olmsted ohio. North olmstead is near cleveland.

from Butler Automation Inc. / PlacesInTown, LLC of http://www.placesintown.com/north_olmsted/index.html


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 03, 2005, 08:47:51 PM
this babies r us is in north olmsted ohio. North olmstead is near cleveland.

from Butler Automation Inc. / PlacesInTown, LLC of http://www.placesintown.com/north_olmsted/index.html


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 03, 2005, 08:50:53 PM
This toys r us is in parma ohio. IT is near cleveland.

from Butler Automation Inc. / PlacesInTown, LLC of http://www.placesintown.com/parma/index.html


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 03, 2005, 08:57:27 PM
this babies r us is in mentor ohio.

from Butler Automation Inc. / PlacesInTown, LLC of http://www.placesintown.com/north-east-ohio/mentor/index.php


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 03, 2005, 09:02:12 PM
this toys r us is in Sandusky ohio.

from Butler Automation Inc. / PlacesInTown, LLC
of http://www.placesintown.com/sandusky/


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Ames#1171 on December 03, 2005, 10:46:21 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
This toys r us is in parma ohio. IT is near cleveland.

from Butler Automation Inc. / PlacesInTown, LLC of http://www.placesintown.com/parma/index.html



I have shopped there many times.  There used to be a Kids R US Next door to it, but it closed a few years back, and moved into the Toys R Us store.  Also, on the other side is an old Best store that was converted in to a fitness center.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 10, 2005, 07:04:32 PM
this Toys r us is in Brockton Mass, opened 1991 and is 40,000 square fet and near westgate mall.

from http://www.riaerials.com/gallery.php?current_dir=GALLERY


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 10, 2005, 07:37:35 PM
this toys r us is in peabody mass in the north shore mall parking lot and was the first toys r us in mass. It was remodeled in early-mid 1990s. it was brown. not it is white. there is a kids r us next door thjat is now OFfice depot.

http://www.riaerials.com/gallery.php?current_dir=GALLERY


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 11:36:50 AM
this toys r us is in Manchester new hampshire. the toys r us is at the left end of the exit ramp. next to it is the vacant Kids r us. the toys r us is like 40,000 square feet and opened in July 1981 and was remodeled in Summer 1992. the store is across the mall of new hampshire and off South willow st.

from http://www.riaerials.com/gallery.php?current_dir=GALLERY


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 11:58:28 AM
this toys r us is in paramus new jersey

from Neil Goldstein of ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 12:08:12 PM
this kids r us is in Naunet new york in rOckland plaza.

Niel Goldstein of ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 12:24:51 PM
this other Toys r us in paramus is near FAshion Center.

from FAshion Center of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 12:34:35 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this other Toys r us in paramus is near FAshion Center.

from FAshion Center of www.siteride.com


this toys r us in paramus near fashion center


from Site Ride Headlines of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 12:36:08 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
this other Toys r us in paramus is near FAshion Center.

from FAshion Center of www.siteride.com


this toys r us in paramus near fashion center


from Site Ride Headlines of www.siteride.com


another pciture of the toys r us in paramus near fashion center

from Site Ride Headlines of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 12:36:47 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
this other Toys r us in paramus is near FAshion Center.

from FAshion Center of www.siteride.com


this toys r us in paramus near fashion center


from Site Ride Headlines of www.siteride.com


another pciture of the toys r us in paramus near fashion center

from Site Ride Headlines of www.siteride.com


another picture of the toys r us in paramus near Fashion Center

from Site Ride Headlines of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 12:37:30 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
this other Toys r us in paramus is near FAshion Center.

from FAshion Center of www.siteride.com


this toys r us in paramus near fashion center


from Site Ride Headlines of www.siteride.com


another pciture of the toys r us in paramus near fashion center

from Site Ride Headlines of www.siteride.com


another picture of the toys r us in paramus near Fashion Center

from Site Ride Headlines of www.siteride.com


another picture of the toys r us in paramus near fashion center. notice the brown castle front!!! it was probably remodeled.

from Site Ride Headlines of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 12:42:28 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
This toys r us is in Raritan New jersey. IT is 45,800 square feet and probably the first store in the Concept 2000 format that started summer 1996.


this is another picture of toys ru s in Raritan new jersey. Riarton is also known as Bridgewater new jersey.

from Site Ride Headlines of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 12:46:44 PM
this kids r us is in Herald square.

from Site Ride Headlines of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 12:49:08 PM
this kids r us is in paramus new jersey in caldor/kohl's plaza.


from Site Ride Headlines of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 02:17:25 PM
this Toys r us is in Lake Grove New york, on long island.

hense the old school look

from Site Ride Headlines of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 02:17:56 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this Toys r us is in Lake Grove New york, on long island.

hense the old school look

from Site Ride Headlines of www.siteride.com


another pictire of the toys r us in lake grove

from Site Ride Headlines of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 02:18:50 PM
this kids r us is in hartsdale new york on rt. 100. KB toys is next to it. both closed.

from Site Ride Headlines of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 02:26:54 PM
this kids r us is in lake groev new york.

 Neil Goldstein of ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 02:32:09 PM
this kids r us is in woodbridge new jersey in the same plaza as toys r us

from dsolino@thegoldsteingroup.com of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 02:48:24 PM
this toys r us is in Brucker Plaza in New york in Bronx and is 430000 square efet.

from Kmart from www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 03:01:09 PM
this toys r us is in hyland blvd in staten island new york. this will close in spring 2006.

from Kmart of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 03:01:47 PM
this kids r us is in lawrenceville new jersey in mercer mall.

from Kmart of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 06:24:38 PM
this Toys r us is in Nashua NH and opened in early 1991, the Kids r us next door did too. The kids r us is office depot. it is in the WEbster square shopping center on DW hwy.

from David salvage of http://www.storetrax.com/stx/showProperty.do?centerId=3204


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 07:04:53 PM
this kids r us is in bridgewater new jersey

from Neil Goldstein of ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 07:36:38 PM
this toys r us is in eatontown new jersey. there was an older location (the older location was white) that got moved in 2002.

from  www.kgw.com/sharedcontent/ business/topstories...


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2005, 07:37:48 PM
this toys r us is in north bergin new jersey.

from Jeffrey Gold of http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20050317-1329-toysrus.html


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: TRU7536 on December 15, 2005, 08:26:12 PM
This is Toys R Us of Newington CT, store number 7536. My first job when i was 16, i worked their on and off for 7 years. Store opened up in 1996, and it might, hopefully noy be clsoing in 2006. its only 35,000 big. Use to be a former F&M drug store.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on December 15, 2005, 10:05:54 PM
Quote
Originally posted by TRU7536
This is Toys R Us of Newington CT, store number 7536. My first job when i was 16, i worked their on and off for 7 years. Store opened up in 1996, and it might, hopefully noy be clsoing in 2006. its only 35,000 big. Use to be a former F&M drug store.


cool picture did ya get a picture of the caldor there?


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: AmesNewington on December 16, 2005, 09:25:38 AM
Off topic, but TRU, if you're online, please resend that Newington Bradlees picture, because it doesn't appear on the screen. Cool pic of TRU. I was looking for that.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on December 16, 2005, 10:18:22 AM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this kids r us is in Naunet new york in rOckland plaza.

Niel Goldstein of ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of www.siteride.com


that kids r us is now a office Depot


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on December 16, 2005, 09:33:25 PM
o btw d_fife

i have a pic of the Naunet Toys R Us my frined live there and i took pics last time i was there


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on December 16, 2005, 09:33:48 PM
hears the sign


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 19, 2005, 06:39:03 PM
this toys r us is in wyncote pennsylvania and opened 1986 and is 51,000 square feet

http://www.nassimirealty.com/portfolio_set.html


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 19, 2005, 06:41:46 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this toys r us is in wyncote pennsylvania and opened 1986 and is 51,000 square feet

http://www.nassimirealty.com/portfolio_set.html


another picture of Toys r us in Wyncote. It must have gotten remodeled

from http://www.nassimirealty.com/portfolio_set.html


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 19, 2005, 06:58:26 PM
this toys r us is in louisville ky and is in the blue grass center on shelbyville road.

from Sue Waling of http://www.storetrax.com/stx/showProperty.do


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 23, 2005, 12:50:25 PM
this toys r us is in sunset hills missouri.

from http://kozenywagner.com/commercial.asp


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 23, 2005, 02:09:41 PM
this toys r us is in westport conencticut. It opened in teh end of 1992, it replaced a Child world. the store is 36,925 square feet

from http://www.chartweb.com/filecabinet/Property%20Photos/Westport%20Plaza.htm


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 23, 2005, 02:10:04 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this toys r us is in westport conencticut. It opened in teh end of 1992, it replaced a Child world.

from http://www.chartweb.com/filecabinet/Property%20Photos/Westport%20Plaza.htm


another picture of toys r us in westport.

from http://www.chartweb.com/filecabinet/Property%20Photos/Westport%20Plaza.htm


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 23, 2005, 02:14:49 PM
this toys r us and Kids r us is in middletown new york.

it probably opened in 1992 or 1993.

from http://www.chartweb.com/filecabinet/Property%20Photos/Dunning%20Farms.htm


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 24, 2005, 03:42:38 PM
this babies r us is in bridgewater new jersey in the bridgewater promenade.

from company listings of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: storehistoryguy on December 24, 2005, 04:08:37 PM
Framingham, MA.

(http://users.rcn.com/encarta95/stores/media/mypix/shopworld2.jpg)
http://users.rcn.com/encarta95/stores/shoppersworld.html


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 07, 2006, 12:38:30 AM
Toys r us  has announced Store closings

http://business.bostonherald.com/businessNews/view.bg?articleid=120234 says they are cloising Toys r us' in Dorchester (Boston South bay plaza), MEdford and Cambridge massachusets and the holyoke store is being converted to BAbies r us. IT says Toys r us is closing 73 stores and converting 12 into BAbies r us.


the toys r us in Boston (Dorchester) South Bay Shopping CEnter that is closing. The store opened November 1993 and is 46,000 square feet. here is a pictuer of the toys r us in south bay from http://business.bostonherald.com/businessNews/view.bg?articleid=120234

the ST. Louis Business thing says the Toys r us in Bridgeton in the northtown plaza is closing.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 07, 2006, 02:32:36 AM
http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzbot4578374jan07,0,4366670.story?coll=ny-business-headlines says Toys r us is closing long island storse in Levittown, freeport and commack.

Toys r us is closing two notch store in south carolina the businessjournal says and it says one in Charleston is closing.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on January 07, 2006, 11:22:30 AM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this toys r us and Kids r us is in middletown new york.

it probably opened in 1992 or 1993.

from http://www.chartweb.com/filecabinet/Property%20Photos/Dunning%20Farms.htm



that old Kids R Us is now a Babies R Us


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 07, 2006, 01:45:18 PM
The Babies 'R' Us in Cornwells Heights, PA., a former Gaudio's and Frank's Nursury and Crafts.

(http://www.tomasher.net/retail/retail071303_0012.jpg)
http://www.tomasher.net/deadretail.html


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 07, 2006, 05:01:39 PM
Bloomington, IL.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/toysrus.html


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 07, 2006, 05:02:31 PM
An unusual one in Onalaska, WI.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/toysrus.html


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 07, 2006, 05:03:18 PM
Aurora, IL.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/toysrus.html


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 07, 2006, 05:03:58 PM
this office depot was a kids r us and this was in south portland across maine mall./


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 07, 2006, 05:05:06 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this office depot was a kids r us and this was in south portland across maine mall./


another picture of the old kids r us in south portland.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 09, 2006, 07:00:57 PM
here is the toys r us near the florida mall in orlando florida. it was remodeld to concept 2000 in 1996 and i went to this one in 1993 and it was brown (The old fashion toys r us style)

from http://www.go2orlando.de/orlandoguide/shopping/retail/toys.shtml


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 09, 2006, 07:04:12 PM
this toys r us is in lansing michigan on West SAginaw Highway. THIS ONE IS CLOSING!!!!!! it is 46,000 square feet.

from http://www.msu.edu/~jodoinri/Retailers.html


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 09, 2006, 07:07:01 PM
tihs toys r us

from http://gutt.dot.no/reise with


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 09, 2006, 07:33:28 PM
http://www.playthings.com/article/CA6298181.html says that

TRU closing 13 percent of its store base
By Brent Felgner
Playthings -- 1/9/2006 1:21:00 PM







Article continues after advertisement

 
NEW YORK ? Toys "R" Us has begun liquidating inventories leading to the closings of 85 U.S. stores, with 12 of those units being converted later to Babies "R" Us (BRU) outlets. The closings will be completed by early spring and the BRU conversions will be accomplished prior to the holiday 2006 selling period, a company spokesman said.


"We conducted a comprehensive review of our store portfolio across the United States and these closures are a result of that review," explained TRU spokesman Kathleen Waugh. "There's no singular reason why any of them are closing."


The closings will erode the toy stores' U.S. base by an additional 13 percent from the level it reported ? 674 stores ? less than three months ago in its third quarter report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Following the shutterings, the chain will operate 587 U.S.-based Toys "R" Us stores. It currently operates 230 Babies "R" Us stores, reflecting a net gain of seven BRU stores from the Q3 report.


In addition to the 85 TRU closings with 12 conversions, an additional two toy stores ? in Biloxi, Miss., and New Orleans East ? were not reopened following the hurricanes that battered the region last fall. Those closings were not previously announced.


Waugh said there would be no further closings of TRU stores this year, but that there would be additional openings of Babies "R" Us stores. She said there were no major market withdrawals created by the closings. Where closings impacted smaller markets, customers would still be able to find Toys "R" Us stores "at greater distances." She declined to provide a complete list of the closures.


However, published reports from around the nation indicated that among the closures were: Cedar Rapids and Dubuque, Iowa; Albany, Ore.; Grand Junction, Littleton and Pueblo, Colo.; West Ashley and Columbia, S.C.; Dorchester, Cambridge and Medford, Mass.; Levittown, Commack and Freeport (Long Island) N.Y.; Bridgeton, Mo.; and Redding, Calif.


Among the closings and conversions to BRU stores are Holyoke, Mass. and Wichita, Kan.


Employees of the affected stores were notified last Friday and the liquidation sales began Saturday, Jan. 7.


Toys "R" Us is owned by an investment consortium consisting of affiliates of Bain Capital Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Vornado Realty Trust and Gordon Brothers.


Gordon Brothers, which specializes in retail liquidations and consulting for distressed retailers, joined the buyout group after the March sale announcement, but prior to the July 21, 2005, closing of the sale, according to SEC documents. The $6.6 billion buyout was funded with $1.3 billion in equity from the investors and $5.3 billion in debt.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 12:59:56 AM
this toys r us in pueblo colorado is closing and it opened in november 1994.


from http://www.chieftain.com/business/1136876661/5


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on January 10, 2006, 01:15:55 AM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this toys r us in pueblo colorado is closing and it opened in november 1994.


from http://www.chieftain.com/business/1136876661/5


i saw that store back in 2000 pueblo is a verey run down city they closed teh air port  and i saw a old clsoed down sears with teh 50's logo i think i also saw a montgom,ery ward there this was back in aug 2000


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 12:45:02 PM
here is the closing toys r us in sioux city on sergeant road and it opened in 1993 and was 28,500 square feet. it with former michaels next door was a 52,000 square foot par mor

from Tim Hynds of http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/articles/2006/01/10/news_business/local/ca9849e6ddab5b41862570f20013233c.txt


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 12:56:41 PM
toys r us closings I got 85 of the 87, 10 out of teh 12 conversions, 75 of the 75 toys r us closings. 31 states are getting it.

Arizona
1.Phenox: one of the three stores.

California
1. redding: 46,000 square feet. HIlltop ave across MT. Shasta Mall (Opened mid 1989)
2: Brea, 735 East Birch St
3. Signal Hill: 48,000 square feet (The article said long time space) 2701 Cherry Avenue
4.Fairfield (TO be converted to BAbies r us)
5.Vallejo: (Opened 1992)
6.San Fransisco Geary st
7.Orange
8.Merced
9.SAn Diego
10. colma Opened October 1971 775 Serra Malle Blvd (COnverted to bABies r us)
11.Emmyville (COnverted to BAbies r us) 3938 Horton st

COlorado
1. Grand Junction (Opened 1993)
2. Littleton
3. Pueblo (Opend november 1994)

Florida
1. Vero Beach (Opened October 1997, 30,000 square feet)
2. Coral Springs:650 Universal DR
3. Miami/WEstchester:8621 Corwal Way
4. SArasota (CONVERTED INTO BABIES R US)
5. Tampa: 1702 N. Dale Mabry Highway

Georgia
1. Macon: (Opened 1985)

Kansas
1. Whitchata 45000 square feet kellogg st (CONVERTED TO BABIES R US) (Appears to have been built in the early-mid 1990s)


Illinios
1. Chicago: 8900 South Lafayette st
2. Arlington Heights: 45,000 square feet
3. Lansing 46,000 square feet. (This one is old school and a picture is on posted on 9/1/2006 at 21:04)
4. Bourbonnais

Indiana
1. westside: W. 38th St. (Opened 1984)

Iowa
1. Cedar RApids (Souix City) 28,500 square feet, opened 1993
2. Dubuque

Kentucky
1. OWensboro:Frederica st(Opened 1995)

Lousiana
1. New orlerans east (Not reopened because of the hurricane)

Maryland
1. Wheaton
2. LAruel: 35,800 square feet
3. Tysons corner

Masachusets
1. Cambridge (the store ws small, 35,000 square feet, opened october 1992, the store was part of an Ames/Zayre
2. Dorchester (SOuth BAy Center, opened november 1993, 46,000 square feet)
3. Medford (fellsway plaza, smaller store, opened in late 1992 in a former Child world)
4. Holyoke mall (Will be converted to BAbies r us) 36,000 square feet (opened late 1995)

michigan
1. battle creek (Beckley road) (Opened 1986) 46,000 square ffeet
2. Michigan City" franklin st (Opened september 1993)
3.Saginaw:2800 TAtabawassee (Opened OCtober 1979)

Minnessotta
1. Duluth: 30,000 square feet 925 west central entrance, opened fall 1993
2. Woodbury (CONVERTED INTO BABIES R US)

Mississippi
1. Biloxi (Opened 1989) (Not reopened because of the damage due to the hurricane)
2.Jackson:(Rt.80)

Missouri
1.  Bridgeton

new jersey
1. Parsippany: 27,000 square feet (oepend late 1996 or early 1997)

New MExico
1. Las cruces (looks to have been bult in the 1992-1993 era)
2. Santa Fe (looks to have been built in the early-mid 1990s ,seen a pictuer of it somewhere)

New  York
1. Freeport (Opened 1990) (Long Island)
2. Levittown (long Island)
3. Commerack (Long ISland)
4. Niagara Falls: 30,000 square feet. SUmmit park mall (replaced Child world in November 1992)
5. Dewitt: 45,900 square feet. (OPEned November 1993)
6. New york City: 2-3/45 Jamaica AVe
7. Staten island: 105 mill road Hylan shopping center

Ohio
1. columbus: 4340 West Broad st
2.Springdale: across Tri county mall on princeton road
3.Springfield: 43,000 square feet 1501 North Bechtle Ave (Opened November 1997) WAS SUn TV STORE THAT closed in early 1997
4.Akron: Roming road (Opened early October 1986)

ORegon
1. Albany: appears to have been built in the early-mid 1990s. the stoer is  22,535 square feet. opened november 1995

Pennsylvania
1. Bethel PArk:45,000 squrae feet Oxford drive (CONVERTED TO BABIES R US)
2.SPringfield

North  Carolina
1. Raleigh (Opened November 1988) glenwood ave
2.Charlotte:East independence blvd

South Carolina
1. West AShley: Sam Rittenberg Blvd
2. Columbia

tennessee
1. Antioch: 5255 Hickory Hollow Parkway
2.Memphis: 2665 Perkins st

TExas
1. Houston: 11210 North Freeway near Greenspoint Mall.
2. Texarkana: Opened 1997, 22,000 square feet
3.Brownsville:Opened 1993, relocated 1998
4.San Antonio
5.Abilene: (Opened 1991) 45,000 square feet, a geoffery store
6.Sherman: (OPENED NOVEMBER 1994)
7. San Angelo:
8. Victoria:

Utah
1.Riverdale:46,000 square fet opened September 1990

WAshington
1.Bellingham (Opened 1993) 45,000 square feet
2.Federal way
3.Spokane Valley: North Division Road. (Opened mid 1980s) 45,000 square feet.

Wisconsin
1. MAdison: Zeier Road 45,000 square feet opened 1991 (TO BE CONVERTED TO BABIES R US)
2. Fond Du LAC

Virginia
Harrisonburg: East market st (33,500 square feet) opened 1992
HAmpton:mercury blvd


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 01:02:22 PM
toys r us in battle creek michigan is closing and among the 73 stores. it opened in 1986 and was 46,000 square feet. look at the style of the toys r us!

from Stacy Hanna
http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060110/NEWS01/601100317/1002


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 01:06:57 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
This is the Toys r us in Parsippany NEw jersey.
IT is 27,000 square feet and probably opened in late 96 or 97.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


this one is closing!


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 01:19:07 PM
toys rus las cruces new mexico that will close in the spring

from Brook Stockberger http://www.scsun-news.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060110/NEWS01/601100326/1081/SILVERCITY


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 01:23:18 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this is a picture of the toys r us in levittown new york in the Nasseu Mall.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


this toys r us in levittown is closing. it is in  a plaza with michaels, kohl's old navy.


here is the closing toys r us in freeport new york.

from http://www.kimcorealty.com/propsearch/aerial.asp?PropertyID=0027&Choice=Map&state=NY&scheck=leasing&sk=LEASING&OInterestID=1


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 01:28:46 PM
toys r us grand rapids

from www.corvair.org/.../ photos/dustoff/dustoff03.htm


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 02:14:08 PM
tihs toys r us in duluth minnesotta on 925 west central entrance is one of the 73 closing and it was 30,000 square feet and opened fall 1993.

from Amanda Odeski http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthsuperior/13590354.htm


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 02:22:44 PM
toys r us

from http://www.addisad.com/mall/aerial_gallery/pages/Toys%20R%20Us.htm


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 03:27:34 PM
here is the toys r us in harrisonburg virginia. it is 33,500 square efet. opened 1992. it is one of the 75 closing!


from michael glassman of http://www.storetrax.com/stx/showProperty.do


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 04:12:13 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this toys r us is in albany oregon.


this one closes posted . this store is  22,535 square feet. and opened november 1995. man this stoer is small
posted on 7/10/2005 at 19:28


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 04:15:35 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this toys r us is in Witchata Kansas on KEllogg road


this one gets converted to babies r us posted posted on 7/10/2005 at 19:20

this one closes. from (are you SURPRISED!) I knew there was 4 toys r us' around buffalo and that one would get it http://www.wgrz.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=34413  Falls Toys R Us Store Closing


Posted by:  Maria Sisti, Assignment Editor  
Created: 1/10/2006 4:21:34 PM
Updated: 1/10/2006 5:00:13 PM



One of three Western New York Toys R Us stores will close for good by early spring.

Company officials announced Tuesday the Williams Road site in Niagara Falls will shut down while the Amherst and Hamburg stores remain open for business.

The move is part of a nationwide reorganization that will result in 87 of 674 Toys R Us stores closing in the coming months. A dozen of those are expected to be converted into Babies R Us stores.

An inventory liquidation sale is already in progress at the Niagara Falls location. While the store will not accept returns for items bought during that time, any items bought prior to the inventory liquidation sale can be returned with a receipt until the store closes.

look at the url for the toys r us property in niagara falls

http://www.aacre.com/images/Summit%20Niagara%20Center/images/Summit%20Niagara%20Center%20photos.pdf

this other NY article from http://www.poststar.com/story.asp?storyid=206232

Local Toys "R" Us store not on closure list

By CHARLES FIEGL, cfiegl@postsar.com

Updated: 1/10/2006 5:10:49 PM


QUEENSBURY -- Toys "R" Us on Upper Glen Street escaped being named on a list of 87 toy stores scheduled to close across the country in the next few months, an official with the corporation confirmed Tuesday.

Toys "R" Us Inc. announced it would shutter 87 locations as part of its reorganization after being taken private last year, but plans to convert 12 of those into Babies "R" Us stores, The Associated Press reported. Kathleen Waugh, a spokeswoman with the company, said the Queensbury location would remain open.

The Post-Star contacted store officials on Upper Glen Street, but they would not comment on the company's announcement. They directed all questions to Toys "R" Us headquarters in Wayne, N.J.

Toys "R" Us will close two stores in upstate New York: a location in Dewitt, located outside Syracuse, and Niagara Falls in western New York, Waugh said.

The closures will cause the company to record $155 million of restructuring charges, including $45 million for the cost of liquidating the inventory, the AP said. Some $99 million will be recorded during the fourth quarter ending Jan. 28, and $56 million in the first quarter.

The announcement was made Monday by Vornado Realty Trust, which bought the company last year in a partnership with private equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Bain Capital Partners LLC.

Vornado said the store closures were contemplated when the retailer was acquired in July.

SYRACUSE ARTICLE SAYS from http://www.syracuse.com/business/storefront/index.ssf?/mtlogs/syr_retail/archives/2006_01.html

Monday, January 09, 2006  
 
Toys R Leaving and so is Jo-Ann
Closing in the latest cutbacks at Toys R Us is the DeWitt store, which fronts Marshalls Plaza in a freestanding building that's been busy since 1992.

Toys R Us announced on Friday it was shutting 73 stores, including the DeWitt location, in an effort to streamline operations. A group of investors bought the troubled company in July and took it private.

In recent years, Toys R Us, the nation's largest toy retailer, has been losing business to the giant discounters, especially Wal-Mart.

Also? This:

As we heard (and reported here and in the P-S), Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts at Carousel Center is splitting. The company sent postcards to its best customers over the weekend telling them the store will be closing in the near future and asking them to shop at the JoAnn in Towne Center at Fayetteville.

E-mail:

* Dan in Auburn checks in about the Toys R Us closing:

"I know some real estate conglomerate (or something like that) bought TRU last year, but I hadn't heard any closings were right on the horizon. But I distinctly recall hearing on the local news a couple years ago (when the last wave of TRU closings went down), that TRU Corp was very pleased with the performance of both their Syracuse area stores, and neither was in any danger.

So does this have more to do with the nice chunk of real estate the Dewitt TRU sits on, than the store's performance?

Thanks!''

They were pleased with the performance of the Syracuse stores. I know. I spoke with them. But it's been no secret the last couple of years that Toys R has been getting pounded by Wal-Mart (and Target). And, while we're at, supermarkets and drugstores. They, too, have been heavy with toys at the holiday season. Did we forget electronics superstores? No. They, too, have snagged chunks of Toys R Us's business as more toys become more high-tech.

It's a shame. I had tons of fun myself shopping at Toys R Us over the years.

As for that piece of real estate, you can bet that Developers Diversified, the owner of a nice swag of property holding Toys R Us, the plaza and more, isn't crying crocodile tears at the loss. I think they can, and will, do big things with this plot. A lot of attention is heading that way, along with Old Navy and others.

* Norm Gauthier checks in, appropriately, on the Wal-Mart issue:

"Bob,

Just wanted to tell you that, over the years, your column has become one of my favorites. I look forward to my three times a week shot of what's new(s) on the retail front.

I'm perplexed with the local battle against Wal-Mart. This is the third time I've watched, and thrown my two cents in on, this battle. The first time was in '99 in Saranac Lake. WM wanted to move into town and a very vocal minority was able to derail it. WM moved on and we common folk were left with a shoebox sized Ames or an hour's drive to Plattsburgh to be able to do any affordable shopping.

As things would have it, Ames went belly-up, leaving absolutely no affordable shopping in town. Now they're scratching to get someone, anyone, to show interest in bringing a department store to town. No takers so far. Just desserts? Hmmmm.

Here I thought the WM battle was just one for the boonies. I'm hearing the same old 'anti' stuff that I heard seven years ago.

Thanks, and keep the good stuff coming!"

It's not just here. It's many villages, towns and cities that fear what Wal-Mart will do to their current business model. What about locally?

Let's look at the old-school Wal-Marts first -- before groceries. When Wal-Mart came to Fairmount Fair, I wrote the same article that journalists everywhere do when Wal-Mart comes to town. You know the one. About how Wal-Mart will or won't crush established businesses. I may be wrong, but taking a look at what is in the Fairmount area now and what was there when Wal-Mart came, I don't think any small businesses were crushed. It has a pharmacy. Pharmacies stayed. It had shoes. Shoe businesses stayed. Etc.

When Wal-Mart first brought groceries to CNY, in Auburn, supermarkets stuck around.

Certainly, there are examples on the other end. Take Rome. Take Central Square. Wal-Mart SuperCenters certainly weighed heavily, and sometimes were deadly, on the supermarket business.

There are two sides to the story. And change is scary.

----
Bob Niedt


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 05:28:47 PM
here is the toys r us in antioch tennsesee that is near hickory mall that will close early spring

from http://www.newschannel5.com/content/news/16567.asp


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Post by: TRU7536 on January 10, 2006, 06:17:58 PM
DOES ANYONE KNOW IF ANY STORES IN CT OR MASS ARE CLOSING, HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHAT ARE THE STORE, ALL OF THEM ARE CLOSING


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 06:19:14 PM
Quote
Originally posted by TRU7536
DOES ANYONE KNOW IF ANY STORES IN CT OR MASS ARE CLOSING, HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHAT ARE THE STORE, ALL OF THEM ARE CLOSING


I do not know if any in connecticut are closing. I have not found any thing yet and the waterbury paper said it is unclear which ones.

I have a list of stores I have gathered so far a few posts above. The ones in mass closing are south bay center in boston, cambridge and medford and holyoke will be turned into a babies r us.


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Post by: Caldor1999 on January 10, 2006, 06:22:09 PM
i though the Jefferson Valley Location would shut down to cause that store is dersrted most of teh time perimley because theres a wal mart 10 mins awya from it this location porbley opend sometime aroind 1988-1991


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Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 07:01:16 PM
here is the toys r us in Cincinnati ohio that is across Kenwood towne cneter on the cross streets of kenwood, montgomery and Galbraith!


from http://www.generalgrowth.com/content/live/img_aerial/Kenwood%20Towne%20Centre_aerial.jpg

HERE IS THE TOYS R US THAT IS CLOSING IN BELLINGHAM WASHINGTON THIS SPRING (The picture is the toys r us in bellingham and it is at the right end)

from http://www.generalgrowth.com/content/live/img_aerial/Bellis%20Fair_aerial.jpg


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 07:33:30 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
toys rus las cruces new mexico that will close in the spring

from Brook Stockberger http://www.scsun-news.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060110/NEWS01/601100326/1081/SILVERCITY


another of the toys r us in las cruces

from http://www.kvia.com/Global/story.asp?S=4346176


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on January 10, 2006, 08:50:47 PM
any one have a pic of the Yourktown Toys R Us i think it might be in Jefferson Valley


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: ameskmart1 on January 10, 2006, 09:04:08 PM
store closing


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: ameskmart1 on January 10, 2006, 09:04:47 PM
New York City, NY


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 09:23:41 PM
Quote
Originally posted by ameskmart1
store closing


this one is the one that closed about a year ago in union square new york city. it was converted into babies r us.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 10:38:45 PM
here is the 30,000 square foot niagara falls new york store in the dead summit park mall that will close in the spring. it was a child world toy store and it replaced child world in November 1992. the store looks awful. the mall only has bon-ton and sears left and the mall is at least 3 miles away from any other retail store in niagara falls and all the other stores in the mall are gone.

from http://www.buffalobarfly.com/buzz/Buzz224/AP0038-081705.jpg


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Post by: d_fife on January 11, 2006, 10:47:01 AM
here is the article of the Toys r us in niagara falls closing and a picture of the current liqudation sale

from http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060111/1020039.asp

Toys 'R' Us is closing its store at The Summit mall
By MATT GLYNN
News Business Reporter
1/11/2006  
 
   Click to view larger picture
 
Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News
The "closing" banner was hanging above the entrance to the Toys "R' Us store in Wheatfield Tuesday.
 
Toys "R' Us will close its store at The Summit mall in the Town of Wheatfield in early spring, after more than 13 years in business there.
The closing date has not been set, but a liquidation sale started last weekend, said Kelly Cullen, a spokeswoman for the toy retailer. The company's three other Buffalo area stores, in Amherst, Clarence and the Town of Hamburg, are not affected and will remain open.

Toys "R' Us has been in the mall, formerly known as the Summit Park Mall, since November 1992, when it took over Child World's former space.

The Wheatfield store is among 87 Toys "R' Us locations that will be shut down amid a companywide restructuring. Two are stores that never reopened after Hurricane Katrina. Twelve others will be converted into Babies "R' Us stores, but the Wheatfield store is not one of them.

Cullen said the company's senior management chose the 87 after reviewing its portfolio. "There is not a singular reason why they are closing," she said.

Vornado Realty bought Toys "R' Us last year in a partnership with private equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Bain Capital Partners LLC. At the time of the acquisition last summer, Vornado said store closings would be considered.

The news of Toys "R' Us's imminent departure was unexpected, said Ronald Anderluh, the mall's general manager. "It's always a loss to see a tenant and jobs lost."

But James Anthony Jr., whose company, Oberlin Plaza One, owns the mall, said Toys "R' Us, still has 13 years remaining on its lease obligation. He said he is confident the 30,000-square-foot space will be subleased: both the mall and the toy retailer will seek tenants, he said.

"We're not financially impacted by it," Anthony said of the toy store's planned closing. Toys "R' Us requires the mall owner's approval of any tenant it wants to bring into the property, he noted.

The Wheatfield store has 27 full- and part-time employees, Cullen said. Not all of the employees will necessarily lose their jobs, Cullen said: in regions where it is possible, the chain will try to offer the workers other job opportunities.

The Wheatfield location will not accept returns of items bought during the inventory liquidation, Toys "R' Us said. But customers will be permitted to return any items, with a receipt, that they bought before the start of the liquidation sale.

image from http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060111/1020039.asp


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 11, 2006, 11:11:57 AM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this toys r us and Kids r us are in Akron Ohio on Roming Road.

from Drew Sulzer of http://www.reisenfeld.com/listings_detail.php?id=86


this toys r us in Akron ohio on roming road in the Rolling acres area is closing in the spring. The target is exiting too. I guess this is a lousy retail area now. but it opened in 1986.

from http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/business/13598561.htm


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Post by: d_fife on January 11, 2006, 12:06:10 PM
this toys r us in fairfield california is closing in the spring.

from http://www.thereporter.com/business/ci_3391838


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 11, 2006, 03:11:07 PM
6.  Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - July 9, 1986
http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives says
TOYS `R US READY TO JOIN THE GAME IN AKRON  
  Toys `R Us, a Rochelle Park, N.J., company with nearly 300 stores worldwide, plans to open about 60 more toystores before Christmas, including Akron area stores on Romig and Howe roads within roller-skating distance of a major competitor, Children's Palace.Other Ohio stores are scheduled to open this year in Niles, Parma, Mentor and North Randall.Toys `R Us senior vice president Michael Miller said his company would have located stores where they are going no...

8.  Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - September 13, 1986

2 TOYS R' US STORES MOVE INTO N.E. OHIO  
  Finding special toys for Christmas presents might be easier this year in Northeast Ohio as five Toys R' Us stores are scheduled to be open by early October.The toy retailer's move into Northeast Ohio will include two stores in the Akron area that will compete directly with Children's Palace stores.`They were there first and we intentionally went there,' said Toys R' Us spokesman Harvey Finkel, referring to the...

 


so they did not open in a lot of parts in ohio until 1986. It seems Child world's Children's palace was the main store there!! I wonder when Toys r us started opening stores. it said it became public in 1978 and the store in Albany new york told me it opened in 1978 when I asked this woman with a tag that said been there since 1978 and the framingham retail website says toys r us opened in 1978.

and Toys r us only entered the Danver market in june 1990

http://www.highbeam.com/library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:11566263&num=1&ctrlInfo=Round18%3AMode18c%3ASR%3AResult&ao=&FreePremium=BOTH says Colorado Has New Toy King

Child World's five Children's Palace Colorado stores closed September 15 following store-wide liquidation sales. The move is seen by local industry observers as the result of an aggressive Toys "R" Us stance since the Paramus, New Jersey-based successful toy retailer entered the Denver market in June, 1990.

A Toys "R" Us spokesman told Children's Business that company executives are so bearish on Colorado they are exploring the possibility of opening a Kids "R" Us retail clothing division store here. Toys "R" Us stores are in Boulder, Aurora, ...


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Post by: Caldor1999 on January 11, 2006, 04:15:34 PM
thats sad at leats the ones near me are not closing although i think teh one in jefferson Valley should close mainley beacuse knwone ever gos there not to metion the wal marts thast like 10 mis away from there idk whe that toys r us opend but it has the rainbow tiles on the bulding so im guessing it openm in teh early 90s


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 11, 2006, 06:20:15 PM
here is the babies r us in milford connecticut.

from milfordct.newenglandsite.com/ babiesrus.htm


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 12, 2006, 01:59:52 PM
posted on 10/1/2006 at 14:56 I list as many toys r us' as I gathered and it seems that a lot of the ones on the closing block are ones that opened in the 1992-1993 area.  I have a theory on why many of these 1991-1994 era stores are closing, they built them smaller than the older ones (The older ones built in the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s were in the 40,000s-48,000 squrae efet and the newer ones, built in early-mid 1990s were in the early 30,000s of square feet) and building the newer ones smaller was a mistake. I Bet the ones closing in markets liek colarado springs are closing because they wbere way too small (maybe in the 20000s square feet range) and the area isn't exactly thriving.

They are closing only one geoffrey store. it is in alebine texas. I am surprised it is closing. the article of the geoffrey clsoing store said if it was as popular as it was on Sunday (during the closing sale), it might not have closed. I bet no matter what it wasn't very busy.

As have said before it is not uncommon for a chain to close newer stores in a mass purge. The reasons are that newer stores can be a lot to operate, opening there was a disaster. The older ones seem to be safer bceause they have been around long enough to build up costumers and made the cut off long ago. then Toys r us may have been trying to fill in the void left by child world.

I am surprised the oen in Concord new hampshire is not closing. IT is a smaller store, stuff there does not seem to move, not very many people go to it (Last August on the 20 somethign  I went there at 6pm and there were 12 cars, the no one was at the cash registers, and only a few other customers where there and I went to the one in manchester an hour later and that had 27 cars and people there) and it is badly managed and not well stocked and manchester's store is 20 minutes away, but there are toll booths between. But it is on the road as other stores and the road it is on is a thriving area as it just got dick's sporting goods and a few other restuarants. the store in concord is probably in the early 30,000s of square feet. (I know the one in bellingham mass, which will not close, is 33,800 square feet and it was laid out exactly like concord. The one in concord is probably 32,000 square feet!  a lot of the kids in my college says the one in concord is usually dead, not very busy etc and one i know that works their said they store barley sells anything at night. maybe improvements can be seen> I remember when this store opened in early november 1992. it is the only toy store left in concord as kb toys clsoed in the mall 5 years ago (it was kicked out to get a temporary mall entrance)

for the boston ones, boston is one of their major markets. yet they are closing the ones in Cambridge (No surprise as it is not in a very good location and small!!! and 35,000 square feet in part of a former ames/zayre), medford (no surprise as it is smaller store opened in late 1992, it was probably in the mid 30,000s of squrae feet, was a child world and the plaza is dying and the plaza is in not a major shopping area) and Boston/Dorchester (South  BAy plaza and opened in november 1993, the store seemed somewhat big, it seemd small to my dad and said to be 46,000 square feet, SOMEONE I KNOW SAID THE STORE WAS NOT USED A LOT, but it is hard to rely on college students but she lives not far from there, and the South Bay Plaza store closing in Boston/Dorchester is in a plaza with Target that replaced a K-mart that closed 3 years ago, a STop and Shop that relocated from one and the old stop and shop will become Circuit city and bed bath and beyond, Old navy taht was added in 1998, home depot that was added in 1998, marshalls, officemax and the plaza will be added with a few more and an applebe's and olive garden will get added, I gues the toys r us in dorchester/boston did not get used a lot as to why they are closing in a thriving plaza and FAo swartz 3 miles away closed).

The one in Revere cloesd a year ago because its lease expired and it opened in 1988 or 1989, it was 44,400 square feet and it had the old school design though they only repainted it white and did not remodel the front. it was 5.5 miles away from the one in medford and 10 miles from the one in peabody.

the ones left around boston are in Woburn, Peabody, Dedham, Brockton and Framingham. but the one in Woburn is 3 miles south of the highway on Rt.3A, the store had the old school design (Brown with rainbow colored entrance) and in a plaza with Star market and rinky dink stores, but the store was HUGE and when I went in there 6 years ago, some shelves were half empty and I gues the one in WOBURN has higher sales. it said the one in woburn is 48,000 square feet.

the nearest ones to the closing ones:

Dorchester/Boston: Dedham mass on Providence HWy (9 miles away without highway and going through boston)

Cambridge: Woburn mass which is 6.5 miles away.

MEdford: Woburn mass which is 7.2 miles away.

the 36,000 square foot Holyoke store that opened in late november 1995 (I remeber the store having a crappy exit to the store) will become BAbies r us. The nearest other Toys r us store is in springfield on boston st and that is 14 miles away. The sTORE in Springfield was big, probably very early 40,000s of square feet, and opened in 1980 and is white. IT was probably remodeled in the 1990s. You can tell, some brown lining is in teh side of the store wehre the side says Toys r us lettering.

These toys r us' are in areas where another toys r us can be found, but my dad said not everyone will go to the next one. I guess they will go to those toys r us' to get something special or something they cannot get at wal-mart or Target. there are not very many wal-marts around boston!

It seems not many around northern boston will be left. THE PROBLEM WITH THE BOSTON STORES IS THAT MANY OF THEM ARE ON OFF MALL LOCATIONS and not in major retail areas. the 3 closing around boston were built in 1992-1993. but again BOSTON IS ONE OF TOYS R US' MAJOR MARKETS!!! the ones left: Woburn (I mention that paragraphs above, why didn't they just have it around the burlington mall as it is 4 miles from it,according to store nuimber it opened in the 1970s, it had the 70s look the store was somewhat out in the middle of no where); peabody seems to have been the first around boston acording to the store number and it is decent sized (maybe like very early 40000s of square feet) and in the parking lot of the northshore mall and is white (I first saw it in 1992 and it was old school looking (The brown look) and according to the store number it opened in teh 1970s; Dedham (a little up the road from the Dedham mall that is turned into a power center, store was dcent sized and maybe in the early 40000s of square feet (it seemd smaller inside as the they reformated the stoer a few years ago, the outside you can tell it is big) according to the store number dedham opened 1979 or around there) and the one in Dedham is purple and remodeled like the one in NAUNET NEW YORK a little over 3 yeras ago but on the left side of the road you have to go down south to a turnaround due to a median strip!); Framingham (In shoppers world, and rebuilt into the newer shoppers world in 1994 and the odler store was built in 1978, I KNOW SOMEONE WHO ONCE WORKED THERE AND I WAS TOLD IT IS THE BUSIEST TOYS R US IN NEW ENGLAND, well thats because its on rt. 9 with all other major stores and on the crossroads to Boston-Worcester and the store is 45,000 square feet); Brockton (near the WEstgate mall on the road that goes from the WEstgate mall to the road that goes to WAl-mart, the store opeend in 1991, 40,000 square feet); I have been to EVERY TOYS R US IN MASSACHUSETTS!! Is any of you surprised the one in Swansea mass;WHICH OPENED IN 1981 and is 43,000 square feet; did not close. I knew someone that worked for north attleboro (I went to that store last summer, that store opened 1991 and 45,000 square feet, is white acorss emerald square adn decently busy and HE last worked there in 1998; he was the bookstore manager of my college; and said Attleboro made 10 million and Warwick RI very busy, one of the major stores and that made 14-15 million). HE said Swansea was not so busy and thought it would close, he said swansea is an older store and others you could go to (Dartmouth 15-20 miles away, but that one is small, 30000 square feet opened 1996; WArwick 20 miles away; north attleboro 20 minutse away). But I WENT TO THE TOYS R US IN SWANSEA LAST SUMMER on a sunday at 11:15-11:30 am and people were already in the store and the parking lot was of like 25 cars. IT was busier than he said. The one in Swansea looked to have had a cheap paint job as where the front area where it says Toys r us Would have been brown was purple, the black glass exit way was, and the entrance said Children's bargain town in white letterign and background area (The older style ones had it say children's bargain town in black lettering in a orange background area) and the entrance way was old school, but they repainted the rainbow colors around the entrance way white but they area where the rainbow colors were lingers as lines go down and you could tell where the rainbow color entrance was.  the swansea store was big and nice. It probably got the paint job a few years ago. It is near a not so good mall. True you can go to others nearby. I thought that toys r us would be worse than what I saw because of what he said and that it is near Fall River, a scummy area of mass.

Bellingham store is 25 minutes from north attleboro and that opened in fall 1996 and is 33,800 square feet but in a major plaza with home depot. The one in leominster opened in october 1992 in the old market basket in the searstown mall and is white. the one in kingston mass; near plymouth mass; opened near the car dealers that is near the independance mall and that toys r us opened in 1991, but it was white and small like concord and not well stocked and not as busy as it was when it opened. The one in hyannis repalced a 36,000 square foot Child World in summer 1993. acodring to the store numbers the one in Auburn mass seemed to be the 2nd store in mass, but that store was HUGE AND WHITE AND VERY BUSY and across the Auburn mall, it was probably remodeled and is 25 minutes from the one in leominster mass. the one that closed in revere is 44,400 square feet and did open like maybe 1988 and the only paint job was the brown where it says toys r us got repainted white, but the outside stayed the same style and the store had a long entrance way, the store was busy and the article of it closing said it did very well, it clsoed due to the lease, I mention the other nearest toys r us' to it.
What do you all think?
The child worlds that used to be around boston: Medford (WHere toys r us is), SAugus plaza, Danvers in the liberty tree mall parking lot, Dedham in the dedham mall parking lot where Circuit city is, Quincy and Framingham. child world stores were in the 30000s of square foot or even the late 20000s square feet. number of toys r us' in mass wnet from 19-14. revere closing a year ago made it go down to 18 nd thse 4 closings will make it go to 14.
My fav toys r us' design is the ones were they were remodeled to concept 2000- departments lableed, nice flooring, glass windows with yellow titnted windows and is blue above the glass windows and the 1/4 left and right sides of the store are greyish white. That is my fav look. I like the old school look about as much because those Toys r us' with that looks is now rare species and remindes of me of the days when I went to Toys r us younger and that format is itneresting. The white look has gotten stale with me, as most toys r us' look that way and I do not find it as colorful.

here is an Idea, from the shape of the store that is shown on the picture displayed, on what Swansea may have looked like before it got its cheap remodeling.

from http://www.msu.edu/~jodoinri/Retailers.html


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 12, 2006, 05:14:37 PM
closing Toys r us' are no longer on the search locator!!! newington connecticut will not close!!!! no store in connecticut will.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 12, 2006, 07:53:42 PM
this toys r us on dispatch road in indiana will close in the spring. it opened september 1993. it is one of the 5 around chicago

from Sara Figiel of http://www.thenewsdispatch.com/articles/2006/01/12/news/n2.txt


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 13, 2006, 12:08:11 AM
this toys r us in dewitt new york opened in november 1993. IT is surprising they are closing it. there is another one around syracuse in clay.

from Micheal Smith http://www.ddrc.com/site.php?center_id=892&state_path=newyork


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on January 13, 2006, 07:41:30 AM
anybody know when teh danbury CT location opened up im giuessing it was in 1986 when the mall opend up it use to have the old look to it but it could have opebnd a few years after teh mall didi


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 13, 2006, 09:55:36 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Caldor1999
anybody know when teh danbury CT location opened up im giuessing it was in 1986 when the mall opend up it use to have the old look to it but it could have opebnd a few years after teh mall didi


It opened spring 1988.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 13, 2006, 10:13:12 AM
this toys r us closing in dewitt new york near syracuse will become a best buy

from http://news10now.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=57221


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 14, 2006, 04:38:51 PM
Most toys r us' have been annouced to be scheduled to close early spring. a lot of articles say march 8.

WHEN DID TOYS R US OPEN STORES FIRST!!!!! IT says they became public company in 1978, WHEN DID THEY OPEN STORES. Toys r us was expanding more in the 1980s and expanded more in the early-mid 1990s!!! they opened a lot more in the early 1990s!! but in around 1998 they were stopping opening new ones. they were founded 1948. I am confused when they started, something said the one in colma california opened in october 1971
the one in saginaw opened in october 1979

But the one in Albany new york (STORE #6314) opened in 1978

- WArwick RI is store number 7502 (terra server showed the outline of the land and the outline was dated from 1976 and it did not show Toys r us' spot) I know someoen who lived in conventry and moved out in 1977 and barley remembers toys r us, toys r us must have opened in warwick in 1977 or 1978.
- Peabody mass is store numer 7503
- Auburn mass is store number 7504
- Framingham mass is store number 7505 and opened in 1978
- Woburn is store number 7506
- Dedham is store number 7507
- Springfield mass is store number 7508 and opened 1980
- waterbury's original location (The new one still has the same store number but it opened fall 1997) is store number 7510
- West hartford connecticut is store number 7511
- Manchester new hampshire is store number 7511 and opeend mid july 1981
- Swansea mass is store number 7512 and probably opened around Fall 1981
-Portland Maine is store number 7513 and opened in 1981 or 1982 or 1983, according to fire department things on the store's wall
- Newington/Portsmouth New hampshjire is store number 7514, but a woman working there told me she remembers taking her kids there in the 70s.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 16, 2006, 11:44:24 AM
inside of Toys r us closing in SAn Fransisco ca


by Matthew ARtz of http://www.sfexaminer.com/articles/2006/01/16/peninsula/20060116_pe01_toys.txt


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 20, 2006, 02:45:40 PM
another pic of the times square store

from http://photos.innersource.com/media/6281/l/Toys-R-us.jpg


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 20, 2006, 11:27:27 PM
here is the babies r us in naunet new york in the kohl's / caldor plaza. it was A&P foods

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137820916&subNum=12208000006


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 12:33:43 PM
this toys r us is in norwalk ct on connecticut ave

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137868180&subNum=10209000865


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 12:35:50 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this toys r us is in norwalk ct on connecticut ave

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137868180&subNum=10209000865


back of the toys r us in norwalk

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137868180&subNum=10209000865


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 12:40:03 PM
here is the toys r us in the hazlet plaza on state rt. 35 in hazlet plaza. toys r us is 35,000 square feet

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137868535&subNum=10215000767


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 12:47:39 PM
here is the 47,820 square foot toys r us in east brunswick new jersey.

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137868996&subNum=10215000368


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 12:49:14 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
here is the 47,820 square foot toys r us in east brunswick new jersey.

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137868996&subNum=10215000368


this toys r us is in east brunswick nj

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137868996&subNum=10215000368


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 01:01:13 PM
here is the toys r us in freehold nj

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137869592&subNum=10215001511


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 01:02:05 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
here is the toys r us in freehold nj

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137869592&subNum=10215001511


another pic of toys r us in freehold, with changed R.

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137869592&subNum=10215001511


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 01:06:52 PM
here is the kids r us in freehold nj

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137869592&subNum=10215001511


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 01:09:05 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
here is the kids r us in freehold nj

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137869592&subNum=10215001511


here is the kids r us in freehold nj


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 01:37:14 PM
here is the toys r us and kids r us in livingston / west orange new jersey on w. mt. pleasant ave

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137871647&subNum=12205000004


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 01:43:35 PM
this toys r us is in north bergin / weehawken / secaucus new jersey. this toys r us is old school. but i think it was remodeled since articles dated feb 17 showed the store as a purple box. it is on john f kennedy blvd by 30th st

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137872327&subNum=10208000295


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 01:44:52 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this toys r us is in north bergin / weehawken / secaucus new jersey. this toys r us is old school. but i think it was remodeled since articles dated feb 17 showed the store as a purple box

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137872327&subNum=10208000295


here is the sign for the toys r us in north bergin

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137872327&subNum=10208000295


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 01:46:50 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this toys r us is in north bergin / weehawken / secaucus new jersey. this toys r us is old school. but i think it was remodeled since articles dated feb 17 showed the store as a purple box

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137872327&subNum=10208000295


here is the sign for the toys r us in north bergin

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137872327&subNum=10208000295


kids r us is next to staples. this is in north bergin. the toys r us is in back

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137872327&subNum=10208000295


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 01:51:59 PM
toys r us in paramus on rt. 4.

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137872965&subNum=10205000180


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 01:57:08 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
toys r us in paramus on rt. 4.

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137872965&subNum=10205000180


remodeled toys r us in paramus on rt. 4. this store must have been renovated at least once or maybe was renovated twice.

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137872965&subNum=10205000180


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 01:57:45 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
toys r us in paramus on rt. 4.

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137872965&subNum=10205000180


remodeled toys r us in paramus on rt. 4. this store must have been renovated at least once or maybe was renovated twice.

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137872965&subNum=10205000180


here is the toys r us sign in paramus on rt. 4

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137872965&subNum=10205000180


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 02:22:08 PM
here is the toys r us in rockaway / denville on mount hope ave

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137874679&subNum=10208000481


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 02:23:46 PM
this kids r us is in rockway

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137874679&subNum=10208000481


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 02:37:15 PM
here is the original toys r us in eatontown / west long branch nj. it relocated in 2002 to a more modern store. but this original store must have been remodeled in the  early- mid 1990s.

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137875502&subNum=10215000997


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 02:38:03 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
here is the original toys r us in eatontown / west long branch nj. it relocated in 2002 to a more modern store. but this original store must have been remodeled in the  early- mid 1990s.

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137875502&subNum=10215000997


toys r us sign to original eatontown store

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137875502&subNum=10215000997


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 03:07:24 PM
here is the toys r us in brooklyn on flatbush ave in the marine park area. the store is 40,000 square feet.

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137876847&subNum=10213000663


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 03:08:23 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
here is the toys r us in brooklyn on flatbush ave in the marine park area. the store is 40,000 square feet.

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137876847&subNum=10213000663


another of toys r us in brooklyn on flatbush ave

from  http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137876847&subNum=10213000663


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 03:12:13 PM
here is the toys r us in totowa new jersey.

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137877783&subNum=10205000313


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 03:14:47 PM
here is kids r us in totowa nj

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137877783&subNum=10205000313


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 21, 2006, 03:41:53 PM
this toys r us is in union / springfield new jersey and is 47,900 square feet

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137878769&subNum=10208000309


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 25, 2006, 07:27:05 PM
here is the Kids r us in valley stream new york in the green acres mall near the new york city limits

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1138238233&subNum=50125000001


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 25, 2006, 07:29:30 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
here is the Kids r us in valley stream new york in the green acres mall near the new york city limits

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1138238233&subNum=50125000001


more kids r us in valley stream

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1138238233&subNum=50125000001


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Anonymous on February 18, 2006, 09:11:13 PM
Just like most other ones, my local Kids "R" Us became an Office Depot when it closed. My local Toys "R" Us is also closing, and so now my town is only left with a Babies "R" Us.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 18, 2006, 09:11:58 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Anonymous
Just like most other ones, my local Kids "R" Us became an Office Depot when it closed. My local Toys "R" Us is also closing, and so now my town is only left with a Babies "R" Us.


where is this?


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 04:36:14 PM
more of the 49,000 square foot toys r us in woodbridge nj

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140387955&subNum=10215000048


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 04:37:18 PM
toys r us in west windsor / Lawrenceville new jersey

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140388577&subNum=10215000713


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 04:37:50 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
toys r us in west windsor / Lawrenceville new jersey

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140388577&subNum=10215000713


more of lawrenceville toys r us

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140388577&subNum=10215000713


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 04:38:15 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
toys r us in west windsor / Lawrenceville new jersey

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140388577&subNum=10215000713


more of lawrenceville toys r us

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140388577&subNum=10215000713


toys r us sign in lawrenceville nj

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140388577&subNum=10215000713


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: KyleRF on February 19, 2006, 04:38:44 PM
Will that Toys R Us close?


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 04:39:09 PM
former toys r us in baychester new york

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140388716&subNum=12206000100


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 04:41:13 PM
Quote
Originally posted by KyleRF
Will that Toys R Us close?


it is not closing. the only one in new jesrey that is closing very soon is in parsippany.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: KyleRF on February 19, 2006, 04:41:18 PM
What is that Toys R Us now?


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 04:41:58 PM
here is the toys r us in north bay shore new york. on sunrise hwy

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140388759&subNum=10204000167


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 04:42:36 PM
here is the kids r us on north bay shore new york on sunrise hwy

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140388759&subNum=10204000167


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 04:44:22 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
here is the toys r us in north bay shore new york. on sunrise hwy

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140388759&subNum=10204000167


more Toys r us in north bay shore

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140388759&subNum=10204000167


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 05:17:51 PM
here is the toys r us in brooklyn on dekalb road

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140390959&subNum=40213000002


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 05:18:54 PM
here is the closing toys r us in commack new york

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140391088&subNum=50207000443


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 05:20:31 PM
here is the 38,000 square foot Toys r us in huntington new york on rt.110 walt whitman road

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140391195&subNum=10211000636


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 05:29:10 PM
here is the toys r us on long island city new york it says it is 80,000 square feet

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140391696&subNum=10216000138


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 05:29:41 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
here is the toys r us on long island city new york it says it is 80,000 square feet

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140391696&subNum=10216000138


more of toys r us in long island

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140391696&subNum=10216000138


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 05:31:03 PM
here is the toys r us in massapequa new york

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140391815&subNum=10211001065


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 05:47:38 PM
toys r us sign in middle village new york

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140392601&subNum=10216000098


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 05:49:30 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
toys r us sign in middle village new york

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140392601&subNum=10216000098


toys r us in middle village new york

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140392601&subNum=10216000098


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 05:50:55 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
toys r us sign in middle village new york

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140392601&subNum=10216000098


toys r us in middle village new york

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140392601&subNum=10216000098


moer toys r us in middle village

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140392601&subNum=10216000098


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 05:57:07 PM
toys r us in oakdale / sayville / holbrook new york

 from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140393386&subNum=10204000149


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 06:05:27 PM
here is the toys r us in the white plains westchester pavilion

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140393834&subNum=10214000763


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 06:06:10 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the toys r us in the white plains westchester pavilion

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140393834&subNum=10214000763

more of the toys r us, that is 46,850 square feet and opened 1994, in white plains

from here is the borders books in the white plains westchester pavilion

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140393834&subNum=10214000763


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 06:13:43 PM
more toys r us in white plains in the white plains westchester pavilion

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140393834&subNum=10214000763


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 06:14:11 PM
here is the toys r us sign in the white plains westchester pavilion

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140393834&subNum=10214000763


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 06:16:22 PM
here is the toys r us in yonkers new york that is 52,000 square feet

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140394480&subNum=10214000004


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 06:17:18 PM
more toys r us in yonkesr ny

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140394480&subNum=10214000004


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 06:17:40 PM
moer toys r us in yonkers ny

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140394480&subNum=10214000004


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 06:18:15 PM
outer view of toys r us in yonkers ny

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140394480&subNum=10214000004


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 06:23:56 PM
this 39,105 square foot toys r us is on richmond ave on staten island new york

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140394977&subNum=10207000096


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 06:24:37 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
this 39,105 square foot toys r us is on richmond ave on staten island new york

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140394977&subNum=10207000096


here is the toys r us sign for the richmond ave store

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140394977&subNum=10207000096


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 06:25:07 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
this 39,105 square foot toys r us is on richmond ave on staten island new york

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140394977&subNum=10207000096


here is the toys r us sign for the richmond ave store

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140394977&subNum=10207000096


here is the kids r us in staten island on richmond ave

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140394977&subNum=10207000096


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 06:29:08 PM
here is the toys r us in douglastown new york on 61st ave that is a part of queens

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140395288&subNum=10216000001


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 06:34:58 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the toys r us in douglastown new york on 61st ave that is a part of queens

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140395288&subNum=10216000001


more toys r us in douglastown and it is about 47,950 square feet and remodeled in the 1990s and opened like 1985.

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140395288&subNum=10216000001


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 06:37:57 PM
here is the toys r us in the Roosevelt Field new york CArle Place Shopping Center on old Country Road.

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140395642&subNum=10211000105


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 06:38:38 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the toys r us in the Roosevelt Field new york CArle Place Shopping Center on old Country Road.

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140395642&subNum=10211000105


more toys r us in roosevelt field

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140395642&subNum=10211000105


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 06:41:23 PM
here is the toys r us in riverhead new york

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140396047&subNum=10204000359


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 19, 2006, 06:41:54 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the toys r us in riverhead new york

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140396047&subNum=10204000359


more toys r us in riverhead ny

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140396047&subNum=10204000359


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on February 24, 2006, 10:49:38 PM
if u look at the refectiomn on the window of caldor u can se eteh Newington toys r us i dont think this location willclsoe because when i was there it was packed with people some were looking at me crazy when i was takeing pics of the caldor also this toys r us is kida the only toy store around


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on February 26, 2006, 04:19:31 PM
here is the toys r us sign in milford ct

from http://www.northeastroads.com/connecticut095/i-095_nb_exit_040_03.jpg


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on March 01, 2006, 07:28:57 PM
here is the toys r us closing in bradley il

from http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/toysrus.html


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on March 02, 2006, 08:38:44 PM
Here's a shot of the Toys "R" Us inside the Holyoke Mall in Massachusetts. It's sporting the '90s style... but not for too much longer. It will soon be converted into a Babies "R" Us.

Mall security almost busted me for taking this which is why I have no interior shots (yet). The opening to the store looks really old-looking... my guess is they built this when the mall opened in the 80s.

EDIT - Picture size too big. mUST BE 640x480 resolution. Thanks.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on March 02, 2006, 08:45:54 PM
Can anyone confirm which locations are still 1980s brown/rainbow colored buildings? The last one I knew of around me (I live in Connecticut) was in Danbury and they renovated it a little under a year ago I think. I'm one of those lucky states whose stores are not closing!

Also, if anyone has any historical pictures of the one in Corbin's Corner/West Hartford, I'd like to see them seeing as I practically grew up at that store.

Another thing... does anyone have interior shots of any of the older stores (pre-renovation)?


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on March 02, 2006, 09:39:43 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Can anyone confirm which locations are still 1980s brown/rainbow colored buildings? The last one I knew of around me (I live in Connecticut) was in Danbury and they renovated it a little under a year ago I think. I'm one of those lucky states whose stores are not closing!

Also, if anyone has any historical pictures of the one in Corbin's Corner/West Hartford, I'd like to see them seeing as I practically grew up at that store.

Another thing... does anyone have interior shots of any of the older stores (pre-renovation)?


from teh looks of it that toys r us probley opend in 1992 i dont think it opend in te 80s it might have been added on latter and ive been to the toys r us in danbury before idk when that stor eopend im gonna guss around the time the mall opend or after so i would say the danbury location opend in 1988 1989 i think it had the rainbow panted stripes on it it kida reminded me of this gum i use t liek wheni was little fruit strped gum idk if they mak eit any more but any way there also use to be a kids r us locaed next to ui withc is now a babies r us hears a old pic of the danbury location probley takeind sin teh late 90s


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on March 02, 2006, 09:47:38 PM
hears a older pic of the danbury one with the strips on it u have to look real clsoe in teh pic to nodice


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on March 03, 2006, 11:07:16 AM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Here's a shot of the Toys "R" Us inside the Holyoke Mall in Massachusetts. It's sporting the '90s style... but not for too much longer. It will soon be converted into a Babies "R" Us.

Mall security almost busted me for taking this which is why I have no interior shots (yet). The opening to the store looks really old-looking... my guess is they built this when the mall opened in the 80s.


they opened this 36,000 square foot store in fall 1995 and it was part of the mall's expansion area. they need this store in the mall as no toy store except target will be left. mall security almost busted me when I photographed this mall a few years back. mall security is tight around this mall. so they sohuld keep this toys r us, but there is no toys r us arouind springfield. the store has a weird exit area.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on March 03, 2006, 11:58:17 AM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Can anyone confirm which locations are still 1980s brown/rainbow colored buildings? The last one I knew of around me (I live in Connecticut) was in Danbury and they renovated it a little under a year ago I think. I'm one of those lucky states whose stores are not closing!

Also, if anyone has any historical pictures of the one in Corbin's Corner/West Hartford, I'd like to see them seeing as I practically grew up at that store.

Another thing... does anyone have interior shots of any of the older stores (pre-renovation)?


I have no interoir shots and none of west hartford.

I too want to know where there are still old school Toys r us: The one in Woburn mass (I last saw it in 2000) had the old school look when I Saw it and I think it still looks that way. I thought hte one in swansea mass would, but it looked like it had a cheap remodeling job. There are proably some old school toys r us' out their. my fav look are the old school looks because it is classic (Thought it is outdated to people and it appears to me they did away with the old school TOys r us look in the 1989-1990 bridge). I went to the one in bangor maine in 1999 and it had the old school lok and from the store number it seems it opened in 1989 or the later part of that year, but I heard that the brown was repainted white and that was it. My other fav look is the blue with yellow tinted glass windows (The ones in newington nh, warwick ri, and portland maine and glens falls ny look that way and that look is awesome). my least fav toys r us design is the white one, it is dull and most of the toys r us' I see look that way. the springfield one looks that way, but it looks like it was remodeled at some point as in the side of the store is black lining and has the toys rus lettering.

again, I too hope to find old school toys r us'. we have the same interest in the old look it seems. those old school toys r us looks is rare! as most of have remodeled, and relocated or closed. the one in new haven ct looked that way before it closed from what I saw. some pictures on this topic have old school toys r us looks. is the one in west hartford big? I want to go to that mall across the street from it.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on March 03, 2006, 05:24:31 PM
here is kids r us in east brunswick nj in 18 central

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1141428180&subNum=10215000369


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on March 03, 2006, 05:25:09 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is kids r us in east brunswick nj in 18 central

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1141428180&subNum=10215000369


here is kids r us sign in east brunswick nj

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1141428180&subNum=10215000369


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on March 03, 2006, 05:30:11 PM
here is kids r us in livingston township / west orange nj

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1141428542&subNum=10205000462


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on March 03, 2006, 05:31:36 PM
here is kids r us in north bergin nj in john f. kennedy blvd

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1141428630&subNum=10208000326


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on March 03, 2006, 05:32:16 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is kids r us in north bergin nj in john f. kennedy blvd

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1141428630&subNum=10208000326

more kids r us in north bergin nj and this is an interesting location'

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1141428630&subNum=10208000326


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on March 03, 2006, 05:32:45 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is kids r us in north bergin nj in john f. kennedy blvd

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1141428630&subNum=10208000326

more kids r us in north bergin nj and this is an interesting location'

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1141428630&subNum=10208000326


more kids r us in north bergin

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1141428630&subNum=10208000326


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on March 03, 2006, 05:35:07 PM
here is kids r us in paramus on state hwy 17

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1141428843&subNum=10205000726


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on March 03, 2006, 05:35:41 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is kids r us in paramus on state hwy 17

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1141428843&subNum=10205000726


more kids r us in paramus nj on state hwy 17

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1141428843&subNum=10205000726


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on March 03, 2006, 05:51:00 PM
here is the kids r us in brooklyn in atlantic cneter on atlantic ave

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1141429324&subNum=12213000087


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on March 03, 2006, 05:51:48 PM
here is the kids r us in massapequa new york

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1141429726&subNum=50211000059


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on March 03, 2006, 05:52:32 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the kids r us in massapequa new york

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1141429726&subNum=50211000059


kids r us sign in massapequa new york

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1141429726&subNum=50211000059


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on March 04, 2006, 12:08:02 AM
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Originally posted by Caldor1999
anybody know when teh danbury CT location opened up im giuessing it was in 1986 when the mall opend up it use to have the old look to it but it could have opebnd a few years after teh mall didi


It opened spring 1988.


hmm tghast the same time the JC Penny at the mall opended up hey im wondering to u ahve a pic of it before it got rentvated cause i rememebrit haveiong the old school look with teh strips


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Anonymous on March 04, 2006, 12:13:41 PM
I can confirm the Toys "R" Us in Danbury was the old brown building. I remember visiting it in 2005 (early if I can recall correctly) and mentioning how old the building looked (exterior) seeing as most ones I visited in Connecticut have remodeled in accordance with the early to late 90s or later models. Interesting note: If you've ever visited the store in the past, you'll know the entrance is practically the same horseshoe that you once walked through (except now you don't have to walk through it). Look for it!

About the one in Springfield... it's about 8 miles after you get off Indian Orchard exit. It took me an hour to get there from Farmington, CT (went a few weeks ago) and its an early 90s style and really small. Its one of those Kids "R" Us hybrids.

Down the road, there's a former KRU building occupied by Namco (the pool store). I almost took a shot of it but I'm paranoid.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on March 05, 2006, 11:31:09 AM
Forgot to login... that was me "Anonymous" who posted above :)


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on March 05, 2006, 03:07:29 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Forgot to login... that was me "Anonymous" who posted above :)
o heh so u hav been to teh danbury location thats cool i havent been in that toys r us for awile now


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on March 05, 2006, 04:05:14 PM
Stopped in last month upon my drive to the Danbury Fair Mall. I had known it was renovated since the last two or three visits (I'm there every two or so months usually).

The one in Waterbury (near Brass Mill Center) was one of the first prototype planned stores from stratch and probably the newest one in Connecticut. Needless to say, when I visited in 1998 or so, I was taken aback by the dramatic new look. I want the old one back now though...

I've got some abandoned Kids "R" Us (and early 90's white Toys "R" Us adjacent to the empty husk) pics to post here soon as I'm just getting back from the Manchester, NH location. Check back soon...


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on March 05, 2006, 07:17:19 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Stopped in last month upon my drive to the Danbury Fair Mall. I had known it was renovated since the last two or three visits (I'm there every two or so months usually).

The one in Waterbury (near Brass Mill Center) was one of the first prototype planned stores from stratch and probably the newest one in Connecticut. Needless to say, when I visited in 1998 or so, I was taken aback by the dramatic new look. I want the old one back now though...

I've got some abandoned Kids "R" Us (and early 90's white Toys "R" Us adjacent to the empty husk) pics to post here soon as I'm just getting back from the Manchester, NH location. Check back soon...


The kids r us in manchester is still abandoned. the toys r us in manchester looks like the one in springfield. I was told there was a Toys r us in waterbury Ct 2 miles away from, the current one and the old one in waterbury was brown.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on March 05, 2006, 11:09:30 PM
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Originally posted by d_fifeThe kids r us in manchester is still abandoned. the toys r us in manchester looks like the one in springfield. I was told there was a Toys r us in waterbury Ct 2 miles away from, the current one and the old one in waterbury was brown.


I'd like to know where there's an older Toys "R" Us in Waterbury. Since it's a very low-income town, there's a chance it's still undeveloped property but If the empty building is still there, that'd be a fascinating photo shoot. However, since Waterbury isn't a very safe area to go exploring in, I'm not too anxious to go looking around. It's bad enough seeing the Brass Mill Center located in the center of that hellish city.

I was wondering if the abandoned Toys "R" Us (I was told it was a KRU but it looks like a TRU circa 1980s) in East Haven, CT is still there... (but East Haven is another caution area I'm told).

Also, d_fife, do you have any idea how long Kids "R" Us in Manchester, NH has been abandoned?


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on March 05, 2006, 11:15:48 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
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Originally posted by d_fifeThe kids r us in manchester is still abandoned. the toys r us in manchester looks like the one in springfield. I was told there was a Toys r us in waterbury Ct 2 miles away from, the current one and the old one in waterbury was brown.


I'd like to know where there's an older Toys "R" Us in Waterbury. Since it's a very low-income town, there's a chance it's still undeveloped property but If the empty building is still there, that'd be a fascinating photo shoot. However, since Waterbury isn't a very safe area to go exploring in, I'm not too anxious to go looking around. It's bad enough seeing the Brass Mill Center located in the center of that hellish city.

I was wondering if the abandoned Toys "R" Us (I was told it was a KRU but it looks like a TRU circa 1980s) in East Haven, CT is still there... (but East Haven is another caution area I'm told).

Also, d_fife, do you have any idea how long Kids "R" Us in Manchester, NH has been abandoned?


The OLD TOys r us in waterbury was on wolcott st across from the NAguatuck valely mall and the TOys r us has been redeveloped to another thing and nothing is left of the old Toys r us, from what I have haerd. I have heard that waterbury is crimey.

and the kids r us in manchester has been vacant for 2 years.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on March 05, 2006, 11:22:00 PM
It's not accepting my attachments right now... I'll post my pictures tomorrow.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on March 06, 2006, 09:08:16 AM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
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Originally posted by d_fifeThe kids r us in manchester is still abandoned. the toys r us in manchester looks like the one in springfield. I was told there was a Toys r us in waterbury Ct 2 miles away from, the current one and the old one in waterbury was brown.


I'd like to know where there's an older Toys "R" Us in Waterbury. Since it's a very low-income town, there's a chance it's still undeveloped property but If the empty building is still there, that'd be a fascinating photo shoot. However, since Waterbury isn't a very safe area to go exploring in, I'm not too anxious to go looking around. It's bad enough seeing the Brass Mill Center located in the center of that hellish city.

I was wondering if the abandoned Toys "R" Us (I was told it was a KRU but it looks like a TRU circa 1980s) in East Haven, CT is still there... (but East Haven is another caution area I'm told).

Also, d_fife, do you have any idea how long Kids "R" Us in Manchester, NH has been abandoned?


I heard the abandoned Toys r us in east haven is becoming a Carmax and may not still be vacant, meaning the vacant building may be gone.


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Post by: Anonymous on March 06, 2006, 03:56:49 PM
Let's see if the attachments are working...


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Post by: d_fife on March 06, 2006, 06:50:38 PM
here is the toys r us in east brunswick nj


from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1141692570&subNum=10215000368


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 06, 2006, 08:53:58 PM
Here's the Kids "R" Us from Manchester, New Hampshire.

EDIT- Picture size too big. Must be 640x480 resolution. Thanks.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 06, 2006, 09:02:32 PM
Here's another (smaller) front shot

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Post by: XISMZERO on March 06, 2006, 09:05:24 PM
Here's the building next to Toys "R" Us (and you can even see the massive signage on the end)

EDIT - Picture too big. Must be 640x480 resolution. Thanks.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 06, 2006, 09:07:39 PM
I heard there's two more in the area; one in Salem and Concord. I think the one in Concord is 20 minutes away. Any information on either of these?


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Post by: d_fife on March 06, 2006, 09:22:23 PM
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I heard there's two more in the area; one in Salem and Concord. I think the one in Concord is 20 minutes away. Any information on either of these?


those Toys r us' have Kids r us' clothing in them.


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Post by: Caldor1999 on March 06, 2006, 10:54:29 PM
theres still a kids r us open at the one in jerfferson valley its insid eteh toys r us though but idk if they got rid of thoughs to the sighs still up and evreythibng there was also one in danbury CT wist opend in 1988 that one clsoed and became a babies r us witch is what happend to alot of the kids r us but any dose any one have a pic of the danbury one before the renvation when ti had teh old school 80s /early 90's look


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 07, 2006, 12:25:08 PM
I'd like to see a pic of the Danbury one as well. I'm almost certain it was the last and only CT stores to receive a late renovation (understandable too, since that property and around the mall was very old up until about 2004).

I'm so disappointed I never took a pic of it when it existed because I remember mentioning how old it looked (it was creepy too, just approaching the building almost made me believe I was going through a time warp).

Does anyone know exactly when this one received it's blue and yellow glass renovation? I remember a time where I had been away from Danbury for about half a year but it seems like it was still old-school just a year back.

With all these Toys "R" Us stores closing (all around/outside of CT), this might be a prime opportunity to take pictures of the vacant properties. I'll be working on that soon...

Also...

The one on 2251 West Cermak Road in Chicago is still 1980s old according to Google Maps/Earth (it's got a "2005" mark on it). You can also see the pic of it on the contractor's webpage -- inexplicably no year submitted (Henry Bros./The Ramos Group)

However!

I went ahead and checked out the Toys "R" Us's webpage and they claim there is no Toys "R" Us located on "2251" but instead there's one down the way on  7451 West Cermak Road, North Riverside, IL 60546. This leads me to believe they've either relocated or readdressed themselves.

Furthermore...

Google Maps, Yahoo Yellow Pages and Toys "R" Us's page seem to conflict. I'm willing to bet TRU's page is accurate while Yahoo Yellow is a tad outdated along with Google Maps which havent updated their satellite imagery since 2005.

Here's the image Google Maps sees a Toys "R" Us, which is clearly distinct, on 2251 Cermak...

EDIT- Picture size too big. Must be 640x480 resolution.


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Post by: Caldor1999 on March 07, 2006, 03:24:23 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
I'd like to see a pic of the Danbury one as well. I'm almost certain it was the last and only CT stores to receive a late renovation (understandable too, since that property and around the mall was very old up until about 2004).

I'm so disappointed I never took a pic of it when it existed because I remember mentioning how old it looked (it was creepy too, just approaching the building almost made me believe I was going through a time warp).

Does anyone know exactly when this one received it's blue and yellow glass renovation? I remember a time where I had been away from Danbury for about half a year but it seems like it was still old-school just a year back.

With all these Toys "R" Us stores closing (all around/outside of CT), this might be a prime opportunity to take pictures of the vacant properties. I'll be working on that soon...

Also...

The one on 2251 West Cermak Road in Chicago is still 1980s old according to Google Maps/Earth (it's got a "2005" mark on it). You can also see the pic of it on the contractor's webpage -- inexplicably no year submitted (Henry Bros./The Ramos Group)

However!

I went ahead and checked out the Toys "R" Us's webpage and they claim there is no Toys "R" Us located on "2251" but instead there's one down the way on  7451 West Cermak Road, North Riverside, IL 60546. This leads me to believe they've either relocated or readdressed themselves.

Furthermore...

Google Maps, Yahoo Yellow Pages and Toys "R" Us's page seem to conflict. I'm willing to bet TRU's page is accurate while Yahoo Yellow is a tad outdated along with Google Maps which havent updated their satellite imagery since 2005.

Here's the image Google Maps sees a Toys "R" Us, which is clearly distinct, on 2251 Cermak...



the danbury one got rentvated in 1998 10 years after it opened i also think the kids r us got rentvated too but idk


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 07, 2006, 11:43:39 PM
Danbury Toys "R" Us might've received it's interior renovation in 1998 but the exterior remained old for a number of years after. It probably got revamped only a little over a year back. While I haven't the proof, I have a sharp memory and I've visited Danbury many times in my day. Also, I didn't have my license in 1998 and I remember driving myself to Danbury and seeing it outdated which means it was old up until 2002 or a little beyond.

I really wish we had some pictures of it! It was such a retro building (and one of the only ones in CT)!


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on March 08, 2006, 10:33:20 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Danbury Toys "R" Us might've received it's interior renovation in 1998 but the exterior remained old for a number of years after. It probably got revamped only a little over a year back. While I haven't the proof, I have a sharp memory and I've visited Danbury many times in my day. Also, I didn't have my license in 1998 and I remember driving myself to Danbury and seeing it outdated which means it was old up until 2002 or a little beyond.

I really wish we had some pictures of it! It was such a retro building (and one of the only ones in CT)!



yea thats what im probley thinking the danbury toys r us is as old as me it even opend around the time i was born 1988 but it use to have the toys r us graffe a s apart of the logo but they took it off


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Post by: AmesNewington on March 09, 2006, 09:30:42 AM
I went to the Newington TRU Saturday for a birthday gift for someone and the store was quite busy. They are smart to stay open with Stew Leonards coming to Caldor in 2007. It will do even better when the new food store opens.


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Post by: Caldor1999 on March 09, 2006, 03:44:53 PM
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I went to the Newington TRU Saturday for a birthday gift for someone and the store was quite busy. They are smart to stay open with Stew Leonards coming to Caldor in 2007. It will do even better when the new food store opens.


it was busy when i went there to i took pics of the caldor and u can se eteh toys r us in teh backround in this pic


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 10, 2006, 12:57:38 PM
Some pics of an older logo on the sides of the Toys "R" Us in Newington, CT in the skeletal Newington Fair plaza.

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Post by: XISMZERO on March 10, 2006, 12:59:40 PM
Toys "R" Us in Newington with the Caldor in the background...

EDIT - Picture size too big. Must be 640x480 resolution. Thanks.


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Post by: d_fife on March 10, 2006, 07:54:41 PM
here is the kids r us in hartsdale ny

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1142042020&subNum=10214000549


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Post by: d_fife on March 10, 2006, 07:55:15 PM
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here is the kids r us in hartsdale ny

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1142042020&subNum=10214000549


here is the kids r us sign in hartsdale ny

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1142042020&subNum=10214000549


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Post by: d_fife on March 10, 2006, 07:57:09 PM
here is the kids r us in roosevelt field ny

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1142042188&subNum=10211000108


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Post by: d_fife on March 10, 2006, 08:07:18 PM
here is the kids r us in lake grove ny on nesconset hwy

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1142042641&subNum=10211000897


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Post by: d_fife on March 10, 2006, 08:07:53 PM
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here is the kids r us in lake grove ny on nesconset hwy

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1142042641&subNum=10211000897


more kids r us in lake grove on nesconset hwy

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1142042641&subNum=10211000897


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Post by: d_fife on March 10, 2006, 08:08:39 PM
here is the kids r us on herald square

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1142042842&subNum=30121001374


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 13, 2006, 09:52:51 PM
March 13, 2006: Update on the East Haven, CT former Toys "R" Us/Bradlees plaza. I went down Frontage Road where it was... the entire property is fenced-off dirt and the Carmax is in the process of being built. Nothing is up yet... looks like I missed out capturing the abandoned old building.

I came back with photos... but not of the property (the area is like a warzone with all the construction going on in the area). I stopped in the National Wholesale Liquidators and found some cool old shopping cart sightings from Caldor, Ames, Bradlees and Lechmere! I left quickly... the area is kind of run down and nasty to be around.


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Post by: d_fife on March 13, 2006, 11:26:06 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
March 13, 2006: Update on the East Haven, CT former Toys "R" Us/Bradlees plaza. I went down Frontage Road where it was... the entire property is fenced-off dirt and the Carmax is in the process of being built. Nothing is up yet... looks like I missed out capturing the abandoned old building.

I came back with photos... but not of the property (the area is like a warzone with all the construction going on in the area). I stopped in the National Wholesale Liquidators and found some cool old shopping cart sightings from Caldor, Ames, Bradlees and Lechmere! I left quickly... the area is kind of run down and nasty to be around.


new haven is not one of the best areas to be around.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on March 15, 2006, 07:48:06 PM
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this toys r us is in naunet new york and is 38,050 square feet and i had the picture of its look before it was remodeled. i do not know where it is.


this is the older look of the Toys r us in naunet new york.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


anoither look of toys r us in naunet new york.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


what years did the naunet new york
toys r us open up?
juggen by the older pic i would have to say mid to late 80's


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 15, 2006, 08:58:12 PM
Speaking of East Haven, there was a shooting right there on Frontage Road today. Lucky I decided to go on Monday. Did I forget to mention I'm never going back there?

from my local radio station
http://www.wtic.com/pages/15365.php


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Post by: d_fife on March 15, 2006, 09:57:06 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
this toys r us is in naunet new york and is 38,050 square feet and i had the picture of its look before it was remodeled. i do not know where it is.


this is the older look of the Toys r us in naunet new york.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


anoither look of toys r us in naunet new york.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


it looks more like the early 1980s to me. or maybe 1979 or 1978.

what years did the naunet new york
toys r us open up?
juggen by the older pic i would have to say mid to late 80's


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Post by: Caldor1999 on March 15, 2006, 10:00:27 PM
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this toys r us is in naunet new york and is 38,050 square feet and i had the picture of its look before it was remodeled. i do not know where it is.


this is the older look of the Toys r us in naunet new york.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


anoither look of toys r us in naunet new york.

ngoldstein@thegoldsteingroup.com of the
www.siteride.com


it looks more like the early 1980s to me. or maybe 1979 or 1978.

what years did the naunet new york
toys r us open up?
juggen by the older pic i would have to say mid to late 80's


i odont think so the rainbow walls and the brown and such was teh look they did in the 80's

it kida looks like this one that opend in 1985 and clsoed in 2003

i also think this is simaler to how the danbury one looked when it opned in 1988


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on March 16, 2006, 10:21:32 PM
Hmmm... that'd be a sweet photo shoot. Does it still exist in it's abandoned lot today?


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Post by: Caldor1999 on March 16, 2006, 10:35:58 PM
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Hmmm... that'd be a sweet photo shoot. Does it still exist in it's abandoned lot today?



from what in know it odse i beileve that pic was taken last year


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Post by: BillyGr on March 27, 2006, 10:25:36 PM
First off, the Toys R Us on Wolf Road in Albany - this is an older store and had the brown roof at one time.

The 2nd is the (now closed) Kids R Us in Crossgates Commons (across Washington Ave from Crossgates Mall) in Guilderland.  This store was previously in the Northway Mall (in fact, it took up what had been about 3 large store spots in the "Off Price" section which was at the far left of the mall looking from the parking lot.  As you entered that set of doors, KRU was the ONLY thing on the right side until you got back to the corner.


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Post by: d_fife on March 28, 2006, 11:57:34 AM
here is the 46,000 sf toys r us in clifton park that opened in 1991. it is across the mall

the one in albany opened in 1978.


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Post by: d_fife on March 28, 2006, 12:02:51 PM
tihs toys r us is in new hartford (near utica) new york and it was built in teh late 1980s.


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Post by: d_fife on March 28, 2006, 12:04:15 PM
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tihs toys r us is in new hartford (near utica) new york and it was built in teh late 1980s.


here is the vacant kids r us next to the toys r us in new hartford


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 28, 2006, 06:46:45 PM
Keep those updates comin'... Hopefully we'll find a retro TRU store soon...


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Post by: d_fife on March 28, 2006, 10:01:34 PM
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tihs toys r us is in new hartford (near utica) new york and it was built in teh late 1980s.


here is the vacant kids r us next to the toys r us in new hartford


taken at night in new hartford. I was told the store was remodeled a few years ago.


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Post by: d_fife on March 28, 2006, 10:07:20 PM
this is the toys r us in clay new york. it was built in 1988 and is the only toys r us left around syracuse. it is a big one. yet it is the first time in years i had been to a brown one.


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Post by: d_fife on March 28, 2006, 10:16:29 PM
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this is the toys r us in clay new york. it was built in 1988 and is the only toys r us left around syracuse. it is a big one. yet it is the first time in years i had been to a brown one.


more of the one in clay newy ork


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Post by: d_fife on March 28, 2006, 10:19:11 PM
here is the closed toys r us in dewitt new york that just closed and it was 45,900 sf and opened november 1993. they had proopsed to build it in 1983 and got a lot of fights in building it and gave up for years and reconsidered dewitt. now the only toys r us in syracusse is in dewitt. I went to the one in clay at one pm.


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Post by: d_fife on March 28, 2006, 10:21:55 PM
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here is the closed toys r us in dewitt new york that just closed and it was 45,900 sf and opened november 1993. they had proopsed to build it in 1983 and got a lot of fights in building it and gave up for years and reconsidered dewitt. now the only toys r us in syracusse is in dewitt. I went to the one in clay at one pm.


more of the closed store in dewitt new york


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Post by: d_fife on March 28, 2006, 10:24:35 PM
here is the toys r s in elmira new york. it is actually in horseheads and across the arnot mall. i was told it was built in the late 1980s. notice how it has the old style look


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 28, 2006, 10:28:48 PM
Wow! Are these recent?


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Post by: d_fife on March 28, 2006, 10:29:15 PM
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here is the toys r s in elmira new york. i was told it was built in the late 1980s. notice how it has the old style look


yes these are recent. and this is the rest of the toys r us in elmira. the store was big.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on March 28, 2006, 10:33:39 PM
I thought the Clay Toys "R" Us was slated for closure. Anyway, I might have to do a trip to New York. Finding a brown Toys "R" Us is still high on my list.


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Post by: d_fife on March 28, 2006, 10:34:19 PM
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here is the toys r s in elmira new york. i was told it was built in the late 1980s. notice how it has the old style look


yes these are recent. and this is the rest of the toys r us in elmira. the store was big.


here is the toys r us sign in elmira. that was older toys r us' signs look like


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Post by: d_fife on March 28, 2006, 10:36:15 PM
here is the babies r us in latham new york near the target off the northway. it opened in november 2004.


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Post by: d_fife on March 28, 2006, 10:39:24 PM
here is the babies r us near downtown in syracuse new york. this babies r us led to the carousel mall


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Post by: d_fife on March 28, 2006, 10:43:46 PM
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I thought the Clay Toys "R" Us was slated for closure. Anyway, I might have to do a trip to New York. Finding a brown Toys "R" Us is still high on my list.


the one in dewitt was slated for closure, not clay. brown toys r us' are hard to find and this was the first time in like 5-6 yeras i have seen a brown toys r us.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on March 28, 2006, 10:45:44 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
this is the toys r us in clay new york. it was built in 1988 and is the only toys r us left around syracuse. it is a big one. yet it is the first time in years i had been to a brown one.


the danbury one had that look it was also bulit the same ehar as that one to and had teh ssame stylejust with out kids r us witch was located right next to it


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on March 29, 2006, 07:35:25 AM
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here is the toys r s in elmira new york. i was told it was built in the late 1980s. notice how it has the old style look


yes these are recent. and this is the rest of the toys r us in elmira. the store was big.



is that kids r us still in uses in therecause teh jeffersonvalley torys r us witch opend in the early 90s had a ids r us there but i was in tehrer last chrismas and i dident see anything


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on March 29, 2006, 08:51:23 PM
Here's a burning question... what did the TRU in Clay or Elmira look like inside? Did they use the game ticket system still? Did they ever do a "maze" style remodel like most newer stores?


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Post by: d_fife on March 29, 2006, 09:01:23 PM
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Here's a burning question... what did the TRU in Clay or Elmira look like inside? Did they use the game ticket system still? Did they ever do a "maze" style remodel like most newer stores?


the one in elmira was yellow inside and clay's inside was whiteish and elmira had kids r us departments still. teh entrances were not changed.l I do not under ttand the game ticket thing


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 29, 2006, 11:38:22 PM
Back before the late 90's remodel scheme, Toys "R" Us stores used to have ticket slips for their games you'd take to the register to pay for and later pick up the game from the front of the store. This was scrapped later as they began carrying games on the shelves a la Best Buy as well as behind glass on shelves a la an EB.


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Post by: d_fife on April 02, 2006, 01:30:39 PM
here is the toys r us that just closed in hampton va

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Post by: d_fife on April 02, 2006, 01:31:05 PM
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here is the toys r us that just closed in hampton va

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here is the trailer in that store

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Post by: d_fife on April 02, 2006, 01:31:30 PM
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here is the toys r us that just closed in hampton va

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here is the trailer in that store

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here is the sign for that store in hampton

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Post by: amesman on April 02, 2006, 02:19:39 PM
Here's my shot of the Clay, New York Toys R Us. I didn't know the Dewitt one closed. I saw it last summer when I was out there. I should've went in..


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Post by: powersbt on April 02, 2006, 04:17:37 PM
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Here's my shot of the Clay, New York Toys R Us. I didn't know the Dewitt one closed. I saw it last summer when I was out there. I should've went in..


Is that the Toys 'R Us that is over by Great Northern Mall?? I haven't been over that way in a few years now, but it was a treat seeing the Old School style.


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Post by: amesman on April 02, 2006, 04:58:58 PM
yep, that's the Toys R Us located next to Great Northern Mall. Speaking of Great Northern, I had great picture coverage of the interior of the mall, and the old school Dick's Sporting Goods(which has since been remodeled..go figure), but an a-hole security guard(trust me, he wasn't a nice guy about it) made me delete every single picture of the mall I had off my camera. I got some payback though. A year later(last summer) I drove around the mall and took exterior pictures.


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Post by: d_fife on April 02, 2006, 05:40:04 PM
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yep, that's the Toys R Us located next to Great Northern Mall. Speaking of Great Northern, I had great picture coverage of the interior of the mall, and the old school Dick's Sporting Goods(which has since been remodeled..go figure), but an a-hole security guard(trust me, he wasn't a nice guy about it) made me delete every single picture of the mall I had off my camera. I got some payback though. A year later(last summer) I drove around the mall and took exterior pictures.


hey I got yelled at by mall security at the mall too. But they did not have me delete every picture from my camera. That mall is STRICT ABOUT PICTURES!!!! I took pictures on the outside. they told me that they don't want pictures due to marketing issues.

Now abotu Toys r us, that one in clay told me it was built in 1988.


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Post by: d_fife on April 02, 2006, 05:41:18 PM
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Here's my shot of the Clay, New York Toys R Us. I didn't know the Dewitt one closed. I saw it last summer when I was out there. I should've went in..


dewitt closed recently one of my pictures shows it vacant. It was part of the 87 stores. How much business did the one in dewitt get?


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Post by: powersbt on April 02, 2006, 07:12:39 PM
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yep, that's the Toys R Us located next to Great Northern Mall. Speaking of Great Northern, I had great picture coverage of the interior of the mall, and the old school Dick's Sporting Goods(which has since been remodeled..go figure), but an a-hole security guard(trust me, he wasn't a nice guy about it) made me delete every single picture of the mall I had off my camera. I got some payback though. A year later(last summer) I drove around the mall and took exterior pictures.


Really...To an extent I can see about not wanting you to take photos of inside the mall. I am sure that if you went straight to the Mall Offices beforehand and asked for permission, you may have been able to get permission to do so. I'm sure you don't look like someone who is there to cause trouble. However, If they "made" you delete the photos off of your camera, I would have told them to "Have a Nice Day." They have no business making you delete photos off of your own camera.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 02, 2006, 09:20:54 PM
They tried to get me to delete my Toys "R" Us photos from Holyoke Mall in Massachusetts. I just suggested I put it away because I was not about to delete my pictures. They'd have to arrest me first.

Anyway, that Clay TRU is amazing. Unfortunately, it's over 3 hours away from my hometown. I suggest anyone in that area get some more photos of it!


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 02, 2006, 09:36:11 PM
Here's the Toys "R" Us in Hamden, Connecticut located on Dixwell Avenue. It's glossy, sheen, and brand-new looking! By far, one of the nicest stand-alone stores in the state.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 02, 2006, 09:37:43 PM
Found a retro trailer in the back of the store which seemed very old. Note how there's no "Kids "R" Us" logo anywhere to be found like most of the trailers.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 02, 2006, 09:38:30 PM
Found a fleet of strange Toys "R" Us Kids World carts blended with normal Toys "R" Us carts at the Hamden location.


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 09:33:15 PM
here is the toys r us in johnson city (just outside binghamton) new york that is east of the oakdale mall. Notice it looks to have been remodeled. It was probably remodeled 5 years ago.


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 09:39:18 PM
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here is the toys r us in johnson city (just outside binghamton) new york that is east of the oakdale mall. Notice it looks to have been remodeled. It was probably remodeled 5 years ago.


more of the toys r us in johnson city


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 09:42:23 PM
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here is the toys r us in johnson city (just outside binghamton) new york that is east of the oakdale mall. Notice it looks to have been remodeled. It was probably remodeled 5 years ago.


more of the toys r us in johnson city


here is the Kids r us that was adjacent to teh Toys r us in johnson city. The kids r us closed 4 years ago.


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 09:45:10 PM
here is the toys r us in williamsport pennsylvania (pennsdale) that is just outside the lycoming mall. IT was probably built 10 yeras ago. it was a small store.


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 09:47:42 PM
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here is the toys r us in williamsport pennsylvania that is just outside the lycoming mall. IT was probably built 10 yeras ago. it was a small store.


the side of the toys r us in williamsport


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 09:50:42 PM
here is the toys r us in wilkes barre pa. This is the kind of TOys r us I like. the store was big and it was busy. It was probably remdoeled like 8 yaers ago.


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 09:54:30 PM
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here is the toys r us in wilkes barre pa. This is the kind of TOys r us I like. the store was big and it was busy. It was probably remdoeled like 8 yaers ago.


more toys r us in wilkes barre


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 09:56:28 PM
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here is the toys r us in wilkes barre pa. This is the kind of TOys r us I like. the store was big and it was busy. It was probably remdoeled like 8 yaers ago.


more toys r us in wilkes barre


here is the side of toys r us in wilkes barre


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 09:58:33 PM
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here is the toys r us in wilkes barre pa. This is the kind of TOys r us I like. the store was big and it was busy. It was probably remdoeled like 8 yaers ago.


more toys r us in wilkes barre


here is the side of toys r us in wilkes barre


here is the other side of the toys r us in wilkes barre


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 10:00:35 PM
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here is the toys r us in wilkes barre pa. This is the kind of TOys r us I like. the store was big and it was busy. It was probably remdoeled like 8 yaers ago.


more toys r us in wilkes barre


here is the side of toys r us in wilkes barre


here is the other side of the toys r us in wilkes barre


here is the toys r us sign in wilkes barre


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 10:02:52 PM
here is the former kids r us in wilkes barre pa. it is outside the wyoming valley mall.


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 10:06:26 PM
here is the babies r us in wilkes barre pa in the target plaza.


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 10:08:29 PM
here is the toys r us in scranton pa that opened in 1993. it was fairly big.


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 10:10:08 PM
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here is the toys r us in scranton pa that opened in 1993. it was fairly big.


more of the scranton store.


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 10:13:10 PM
here is the babies r us in middletown new york. IT was formerly kids r us.


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 10:15:21 PM
here is the toys r us in middletown new york. the store was fairly big. it was probably built in 1992.


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 10:17:46 PM
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here is the toys r us in middletown new york. the store was fairly big. it was probably built in 1992.


more of the middletown toys r us.


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 10:19:40 PM
here is the former Kids r us in poughkeepsie new york.


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 10:22:13 PM
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here is the former Kids r us in poughkeepsie new york.


here is the kids r us sign in poughkeepsie ny


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 10:25:16 PM
here is the babies r us in poughkeepsie ny that opened a few years ago.


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 10:28:04 PM
here is the toys r us in poughkeepsie new york that opened in 1988, it is a big one. it appears to have been remodeled, like 5 years ago maybe.


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 10:30:24 PM
here is the toys r us in kingston new york. this was a smaller Toys r us. it was probably built 10 yeras ago.


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 10:32:44 PM
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here is the toys r us in kingston new york. this was a smaller Toys r us. it was probably built 10 yeras ago.


her is the one in kingston ny, more if it.


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Post by: d_fife on April 03, 2006, 10:34:59 PM
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here is the toys r us in kingston new york. this was a smaller Toys r us. it was probably built 10 yeras ago.


her is the one in kingston ny, more if it.


more of the kingston one.


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2006, 09:44:41 PM
here is the toys r us sign in scranton.


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2006, 09:46:21 PM
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here is the toys r us sign in scranton.


here is the side of the toys r us in scranton.


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2006, 09:47:54 PM
here is the babies r us sign in syracuse.


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2006, 09:49:31 PM
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here is the babies r us sign in syracuse.


here is the side of babies r us in syracuse.


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2006, 09:51:10 PM
here is the toys r us sign in johnson city / binghamton ny. the kids r us lettering is red.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 06, 2006, 09:42:05 AM
As usual, love your pictures of the country's many Toys "R" Us stores. I'm just curious as to why you never exit your car to get these shots. Anyway, keep them coming!


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Post by: d_fife on April 06, 2006, 10:12:32 AM
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As usual, love your pictures of the country's many Toys "R" Us stores. I'm just curious as to why you never exit your car to get these shots. Anyway, keep them coming!


well some of the other pictures on the boards like kmart has people in their car with te pictures. some of these pictures, I did not notice a side of the building as I was leaving. I did go in all those Toys r us' I photographed and they were big and small and not very many people were in them because for most of them I went in whne the kids where at school or when the shopping was pettering out.

I HAVE MORE TOYS R US PICTURES, but I took them with cameras that proceded my digital and I will have to digitize those pictures to post them (pictures of those TOys r us'). The inside of the one in elmira was yellow adn there was a section with big Kids r us letters. the one in williamsport was small probably like 25,000 to 30,000 sf. I went to these stores on my spring break vacation on a road trip.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 06, 2006, 07:31:36 PM
Here's a picture I took today of Toys "R" Us on Backus Avenue in Danbury. I remember visiting this store no more than two or three years ago when it had the brown and rainbow colored facade and mentioning to myself how frighteningly old it looked. I cannot find out when it received a renovation but I'm guessing 2004. If you look close enough, you can see it still resembles the old store sans the facade removal and grid-glass windows. This was the last of the retro TRU buildings in the state.

Picture wasn't that good because I wasn't feeling daring enough to avoid onlooking people.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 06, 2006, 07:34:06 PM
Here's an older attract sign as seen from a sidestreet with an obviously original (faded) logo from when it first erected in 1988.


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Post by: Caldor1999 on April 06, 2006, 07:58:10 PM
nice shots the inside was renvated in 1998 and teh outside i beieve was rentavted in like 2002 cause or maby it was 1998 idk but it has had that look for awile now


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 09, 2006, 03:06:23 PM
I'm looking to see if any of you know of what any of the Toys "R" Us stores in Massachusetts look like. Here's a list of stores still known to be standing (some might be vacant or converted pending earlier this year's closings or converts). Here's a list of them all and those that have been visited/confirmed.

Store eras/styles legend
1980s (or early 80s): Brown rippled roof-top, rainbow colored facade
1990s (or early 90s): Mostly white stone building, rainbow tiles over the entrance
2000s (or later 90s): [yellow] grid glass windows or blue-plated facade

Locations
1686 Boston Road, Springfield, MA 01129 Confirmed. 1990s (or early 90s). Kids "R" Us merged, small building!
50 Holyoke Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 [Confirmed. 1990s, Holyoke Mall entrance accessible, converted or being converted into a Babies "R" Us.[/b]
100 Providence Highway, Dedham, MA 02026
416 Southbridge, Auburn, MA 01501
630 Fellsway, Medford, MA 02155
217 Hartford Av, Bellingham, MA 02019
1 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701
1190 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760
492 State Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747
1070 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA 02601  
105 Campanelli Industria, Brockton, MA 02301
8 Gallen Road, Kingston, MA 02364
366 Cambridge Road, Woburn, MA 01801
118 Commercial Road, Leominster, MA 01453
66 Northgate Shopping Centre, Revere, MA 02151
86 Swansea Mall Drive, Swansea, MA 02777
Northshore Shopping, Peabody, MA 01960
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Anyone feel free to reply and edit your confirmed location accordingly if you have visited recently.


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Post by: d_fife on April 09, 2006, 04:52:15 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
I'm looking to see if any of you know of what any of the Toys "R" Us stores in Massachusetts look like. Here's a list of stores still known to be standing (some might be vacant or converted pending earlier this year's closings or converts). Here's a list of them all and those that have been visited/confirmed.

Store eras/styles legend
1980s (or early 80s): Brown rippled roof-top, rainbow colored facade
1990s (or early 90s): Mostly white stone building, rainbow tiles over the entrance
2000s (or later 90s): [yellow] grid glass windows or blue-plated facade

Locations
1686 Boston Road, Springfield, MA 01129 Confirmed. 1990s (or early 90s). Kids "R" Us merged, small building!
50 Holyoke Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 [Confirmed. 1990s, Holyoke Mall entrance accessible, converted or being converted into a Babies "R" Us.[/b]
100 Providence Highway, Dedham, MA 02026
416 Southbridge, Auburn, MA 01501
630 Fellsway, Medford, MA 02155
217 Hartford Av, Bellingham, MA 02019
1 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701
1190 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760
492 State Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747
1070 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA 02601  
105 Campanelli Industria, Brockton, MA 02301
8 Gallen Road, Kingston, MA 02364
366 Cambridge Road, Woburn, MA 01801
118 Commercial Road, Leominster, MA 01453
66 Northgate Shopping Centre, Revere, MA 02151
86 Swansea Mall Drive, Swansea, MA 02777
Northshore Shopping, Peabody, MA 01960
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Anyone feel free to reply and edit your confirmed location accordingly if you have visited recently.


but the one in springfield is number 750 something (it opened I beleive in 1980. It is white and but was remodeled probably like between 10-14 years ago. notice that there is some brown on the sides of the building. I HAVE BEEN TO EVERY TOYS R US IN MASSACHUSETTS AND HAVE PICTURES OF ALL OF THEm, but i took them with the camera that I used before I started using digital. I wil try to digitize those pictures.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 09, 2006, 07:05:21 PM
Here's the Toys "R" Us I practically grew up in. This one is located in Corbin's Corner in West Hartford, Connecticut.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 09, 2006, 07:06:47 PM
I'm not too sure when this store was built, I presume sometime in the early 80's. The exterior hasn't changed too much over the years.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 09, 2006, 07:08:27 PM
In the mid to late 90's, before the "2000" interior renovation, which took place in 2001, the exit to the store used to be on the far right side of the building now an employee door.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 09, 2006, 07:10:15 PM
If you look close enough, you can see where the double doors used to be. The exit now was also a newer addition.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 09, 2006, 07:14:24 PM
Here's the Toys "R" Us in Newington, Connecticut in the Newington Fair plaza (my car is the black Honda) :).


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 09, 2006, 07:15:31 PM
They left some of the older facades on the building from when it was built in 1996. Note the Jeoffery and the "R" instead of the star R.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 09, 2006, 08:10:10 PM
The building side, coming in the plaza off the Turnpike.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 09, 2006, 08:10:48 PM
The entrance/exit...


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 10, 2006, 11:36:49 AM
Here's the sign located on the metal cart round-up. It was extremely faded.


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Post by: d_fife on April 10, 2006, 07:46:26 PM
the back of the toys r us and babies r us in middletown ny


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Post by: beachgal26 on April 10, 2006, 07:49:13 PM
I wanted to report that we have lost one of the stores in the Memphis area.  Interestingly enough, it was located in a small shopping center that was next to the Mall of Memphis which closed a few years ago.  Since they have done nothing with the former Mall of memphis property in 2 years, it remains as to what they will do with the former Toys R Us building....


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 11, 2006, 09:09:55 AM
Here's an early sketch I made a few months ago of the classic brown roof-top and rainbow colored Toys "R" Us vestibule.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 14, 2006, 11:35:52 AM
Here's the Toys "R" Us in Leominster, Massachusetts located at The Mall at Whitney Field formerly known as Searstown Mall. The store is located outparcel, on mall property.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 14, 2006, 11:37:10 AM
From the left side. Not sure when this was built, but something tells me this was built in accordance with the early 1990's style.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 14, 2006, 11:38:09 AM
From the right. This style is second generation and many of the locations look like this one.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 14, 2006, 11:38:58 AM
The left side of the building reveals older signage and a brown side.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 14, 2006, 11:43:12 AM
Here was the Toys "R" Us in Holyoke, Massachusetts on February 10, 2006 formerly located inside the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 14, 2006, 11:44:37 AM
Here's the Toys "R" Us at the Holyoke Mall today which closed at the end of March. It's being converted into Babies "R" Us and still has a long way to go before completion. The mall entrance from the inside was completely walled off.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 14, 2006, 11:46:52 AM
Here's the former Toys "R" Us at the Holyoke Mall from the nearby Filene's entrance. Babies "R" Us is expanding their space from Toys "R" Us's previous location.


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Post by: d_fife on April 14, 2006, 03:10:20 PM
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From the left side. Not sure when this was built, but something tells me this was built in accordance with the early 1990's style.


I know it was built in fall 1992 because I then remember seeing an ad saying now open leominster, cambridge mass stores and that time I was anxious about the one in concord nh opening. I went on newslibrary and it said the Toys r us was the first market basket in leominster (which moved nearby).


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 14, 2006, 06:51:25 PM
D_fife, do you know off hand if any of the stores in Massachusetts looked brown with rainbows on the front? I'm specifically wondering about the Woburn, MA store.


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Post by: d_fife on April 14, 2006, 11:38:27 PM
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D_fife, do you know off hand if any of the stores in Massachusetts looked brown with rainbows on the front? I'm specifically wondering about the Woburn, MA store.


the one in woburn is brown. when I last saw it in 2000 it was brown and my friends from around there have told me that it is still brown.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 15, 2006, 01:39:07 PM
Here's the recently closed Levittown, NY Toys "R" Us on the Hempstead Turnpike. Special thanks to my brother (and his lesser quality images on his cellphone camera) for taking the time to get these.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 15, 2006, 01:39:58 PM
The gateway to the store.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 15, 2006, 01:40:29 PM
Inside hallways.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 15, 2006, 01:40:56 PM
A peek of the inside of the store.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 16, 2006, 10:53:51 AM
Hey d_fife, thanks for the info regarding the Woburn location. I'm planning a venture out there next weekend (I'm ecstatic, haven't seen a brown store in years). Do you know if any others are brown in the area? How about any New Hampshire locations? I know Nashua (2000s), and Manchester (1990s) are not brown. Also, when did you last visit Woburn's location? I'd love to see a picture of it (even though Google Maps shows that signature rippled rooftop). Thanks again d_fife, your efforts are amazing!


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Post by: Zayre88 on April 16, 2006, 11:08:53 AM
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Hey d_fife, thanks for the info regarding the Woburn location. I'm planning a venture out there next weekend (I'm ecstatic, haven't seen a brown store in years). Do you know if any others are brown in the area? How about any New Hampshire locations? I know Nashua (2000s), and Manchester (1990s) are not brown. Also, when did you last visit Woburn's location? I'd love to see a picture of it (even though Google Maps shows that signature rippled rooftop). Thanks again d_fife, your efforts are amazing!


Newington NH used to be brown..  Here is a picture of the Woburn Toys r us ;)

And btw, d_fife should receive the for his many posts, information, pictures and detailed knowledge of retail in the northeast! :yup:


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Post by: Caldor1999 on April 16, 2006, 11:10:47 AM
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Hey d_fife, thanks for the info regarding the Woburn location. I'm planning a venture out there next weekend (I'm ecstatic, haven't seen a brown store in years). Do you know if any others are brown in the area? How about any New Hampshire locations? I know Nashua (2000s), and Manchester (1990s) are not brown. Also, when did you last visit Woburn's location? I'd love to see a picture of it (even though Google Maps shows that signature rippled rooftop). Thanks again d_fife, your efforts are amazing!


Newington NH used to be brown..  Here is a picture of the Woburn Toys r us ;)


i wonder what year it opend in


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Post by: d_fife on April 16, 2006, 11:17:17 AM
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Hey d_fife, thanks for the info regarding the Woburn location. I'm planning a venture out there next weekend (I'm ecstatic, haven't seen a brown store in years). Do you know if any others are brown in the area? How about any New Hampshire locations? I know Nashua (2000s), and Manchester (1990s) are not brown. Also, when did you last visit Woburn's location? I'd love to see a picture of it (even though Google Maps shows that signature rippled rooftop). Thanks again d_fife, your efforts are amazing!


Newington NH used to be brown..  Here is a picture of the Woburn Toys r us ;)


i wonder what year it opend in


the one in woburn must have opened in 1978.

The one in newington was renovated in late spring / early summer 1997 (I WENT THERE AT THE TIME IT WAS) and REMODELED!!!!) and the one in south portland was remodeled the very same time!!! the one in newington and portland me are  blue with glass windows. the ones in concord, salem and nashua opened in the early 1990s and are white and the one in manchester that opened in 1981 used to be brown until summer 1992 when it was remodeled and it is white and some brown lining is on the top edge. The one in woburn is out in the middle of nowhere.


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Post by: d_fife on April 16, 2006, 11:21:44 AM
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D_fife, do you know off hand if any of the stores in Massachusetts looked brown with rainbows on the front? I'm specifically wondering about the Woburn, MA store.



there are no others in mass besides woburn that are brown. the one that closed in revere had the old school style though it was cheaply repainted white from brown just before it closed and it did not have the 90s style, it had the 80s style though the brown was cheaply repainted white, like zayre88 pictuer of the bangor store and I visited the one in revere in 2002 and it looked the way I mention it. when I went to the one in bangor in 1999 the one bangor was brown.

All the other ones in mass are white except swansea and dedham. the one in dedham looks like the one in binghamton, utica and poughkeepse ny stores and the one in swansea was cheaply remodeled, where the brown was is purple and it says children's bargain palace but it is white with red letters. but the ones in framingham and hyannis has the shape of the 90s style, but it is a different color

I HAVE PICTURES OF ALL THE TOYS R US in NH And MASS and Maine and VERMONT and RHODE ISLAND, BUT I TOOK THEM WITH A REGULAR CAMERA, not a digital, and I want to digitize them.


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Post by: Caldor1999 on April 16, 2006, 11:42:29 AM
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Hey d_fife, thanks for the info regarding the Woburn location. I'm planning a venture out there next weekend (I'm ecstatic, haven't seen a brown store in years). Do you know if any others are brown in the area? How about any New Hampshire locations? I know Nashua (2000s), and Manchester (1990s) are not brown. Also, when did you last visit Woburn's location? I'd love to see a picture of it (even though Google Maps shows that signature rippled rooftop). Thanks again d_fife, your efforts are amazing!


Newington NH used to be brown..  Here is a picture of the Woburn Toys r us ;)


i wonder what year it opend in


the one in woburn must have opened in 1978.

The one in newington was renovated in late spring / early summer 1997 (I WENT THERE AT THE TIME IT WAS) and REMODELED!!!!) and the one in south portland was remodeled the very same time!!! the one in newington and portland me are  blue with glass windows. the ones in concord, salem and nashua opened in the early 1990s and are white and the one in manchester that opened in 1981 used to be brown until summer 1992 when it was remodeled and it is white and some brown lining is on the top edge. The one in woburn is out in the middle of nowhere.



something tell me it opend in the 80's idd say in between 1981 and 1988 tru stoped useing that look in 1992 when they switches to the outehr style btw do u have a pic of the danbury one before teh rentvation ? i doubt u do


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Post by: d_fife on April 16, 2006, 11:56:01 AM
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Hey d_fife, thanks for the info regarding the Woburn location. I'm planning a venture out there next weekend (I'm ecstatic, haven't seen a brown store in years). Do you know if any others are brown in the area? How about any New Hampshire locations? I know Nashua (2000s), and Manchester (1990s) are not brown. Also, when did you last visit Woburn's location? I'd love to see a picture of it (even though Google Maps shows that signature rippled rooftop). Thanks again d_fife, your efforts are amazing!


Newington NH used to be brown..  Here is a picture of the Woburn Toys r us ;)


i wonder what year it opend in


the one in woburn must have opened in 1978.

The one in newington was renovated in late spring / early summer 1997 (I WENT THERE AT THE TIME IT WAS) and REMODELED!!!!) and the one in south portland was remodeled the very same time!!! the one in newington and portland me are  blue with glass windows. the ones in concord, salem and nashua opened in the early 1990s and are white and the one in manchester that opened in 1981 used to be brown until summer 1992 when it was remodeled and it is white and some brown lining is on the top edge. The one in woburn is out in the middle of nowhere.



something tell me it opend in the 80's idd say in between 1981 and 1988 tru stoped useing that look in 1992 when they switches to the outehr style btw do u have a pic of the danbury one before teh rentvation ? i doubt u do


there is a picture of the one in danbury before the renovation on pg 1 or 2. I think Toys r us started building their stores white in 1990 and and starting like 92 they were remodeling some stores. in 1996 was the switch from white to the concept 2000 (blue with glass windows look)


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 16, 2006, 05:09:10 PM
Wow! Amazing pic, Zayre88. I'd like to know where and when (year picture was taken) you found that superb aerial shot. I cannot wait to go there next week. I'm going to go crazy with my digital camera.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 24, 2006, 11:15:01 AM
Here's the Toys "R" Us in Woburn, Massachusetts located on Cambridge Road. As you can see, it's very old looking.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 24, 2006, 11:16:26 AM
Here's a closer shot of the very aged building. d_fife thinks this was built around 1980 and I tend to agree. This store's design was like nothing I've ever seen before.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 24, 2006, 11:17:49 AM
A now disused "Exit" door from a far-off time. As you can see, they've got a abundance of shopping carts.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 24, 2006, 11:19:28 AM
This is said to be the last brown/rainbow era Toys "R" Us in the state. This could be because of it's poor location - the store featured no road signage and is practically forgotten in the back of this plaza.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 24, 2006, 11:21:35 AM
Amazingly, the store hasn't changed much from yesteryear designs including tan-colored floors.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 24, 2006, 11:23:10 AM
This store did not use typical warehouse ceiling (also notice the completely unused white-wall).


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 24, 2006, 11:24:30 AM
Still using those supermarket-style aisles which most stores abandoned around 2000. Woburn still uses them for most of their stock.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 24, 2006, 11:26:43 AM
Most of the store was like any other Toys "R" Us but the infrastructure was plenty old. Notice the yellow streaks on the walls.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 24, 2006, 11:28:11 AM
A vintage pick-up sign sighted on the side of the building.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 24, 2006, 02:58:42 PM
Full journey to Woburn, Massachusetts now available. Check it out here (http://ccsu.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2009659&l=bce5a&id=48807574)


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 25, 2006, 01:45:04 PM
Here's the Toys "R" Us in Waterford, Connecticut on Dayton Road across from the Crystal Mall. It's located on a hill visible right off I-95 but is masked well from the road going the other way.

I took this trip recently as a friend told me it was brown only to find it is no longer (but you can tell it once was). There were brown lines on the building's side and also featured an old customer pick-up sign.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 25, 2006, 01:48:05 PM
The store merged with Kids R Us. Here's a sign inside of the store with a few missing letters. Shortly after, the manager kindly ordered me not to take anymore photos... It didn't stop from sending just about every employee to follow us around the store...


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Post by: d_fife on April 25, 2006, 03:10:48 PM
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Here's the Toys "R" Us in Waterford, Connecticut on Dayton Road across from the Crystal Mall. It's located on a hill visible right off I-95 but is masked well from the road going the other way.

I took this trip recently as a friend told me it was brown only to find it is no longer (but you can tell it once was). There were brown lines on the building's side and also featured an old customer pick-up sign.


at my colelge I know some people from wateford and they told me this toys r us and brown and now I realise they were ----- WRONG!!!! I guess the one in woburn mass is the only brown one left in new england.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 25, 2006, 03:49:05 PM
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at my colelge I know some people from wateford and they told me this toys r us and brown and now I realise they were ----- WRONG!!!! I guess the one in woburn mass is the only brown one left in new england.


Yeah my friend's girlfriend told me this one was brown just late night so I drove an hour to go see it today only to find it wasn't. Ah well. Any idea when the store remodeled?

The only other known brown stores we know of in or around New England are Clay and Horseheads in upstate New York (both 4~5 hours away from me). It was surely a shock to see an old Toys R Us again in Woburn.


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Post by: Zayre88 on April 26, 2006, 08:01:26 PM
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There are no others in mass besides Woburn that are brown. the one that closed in Revere had the old school style though it was cheaply repainted white from brown just before it closed and it did not have the 90s style, it had the 80s style though the brown was cheaply repainted white, like Zayre88 picture of the Bangor store and I visited the one in Revere in 2002 and it looked the way I mention it. when I went to the one in Bangor in 1999 the one bangor was brown.


Here is a new picture of the Bangor store, painted white.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 26, 2006, 08:11:10 PM
What a cheap remodel on the Bangor store. By the way Zayre88, where did you find that birdseye of the Woburn store?

Here's a picture of the interior of my West Hartford Toys "R" Us. I'm pretty sure this yellow paint near the ceilings are vestige from the early days I want to remember it from.


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 01, 2006, 12:25:21 PM
Here's the Toys "R" Us in Medford, Massachusetts on Fellsway (Route 16/28) now closed. This store was a victim in the company's 87 stores closing just this year.


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 01, 2006, 12:28:38 PM
Here's another view of the now vacant building. D_fife says this was originally built in 1992. As you can see, it has the look of one built in that era (with rainbow tiles) presumably not changed much.


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 01, 2006, 12:29:37 PM
Here's the inside of the building vacated.


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 01, 2006, 12:31:23 PM
A close up of the label scar. It would seem they repainted the building after the Kids "R" Us merge presumably a few years earlier.


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 01, 2006, 12:35:25 PM
The sign informing customers of other stores in the area. I'd suggest going to Woburn to see the old-school look as I did last week...


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Post by: Ameskid on May 01, 2006, 01:43:14 PM
My Kids "R" Us closed and is now an OfficeMax or Office Depot (I always get the two confused). I remember buying pajamas from there because there was a Hot Wheels car included!:dizzy: Coincidentally, there is a Toys R us right across the street from it. They remodeled a few years ago.


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Post by: Ameskid on May 03, 2006, 03:14:21 PM
Yeah, it was the same way with Ames. Why junk it when you can let it sit in there for the next store to use? Hopefully they won't repaint it.:bigsmile:


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Post by: d_fife on May 07, 2006, 10:19:38 PM
here is the toys r us sign in muncy williamsport pa.


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Post by: d_fife on May 15, 2006, 09:47:19 PM
here is the toys r us side in kingston ny. but the R did not change when the R in the building front was changed.


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Post by: d_fife on June 21, 2006, 08:34:10 PM
here is the toys r us in bangor maine. it opened in 1989. store number 7517.


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Post by: d_fife on June 21, 2006, 08:37:09 PM
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here is the toys r us in bangor maine. it opened in 1989. store number 7517.


bangor. the store had a cheap remodeling job, but it also must have been one of the last stores to be brown, as it opened in 1989 and I bet 1990 was the transition from brown to white.


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Post by: d_fife on June 21, 2006, 08:40:13 PM
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here is the toys r us in bangor maine. it opened in 1989. store number 7517.


bangor. the store had a cheap remodeling job, but it also must have been one of the last stores to be brown, as it opened in 1989 and I bet 1990 was the transition from brown to white.


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here is the toys r us in bangor maine. it opened in 1989. store number 7517.


bangor. the store had a cheap remodeling job, but it also must have been one of the last stores to be brown, as it opened in 1989 and I bet 1990 was the transition from brown to white.


more bangor. notice the labelscar of the old geoffrey logo. i went to this store in 1999 and it was brown.


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here is the toys r us in bangor maine. it opened in 1989. store number 7517.


bangor. the store had a cheap remodeling job, but it also must have been one of the last stores to be brown, as it opened in 1989 and I bet 1990 was the transition from brown to white.



bangor
more bangor. notice the labelscar of the old geoffrey logo. i went to this store in 1999 and it was brown.


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here is the toys r us in bangor maine. it opened in 1989. store number 7517.


bangor. the store had a cheap remodeling job, but it also must have been one of the last stores to be brown, as it opened in 1989 and I bet 1990 was the transition from brown to white.



bangor
more bangor. notice the labelscar of the old geoffrey logo. i went to this store in 1999 and it was brown.

side of bangor store. one of my pictures you can see the orange delivery pick up thing. INSIDE THIS TOYS R US WAS yellow!!!!!!


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Post by: d_fife on June 21, 2006, 08:52:39 PM
here is the toys r us in dedham mass. store 7507. it must have opened like around 1979 or so. one of my friends from dedham told me it was remodeled in early fall 2002.


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Post by: d_fife on June 21, 2006, 08:56:18 PM
here is teh closed toys r us in south bay in boston (Dorchester) it opened november 1993 and closed in early 2006 as one of the 87. It was off 93 in the plaza as target, home depot, stop and shop, old navy, marshalls. it was 46,000 sq.ft. I Went in this stoer in 2003 and it did not have much in the store. I ahve a friend who whos mother is a manger at the one in framingham and he told me the Toys ru s got robbed a lot and was crappy. IT seemed crappy to me.


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Post by: d_fife on June 21, 2006, 08:58:21 PM
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here is teh closed toys r us in south bay in boston (Dorchester) it opened november 1993 and closed in early 2006 as one of the 87. It was off 93 in the plaza as target, home depot, stop and shop, old navy, marshalls. it was 46,000 sq.ft. I Went in this stoer in 2003 and it did not have much in the store. I ahve a friend who whos mother is a manger at the one in framingham and he told me the Toys ru s got robbed a lot and was crappy. IT seemed crappy to me.


more south bay


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Post by: d_fife on June 21, 2006, 09:02:12 PM
here is the brown Toys r us in Woburn. the only brown one left in massachusetts and I have been to every Toys r us in massachusetts. I went there on FRiday April 21, 2006 at 11:45 am. IT was even busy then and seems to be one of the most busiest toys r us' though it is out in the middle of no where in a not so major retail plaza. well it has been there long enough for it to establish itsself. The store is huge and 48,000 sq.ft. (seems to be the largest in massachusetts) and store number 7506. it probably opened 1978 and seems to be one of the earliest stores.  it is on the winchester line.


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Post by: d_fife on June 21, 2006, 09:07:49 PM
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here is the brown Toys r us in Woburn. the only brown one left in massachusetts and I have been to every Toys r us in massachusetts. I went there on FRiday April 21, 2006 at 11:45 am. IT was even busy then and seems to be one of the most busiest toys r us' though it is out in the middle of no where in a not so major retail plaza. well it has been there long enough for it to establish itsself. The store is huge and 48,000 sq.ft. (seems to be the largest in massachusetts) and store number 7506. it probably opened 1978 and seems to be one of the earliest stores.  it is on the winchester line.


woburn store


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here is the brown Toys r us in Woburn. the only brown one left in massachusetts and I have been to every Toys r us in massachusetts. I went there on FRiday April 21, 2006 at 11:45 am. IT was even busy then and seems to be one of the most busiest toys r us' though it is out in the middle of no where in a not so major retail plaza. well it has been there long enough for it to establish itsself. The store is huge and 48,000 sq.ft. (seems to be the largest in massachusetts) and store number 7506. it probably opened 1978 and seems to be one of the earliest stores.  it is on the winchester line.


woburn store


woburn


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Post by: d_fife on June 21, 2006, 09:14:48 PM
here is the closed toys r us in medford that closed earleir this year, taken as of april 21, 2006. IT USED TO BE CHILD WORLD and it opened late 1992.

it seems a lot of the 1992 or 1993 stores closed, (As it is not uncommon for chains to clsoe newer stores; as caldor, bradlees, k-mart, ames, have done that; as either they did not work out, leases are high and people did not catch on to them as the older stores long established themselves and made the cut yeras ago and have lower rents.


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Post by: d_fife on June 21, 2006, 09:16:41 PM
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here is the closed toys r us in medford that closed earleir this year, taken as of april 21, 2006. IT USED TO BE CHILD WORLD and it opened late 1992.

it seems a lot of the 1992 or 1993 stores closed, (As it is not uncommon for chains to clsoe newer stores; as caldor, bradlees, k-mart, ames, have done that; as either they did not work out, leases are high and people did not catch on to them as the older stores long established themselves and made the cut yeras ago and have lower rents.


more medford. but the store had no castle front look.


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Post by: beachgal26 on June 22, 2006, 12:53:38 AM
The Toys R Us that was next to the Mall of Memphis closed sometime earlier this year and now the Office Depot next to it is also closed.  This makes me wonder if they have plans to demolish the whole area where the Mall was since they've yet to do anything with the old Mall property....

:( :goodidea: :(


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Post by: XISMZERO on June 22, 2006, 03:24:57 PM
The Woburn location was truly special - I recommend anyone in the New England area see it. I still want to go back after my initial visit a few months back. I've got loads more pictures of the Medford and Woburn locations as part of my recent trips there. I skipped out on the nearby Cambridge store (like Medford, closed as part of the 87).


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Post by: d_fife on June 22, 2006, 08:01:49 PM
This bed bath and beyond in bangor was a kids r us that opened in 1992 and closed in 1994. I knew that the kids r us concept would fail and I wonder if there was an overlap between them and babies r us (Babies r us has diapers, cribs, car seats, baby toys and clothing, stuff for kids up to 2 yeras old, videos of stuff like seseme street (but kids r us' where around 20,000 sq.ft. and babies r us' were around 35,000 sq.ft. to 38,000 sq.ft. and smaller ones 24,000 sq.ft.)

here is the bed bath and beyond in bangor


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 06, 2006, 08:50:08 AM
I've got an interesting piece of information regarding Toys "R" Us. While I was at my work last week, a nearby Toys "R" Us supervisor (on staff since 1992) came into the store. Of course, I had to tell her I was a fan of the store but didn't like what they did with the store during the renovation years.

She then told me that Toys "R" Us is planning a remodel of the store back to the warehouse-style and that the remodeling is to begin in the end of July. I'm not sure if this is a company decision or the West Hartford, CT's idea but I was nonetheless joyed.

Here's an article I found on the news: http://www.wcbs880.com/pages/52467.php?

I hope to maybe bring back some photos of it all. Stay tuned!


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 06, 2006, 08:56:49 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the brown Toys r us in Woburn. the only brown one left in massachusetts and I have been to every Toys r us in massachusetts. I went there on FRiday April 21, 2006 at 11:45 am. IT was even busy then and seems to be one of the most busiest toys r us' though it is out in the middle of no where in a not so major retail plaza. well it has been there long enough for it to establish itsself. The store is huge and 48,000 sq.ft. (seems to be the largest in massachusetts) and store number 7506. it probably opened 1978 and seems to be one of the earliest stores.  it is on the winchester line.


Maybe you didn't realize this but we went one day apart. I went on the cloudy Saturday after :(

I still want to go back a get more photos but it could get a little expensive with tolls and gas at what not. Still want to visit the Clay store but that 4+ hour drive isn't in my immediate future.


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 05:27:43 PM
here is the toys r us in henrietta new york (a suburb outside of rochester) and is across the mall and opened 1986. IT appears to have been remodeled.


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 05:30:19 PM
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here is the toys r us in henrietta new york (a suburb outside of rochester) and is across the mall and opened 1986. IT appears to have been remodeled.


henrietta toys r us


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 05:31:59 PM
what was kids r us in henrietta ny ( and it is next to the toys r us).


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 05:34:05 PM
here is the babies r us in henrietta ny


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 05:37:42 PM
here is the toys r us in greece new york (suburb outside of rochester) and this store's store number was next to henritta's, so it must have opened 86 or 87. this is a unique looking toys r us.


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 05:39:29 PM
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here is the toys r us in greece new york (suburb outside of rochester) and this store's store number was next to henritta's, so it must have opened 86 or 87. this is a unique looking toys r us.


more greece ny store.


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 05:41:36 PM
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here is the toys r us in greece new york (suburb outside of rochester) and this store's store number was next to henritta's, so it must have opened 86 or 87. this is a unique looking toys r us.


more greece ny store.


entrance of hte toys r us in greece ny that shows it has gone some remodeling


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 06:08:22 PM
here is teh vacant toys r us in niagara falls / wheatfield new york in the summit park mall and it replaced child world (or children's palace) in late 1992 and closed earlier this year and was 29,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 06:10:04 PM
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here is teh vacant toys r us in niagara falls / wheatfield new york in the summit park mall and it replaced child world (or children's palace) in late 1992 and closed earlier this year and was 29,000 sq.ft.


more vacant toys r us in niagara falls.


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 06:13:57 PM
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here is teh vacant toys r us in niagara falls / wheatfield new york in the summit park mall and it replaced child world (or children's palace) in late 1992 and closed earlier this year and was 29,000 sq.ft.


more vacant toys r us in niagara falls.


moer vacant one in niagara falls


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 06:17:04 PM
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here is teh vacant toys r us in niagara falls / wheatfield new york in the summit park mall and it replaced child world (or children's palace) in late 1992 and closed earlier this year and was 29,000 sq.ft.


more vacant toys r us in niagara falls.


moer vacant one in niagara falls


toys r us is still on this billboard of the summit park mall in niagara falls and that billboard is like at least a mile away.


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 06:20:14 PM
here is the Toys r us in amherst new york (a suburb north of buffalo) and it is 47,000 sq.ft. it must have been remodeled a few years ago. it is down the road from the mall and opened in maybe 1987. TOYS R US ENTERED BUFfalo the same time as rochester ny like 1985 or 1986.


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 06:23:46 PM
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here is the Toys r us in amherst new york (a suburb north of buffalo) and it is 47,000 sq.ft. it must have been remodeled a few years ago. it is down the road from the mall and opened in maybe 1987. TOYS R US ENTERED BUFfalo the same time as rochester ny like 1985 or 1986.


more of the toys r us in amherst ny. notice the entrance ways being the same as the old school ones and the purple I believe was where the brown (With the geoffrey near the lttering) was and the geofrrey entrance notice that.


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 06:25:28 PM
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here is the Toys r us in amherst new york (a suburb north of buffalo) and it is 47,000 sq.ft. it must have been remodeled a few years ago. it is down the road from the mall and opened in maybe 1987. TOYS R US ENTERED BUFfalo the same time as rochester ny like 1985 or 1986.


more of the toys r us in amherst ny. notice the entrance ways being the same as the old school ones and the purple I believe was where the brown (With the geoffrey near the lttering) was and the geofrrey entrance notice that.


side of the toys r us in amherst ny


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 06:28:14 PM
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here is the Toys r us in amherst new york (a suburb north of buffalo) and it is 47,000 sq.ft. it must have been remodeled a few years ago. it is down the road from the mall and opened in maybe 1987. TOYS R US ENTERED BUFfalo the same time as rochester ny like 1985 or 1986.


more of the toys r us in amherst ny. notice the entrance ways being the same as the old school ones and the purple I believe was where the brown (With the geoffrey near the lttering) was and the geofrrey entrance notice that.


side of the toys r us in amherst ny

more side of toys r us in amherst


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 06:33:29 PM
here is the former kids r us in amherst new york


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 11, 2006, 06:34:47 PM
As usual, super job reporting some more Toys R Us stores. I hope to have pictures of my local TRU's remodeled look soon.


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 06:39:57 PM
here is the babies r us in amherst ny and it is in the same plaza as target and best buy (which is the kind of plazas babies r us tends to operate in).


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 06:42:32 PM
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here is the babies r us in amherst ny and it is in the same plaza as target and best buy (which is the kind of plazas babies r us tends to operate in).


more babies r us in amherst


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 06:46:54 PM
here is the toys r us in clarence / williamsville new york (A eastern suburb of buffalo) and is off rt. 90 down the road form teh mall. this is identical to the one in amherst ny.


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 06:55:48 PM
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here is the toys r us in clarence / williamsville new york (A eastern suburb of buffalo) and is off rt. 90 down the road form teh mall. this is identical to the one in amherst ny.


more toys r us in clarence / williamsville


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 06:59:12 PM
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here is the toys r us in clarence / williamsville new york (A eastern suburb of buffalo) and is off rt. 90 down the road form teh mall. this is identical to the one in amherst ny.


more toys r us in clarence / williamsville


more toys r us in clarence / williamsville. this store opened in 1986. notice that the entrance still has the old school. as in the one in amherst you can imagine where the brown was.


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 07:05:32 PM
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here is the toys r us in clarence / williamsville new york (A eastern suburb of buffalo) and is off rt. 90 down the road form teh mall. this is identical to the one in amherst ny.


more toys r us in clarence / williamsville


more toys r us in clarence / williamsville. this store opened in 1986. notice that the entrance still has the old school. as in the one in amherst you can imagine where the brown was.


more toys r us in clarence / williamsville . notice the old school lettering on the doorways.


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here is the toys r us in clarence / williamsville new york (A eastern suburb of buffalo) and is off rt. 90 down the road form teh mall. this is identical to the one in amherst ny.


more toys r us in clarence / williamsville


more toys r us in clarence / williamsville. this store opened in 1986. notice that the entrance still has the old school. as in the one in amherst you can imagine where the brown was.


more toys r us in clarence / williamsville . notice the old school lettering on the doorways.


side of the toys r us in clarence / williamsville


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 07:10:11 PM
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here is the toys r us in clarence / williamsville new york (A eastern suburb of buffalo) and is off rt. 90 down the road form teh mall. this is identical to the one in amherst ny.


more toys r us in clarence / williamsville


more toys r us in clarence / williamsville. this store opened in 1986. notice that the entrance still has the old school. as in the one in amherst you can imagine where the brown was.


more toys r us in clarence / williamsville . notice the old school lettering on the doorways.


side of the toys r us in clarence / williamsville


toys r us in clarence / williamsville sign


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 07:28:21 PM
here is the toys r us in blasdell / hamburg ny (A suburb of buffalo to the south on rt. 90) and across from the mckinnley mall. the store was remodeled 9 years ago.


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 07:30:37 PM
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here is the toys r us in blaisdell / hamburg ny (A suburb of buffalo to the south on rt. 90) and across from the mckinnley mall. the store was remodeled 9 years ago.


more toys r us in blaisdell / hamburg new york.


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 07:32:23 PM
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here is the toys r us in blaisdell / hamburg ny (A suburb of buffalo to the south on rt. 90) and across from the mckinnley mall. the store was remodeled 9 years ago.


more toys r us in blaisdell / hamburg new york.


side of toys r us in blaisdell / hamburg new york.


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 07:36:06 PM
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here is the toys r us in blaisdell / hamburg ny (A suburb of buffalo to the south on rt. 90) and across from the mckinnley mall. the store was remodeled 9 years ago.


more toys r us in blaisdell / hamburg new york.


side of toys r us in blaisdell / hamburg new york.


sign of the blaisdell / hamburg new york and an unusual sign at that.


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 07:41:43 PM
here is the Toys r us in erie pa (pennsylvania) near the millcreek mall and was remodeled in 2002. it i belive opened something like the mid 1980s (When they entered cleveland, buffalo, akron and rochester)


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 07:43:04 PM
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here is the Toys r us in erie pa (pennsylvania) near the millcreek mall and was remodeled in 2002. it i belive opened something like the mid 1980s (When they entered cleveland, buffalo, akron and rochester)


side and sign of the toys r us in erie pa.


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 07:46:03 PM
here is what is now kids r us in erie pa (Which is on teh grounds of the millcreek mall) and closed in 2002.


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 07:48:23 PM
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here is what is now kids r us in erie pa (Which is on teh grounds of the millcreek mall) and closed in 2002.


now old kids r us in erie.


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Post by: d_fife on July 11, 2006, 07:50:38 PM
here is the babies r us in erie pa near the target and opened 6 years ago or less.


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Post by: thedisneystore967 on July 14, 2006, 02:22:48 PM
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there are two of them by me,& they're both near malls. one is near Westfield Shoppingtown Wheaton, & the other one is near White Flint Mall.

btw, all the kids r us stores around here are closed:(the one near white flint became a cheapo halloween store before closing. the other one is vacant.


Okay I know that was a long ago quote, but here's an update on the condition of toys-r-us stores in maryland.

White Flint: Kids R Us closed a couple of years ago and was a cheapo halloween store for a few months.After Halloween it liquidated. It became vacant for a while again. Then one day my mom and I drive by there and there is a huge international food store called World Market in it's place.
Strangely enough, the Toys-R-Us outlet is still there.


Germantown: I know I didn't mention this one in the previous post, but this one in the Milestone Center in Germantown Maryland is gone and was also replaced by WM. Another thing of interest is that there was never a Toys-R-Us in that shopping center. Only a Kids-R-Us.



Wheaton: Well, my mom and I drove by there a few months ago and Toys-R-Us were having a LIQUIDATION SALE! The signs in the windows when I first found out said "Final Ten Days" so I'm glad I got there before it was gone for good.The Kids-R-Us at that point had closed and was a furniture store called "England Custom Furniture Direct." I  don't get the logic behind that because the mall across the street (Westfield Shoppingtown Wheaton, but still known as Wheaton Plaza by citizens of MD)has millions of furniture stores. The Toys-R-Us had it's frame ripped out a few days after closing so they could start building a relocated Best Buy, which is supposed to be "bigger and better than the previous one.":insane:

That's all for now. BYE!!!!!!


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 03:52:07 PM
here is the toys r us in mentor oh (ohio) and it is 20 miles north of cleveland across from the great lakes mall, and opened 1986.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 03:54:34 PM
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here is the toys r us in mentor oh (ohio) and it is 20 miles north of cleveland across from the great lakes mall, and opened 1986.


more toys r us in mentor ohio. the store has a weird remodeling look.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 03:56:55 PM
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here is the toys r us in mentor oh (ohio) and it is 20 miles north of cleveland across from the great lakes mall, and opened 1986.


more toys r us in mentor ohio. the store has a weird remodeling look.


more toys r us in mentor oh.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 03:59:17 PM
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here is the toys r us in mentor oh (ohio) and it is 20 miles north of cleveland across from the great lakes mall, and opened 1986.


more toys r us in mentor ohio. the store has a weird remodeling look.


more toys r us in mentor oh.


 toys r us sign in mentor oh


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 04:01:50 PM
here is what was probably the kids r us in mentor oh.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 04:04:36 PM
here is the babies r us in mentor oh. 1000 feet or less east of the toys r us.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 04:06:43 PM
here is the kids r us in elyria oh


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 04:12:21 PM
here is the toys r us in elyria ohio (Which is 20 miles west of cleveland). it opened in 1986 and noticed how identical it is to the one in mentor. again it is a wierd remodel and the entrance has not changed much. the insides where white.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 04:16:37 PM
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here is the toys r us in elyria ohio (Which is 20 miles west of cleveland). it opened in 1986 and noticed how identical it is to the one in mentor. again it is a wierd remodel and the entrance has not changed much. the insides where white.


toys r us elyria oh.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 04:20:33 PM
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here is the toys r us in elyria ohio (Which is 20 miles west of cleveland). it opened in 1986 and noticed how identical it is to the one in mentor. again it is a wierd remodel and the entrance has not changed much. the insides where white.


toys r us elyria oh.


side of the toys r us in elyria oh


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 04:29:45 PM
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here is the toys r us in elyria ohio (Which is 20 miles west of cleveland). it opened in 1986 and noticed how identical it is to the one in mentor. again it is a wierd remodel and the entrance has not changed much. the insides where white.


toys r us elyria oh.


side of the toys r us in elyria oh


side of toys r us in elyria oh


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 04:41:07 PM
here is the toys r us in parma ohio (that is about 10 miles south of cleveland) south of cleveland). it opened 1986. toys r us entered cleveland market in 1986.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 04:42:41 PM
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here is the toys r us in parma ohio (that is about 10 miles south of cleveland) south of cleveland). it opened 1986. toys r us entered cleveland market in 1986.


parma oh


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 04:44:22 PM
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here is the toys r us in parma ohio (that is about 10 miles south of cleveland) south of cleveland). it opened 1986. toys r us entered cleveland market in 1986.


parma oh


side of toys r us in parma oh.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 04:46:03 PM
here is the kids r us in parma oh.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 04:50:07 PM
here is the babies r us in East aurora oh.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 04:55:36 PM
here is the toys r us in mayfield heights oh (15 miles south of cleveland) and it opened November 7, 2004 by relocating from north randall (7 miles away and a dead retail strip with a half dead mall a closed office building, a closed circuit city, a vacant dick's sporting)

mayfield heights one.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 04:58:29 PM
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here is the toys r us in mayfield heights oh (15 miles south of cleveland) and it opened November 7, 2004 by relocating from north randall (7 miles away and a dead retail strip with a half dead mall a closed office building, a closed circuit city, a vacant dick's sporting)

mayfield heights one.


more mayfield heights one. the insides was VERY COLORFUL AND HAD MODERN YELLOW (NOT THE OLD SCHOOL YELLOW) And had colorful lettering and color scheme inside. I Did not want to take a picture inside because of a store employee catching me or a customer seeing me and reporting it, and because someone on this board was caught in the waterford ct; a posting says this; one and I did not want the same thing to happen to me.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 05:01:54 PM
here is the old toys r us in north randall ohio (about 15 miles from cleveland) and it relocated in november 2004 to mayfield heights. it appears to have been remodeled. and abotu the north randall store, the dick's sporting goods next to it is vacant and across the street is a vacant circuit city and a half dead mall (The parking lot is in very bad shape) and near that mall is a vacant multi level office building. this area is dead and obsolete!


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 05:03:49 PM
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here is the old toys r us in north randall ohio (about 15 miles from cleveland) and it relocated in november 2004 to mayfield heights. it appears to have been remodeled.


former north randall one. the store was 42,000 sq.ft.


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here is the old toys r us in north randall ohio (about 15 miles from cleveland) and it relocated in november 2004 to mayfield heights. it appears to have been remodeled.


former north randall one. the store was 42,000 sq.ft.


old north randall store.


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here is the old toys r us in north randall ohio (about 15 miles from cleveland) and it relocated in november 2004 to mayfield heights. it appears to have been remodeled.


former north randall one. the store was 42,000 sq.ft.


old north randall store.


more north randall one.


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here is the old toys r us in north randall ohio (about 15 miles from cleveland) and it relocated in november 2004 to mayfield heights. it appears to have been remodeled.


former north randall one. the store was 42,000 sq.ft.


old north randall store.


more north randall one.


here is the sign on the window saying about the move from north randall to mayfield heights.


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here is the old toys r us in north randall ohio (about 15 miles from cleveland) and it relocated in november 2004 to mayfield heights. it appears to have been remodeled.


former north randall one. the store was 42,000 sq.ft.


old north randall store.


more north randall one.


here is the sign on the window saying about the move from north randall to mayfield heights.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 05:17:55 PM
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here is the old toys r us in north randall ohio (about 15 miles from cleveland) and it relocated in november 2004 to mayfield heights. it appears to have been remodeled.


former north randall one. the store was 42,000 sq.ft.


old north randall store.


more north randall one.


here is the sign on the window saying about the move from north randall to mayfield heights.


here is the sign on the window saying about the move from north randall to mayfield heights.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 05:20:12 PM
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here is the old toys r us in north randall ohio (about 15 miles from cleveland) and it relocated in november 2004 to mayfield heights. it appears to have been remodeled.


former north randall one. the store was 42,000 sq.ft.


old north randall store.


more north randall one.


here is the sign on the window saying about the move from north randall to mayfield heights.


here is the sign on the window saying about the move from north randall to mayfield heights.


former toys r us sign in north randall.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 05:26:44 PM
here is the former kids r us in north randall oh


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 05:31:22 PM
here is what probably was kids r us in north olmsted (or olmstead) oh.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 05:33:18 PM
here is what probably was babies r us in north olmsted (or olmstead) oh.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 05:38:10 PM
here is the toys r us in north olmstead oh or north olmsted oh (10 minutes from the city of cleveland)


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 06:01:17 PM
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here is the toys r us in north olmstead oh or north olmsted oh (10 minutes from the city of cleveland)


toys r us north olmstead ohio


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 06:02:58 PM
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here is the toys r us in north olmstead oh or north olmsted oh (10 minutes from the city of cleveland)


toys r us north olmstead ohio


toys r us sign in north olmsted ohio


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 06:08:09 PM
here is the former toys r us in euclid ohio!! it opened 1985 or 1986 and is 45,000 sq.ft.. It is outside hte dead euclid square mall and the onyl store in that mall was dillard's outlets. across was a vacant super k-mart. what a dead area.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 06:14:45 PM
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here is the former toys r us in euclid ohio!! it opened 1985 or 1986 and is 45,000 sq.ft.. It is outside hte dead euclid square mall and the onyl store in that mall was dillard's outlets. across was a vacant super k-mart. what a dead area.


former euclid store. it closed in 2002 I beleive.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 06:17:01 PM
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here is the former toys r us in euclid ohio!! it opened 1985 or 1986 and is 45,000 sq.ft.. It is outside hte dead euclid square mall and the onyl store in that mall was dillard's outlets. across was a vacant super k-mart. what a dead area.


former euclid store. it closed in 2002 I beleive.


more former euclid store


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 06:19:11 PM
here is the former kids r us in king of prussia pa and next to toys r us and across from teh king of prussia mall (That mall was huge)


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 06:24:15 PM
here is the Toys r us in king of prussia pa near the huge mall, I wodner when it opened but I heard toys r us entered philadelphia market in 1982 (They entered pittsburgh 1987), but you could tell it was an 80s one.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 06:27:13 PM
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here is the Toys r us in king of prussia pa near the huge mall, I wodner when it opened but I heard toys r us entered philadelphia market in 1982 (They entered pittsburgh 1987), but you could tell it was an 80s one.


more king of prussia toys r us


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 06:29:38 PM
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here is the Toys r us in king of prussia pa near the huge mall, I wodner when it opened but I heard toys r us entered philadelphia market in 1982 (They entered pittsburgh 1987), but you could tell it was an 80s one.


more king of prussia toys r us


side of the toys r us in king of prussia.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 06:31:36 PM
toys r us in phillipsburg new jersey and it opened fall 1997 and is 30,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 06:43:56 PM
here is the toys r us in whitehall pa (just otuside allentown) and it is near the 2 malls and is 45,000 sq.ft. and opened in 1985. I went saw it from the highway in 1994 and remember it being brown, I do not have a picture of it when I saw it in 1994 (I did not starting taking pictures of stores until early spring 1996)


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 06:46:18 PM
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here is the toys r us in whitehall pa (just otuside allentown) and it is near the 2 malls and is 45,000 sq.ft. and opened in 1985. I went saw it from the highway in 1994 and remember it being brown, I do not have a picture of it when I saw it in 1994 (I did not starting taking pictures of stores until early spring 1996)


side of the whitehall one


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Post by: Caldor1999 on July 16, 2006, 06:47:49 PM
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here is the former toys r us in euclid ohio!! it opened 1985 or 1986 and is 45,000 sq.ft.. It is outside hte dead euclid square mall and the onyl store in that mall was dillard's outlets. across was a vacant super k-mart. what a dead area.


that tru closed in 2003 and opend in 1985


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 06:48:18 PM
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here is the toys r us in whitehall pa (just otuside allentown) and it is near the 2 malls and is 45,000 sq.ft. and opened in 1985. I went saw it from the highway in 1994 and remember it being brown, I do not have a picture of it when I saw it in 1994 (I did not starting taking pictures of stores until early spring 1996)


side of the whitehall one


sign of whitehall one.


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 16, 2006, 06:50:17 PM
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here is the former toys r us in euclid ohio!! it opened 1985 or 1986 and is 45,000 sq.ft.. It is outside hte dead euclid square mall and the onyl store in that mall was dillard's outlets. across was a vacant super k-mart. what a dead area.


OK I *want* to go there! You should've tried to get more shots of it!


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 06:51:41 PM
here is what was the kids r us in whitehall pa. I know tehre was a kids r us in this plaza.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 06:55:58 PM
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here is the former toys r us in euclid ohio!! it opened 1985 or 1986 and is 45,000 sq.ft.. It is outside hte dead euclid square mall and the onyl store in that mall was dillard's outlets. across was a vacant super k-mart. what a dead area.


OK I *want* to go there! You should've tried to get more shots of it!


I thought this was enough and this was all I could get because a security guard (Though the mall was dead) was driving around (and was near the Toys r us area for a while and was mostly around the part of the mall that faces the toys r us) and I did not want to get caought by him as he was where I was (I never got hassled because I was quick enough) and me being in the parking lot of the store would certianly cause the security guard to bust me as he would think I am breaking in though I wasn't


here is the babies r us in whitehall pa.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 06:58:01 PM
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here is the former toys r us in euclid ohio!! it opened 1985 or 1986 and is 45,000 sq.ft.. It is outside hte dead euclid square mall and the onyl store in that mall was dillard's outlets. across was a vacant super k-mart. what a dead area.


OK I *want* to go there! You should've tried to get more shots of it!


I thought this was enough and this was all I could get because a security guard (Though the mall was dead) was driving around (and was near the Toys r us area for a while and was mostly around the part of the mall that faces the toys r us) and I did not want to get caought by him as he was where I was (I never got hassled because I was quick enough) and me being in the parking lot of the store would certianly cause the security guard to bust me as he would think I am breaking in though I wasn't


here is the babies r us in whitehall pa.


babies r us sign in whitehall pa.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 07:03:34 PM
here is the toys r us in south portland maine (Across the maine mall) And it was remodeled 9 years ago. It opened 1981, 1982 or 1983 and I have pictures of it when it was brown (I photographed it in 1996 and it was one of my earlier pictures) and I have yet to digitize it, I have just started activating my digitizing thing on my computer.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 07:05:24 PM
the back fo the toys r us in south portland.


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 07:07:19 PM
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the back fo the toys r us in south portland.


more back of south portland one


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 07:09:44 PM
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the back fo the toys r us in south portland.


more back of south portland one


side of the toys r us and part of the former kids r us (I have pictures of the kids r us before and after it was remdoeled and I have yet to digitize those pictures).


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2006, 07:24:11 PM
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here is the Toys r us in king of prussia pa near the huge mall, I wodner when it opened but I heard toys r us entered philadelphia market in 1982 (They entered pittsburgh 1987), but you could tell it was an 80s one.


more king of prussia toys r us


side of the toys r us in king of prussia.


toys r us sign in king of prussia.


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 19, 2006, 08:35:41 AM
Here's the Toys "R" Us in Norwalk, Connecticut. This store is located on Connecticut Avenue (CT-1) and is visible and easily accessible right off I-95.


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 19, 2006, 08:38:18 AM
This store was probably built in 1992 judging by it's original second-generation white/rainbow-tile design.


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 19, 2006, 08:45:26 AM
This is the only Toys "R" Us in the state which still sports an old-school "R" logo instead of the blue star "R" which replaces it. Strangely, no Geoffrey logo (or scar) is anywhere to be seen.


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 19, 2006, 08:47:01 AM
This store, like a few others in Connecticut (like Newington) , are not located near any malls. Business does quite well here located right off major highways and near the Norwalk Hospital.


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 19, 2006, 08:48:00 AM
Here's the sudden Toys "R" Us store logo as seen right off I-95.


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:32:31 PM
here is the 45,000 sq.ft. toys r us that opened in manchester ct in the buckland hills shopps in november 1993. the insides walls where white then yellow then white.


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:34:21 PM
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here is the 45,000 sq.ft. toys r us that opened in manchester ct in the buckland hills shopps in november 1993. the insides walls where white then yellow then white.


more manchester ct toys r us


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:34:58 PM
old kids r us in manchester Ct next to toys r us.


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:35:47 PM
here is the babies r us in manchester ct


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:36:34 PM
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here is the babies r us in manchester ct


more babies r us in manchester ct


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:37:31 PM
toys r us in newington CT that opened 10 years ago from this upcoming fall and is 30,600 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:38:10 PM
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toys r us in newington CT that opened 10 years ago from this upcoming fall and is 30,600 sq.ft.


more toys r us in newington CT


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:39:08 PM
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toys r us in newington CT that opened 10 years ago from this upcoming fall and is 30,600 sq.ft.


more toys r us in newington CT


more toys r us newington CT.

notice how one building side has the new R and one side has the old R. Wierd Huh.


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:40:02 PM
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toys r us in newington CT that opened 10 years ago from this upcoming fall and is 30,600 sq.ft.


more toys r us in newington CT


more toys r us newington CT.


more toys r us newington. when I photographed this store there was a clerk standing otuside on his smoke break and he did not seem to notice me.


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:41:50 PM
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toys r us in newington CT that opened 10 years ago from this upcoming fall and is 30,600 sq.ft.


more toys r us in newington CT


more toys r us newington CT.


more toys r us newington. when I photographed this store there was a clerk standing otuside on his smoke break and he did not seem to notice me.


sign: heading to Residential street and notice how one sign has the new R and one has the old R. this is strange and the outside of the toys r us is strange, but the yellow entrances is on the remodeled ones.


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toys r us in newington CT that opened 10 years ago from this upcoming fall and is 30,600 sq.ft.


more toys r us in newington CT


more toys r us newington CT.


more toys r us newington. when I photographed this store there was a clerk standing otuside on his smoke break and he did not seem to notice me.


sign: heading to Residential street and notice how one sign has the new R and one has the old R. this is strange and the outside of the toys r us is strange, but the yellow entrances is on the remodeled ones.


other toys r us sign in newington ct on the major road.


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:43:44 PM
BAbies r us in west hartford Ct (near farmington and new britian lines). I realize this was the first one in CT and probably opened 5 yrs ago.


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:45:15 PM
Toys r us in west hartford Ct in the corbins corner plaza across the westfarms mall. I got to this store just as it was opening: at 10. they told it me it opened in 1982. I read it is 36,510 sq.ft. and I consider toys r us' under 40,000 sq.ft. not too big.


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:46:32 PM
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Toys r us in west hartford Ct in the corbins corner plaza across the westfarms mall. I got to this store just as it was opening: at 10. they told it me it opened in 1982. I read it is 36,510 sq.ft. and I consider toys r us' under 40,000 sq.ft. not too big.


more toys r us in west hartford. THE INSIDE WAS YELLOW LIKE THE OLD ONES. THOUGH! I wonder when the outside was remodeled.


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:47:08 PM
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Toys r us in west hartford Ct in the corbins corner plaza across the westfarms mall. I got to this store just as it was opening: at 10. they told it me it opened in 1982. I read it is 36,510 sq.ft. and I consider toys r us' under 40,000 sq.ft. not too big.


more toys r us in west hartford. THE INSIDE WAS YELLOW LIKE THE OLD ONES. THOUGH! I wonder when the outside was remodeled.


more toys r us west hartford / farmington


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:48:06 PM
old kids r us in west hartford in corbins corner


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:50:56 PM
what is now in place of the old Toys r us on wolcott st in waterbury CT and i heard it opened 1979 and 42,670 sq.ft. and moved in 1997 to the new brass mill store. the former one was never remodeled. this area has changed from what I hear.


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:52:13 PM
current Toys r us in waterbury CT that is 48,000 sq.ft. and opened fall 1997 in this plaza near the new mall just off the highway and near downtown. michaels next door was kids r us.


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:53:11 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
current Toys r us in waterbury CT that is 48,000 sq.ft. and opened fall 1997 in this plaza near the new mall just off the highway and near downtown. michaels next door was kids r us.


toys r us waterbury


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:54:28 PM
Toys r us in jefferson Valley / york town heights ny. The store is fairly big and is in a weird location. it must have opeend 15 years ago.


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:55:06 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
Toys r us in jefferson Valley / york town heights ny. The store is fairly big and is in a weird location. it must have opeend 15 years ago.


more jefferson valley one. it is not far from the mall.


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:57:47 PM
here is the toys r us in danbury Ct and it opened 1988 and is 45,180 sq.ft. the store has a wierd remodel. notice the side of the store too. the front has the yellow remodeled entrance look. it must have been remdoeled like in 1999-2001.


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:58:26 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the toys r us in danbury Ct and it opened 1988 and is 45,180 sq.ft. the store has a wierd remodel. notice the side of the store too. the front has the yellow remodeled entrance look. it must have been remdoeled like in 1999-2001.



here is the toys r us and babies r us in danbury. the babies r us was kids r us and the babies r us is smaller than most babies r us'.


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:59:00 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the toys r us in danbury Ct and it opened 1988 and is 45,180 sq.ft. the store has a wierd remodel. notice the side of the store too. the front has the yellow remodeled entrance look. it must have been remdoeled like in 1999-2001.



here is the toys r us and babies r us in danbury. the babies r us was kids r us and the babies r us is smaller than most babies r us'.


side of the Toys r us in danbury.


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Post by: d_fife on July 25, 2006, 04:59:34 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the toys r us in danbury Ct and it opened 1988 and is 45,180 sq.ft. the store has a wierd remodel. notice the side of the store too. the front has the yellow remodeled entrance look. it must have been remdoeled like in 1999-2001.



here is the toys r us and babies r us in danbury. the babies r us was kids r us and the babies r us is smaller than most babies r us'.


side of the Toys r us in danbury.


sign in danbury one


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Post by: Caldor1999 on July 26, 2006, 01:59:23 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife
Toys r us in jefferson Valley / york town heights ny. The store is fairly big and is in a weird location. it must have opeend 15 years ago.



i believe that store opend in 1992


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 06:08:01 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
what is now in place of the old Toys r us on wolcott st in waterbury CT and i heard it opened 1979 and 42,670 sq.ft. and moved in 1997 to the new brass mill store. the former one was never remodeled. this area has changed from what I hear.


look at the sign on what is now the old location in waterbury on Wolcott st. notice how the sign has the shape of an old toys r us sign.


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 27, 2006, 07:30:47 AM
More proof there was a Toys "R" Us there, here's a cart I found right outside their former site in Waterbury.


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 27, 2006, 07:31:58 AM
It was found here in Price Chopper's space. Does anyone know how long the (old school) Toys R Us was vacant before they moved it down the street by Brass Mill Center?


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 27, 2006, 07:35:05 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife

sign in danbury one


Did you happen to see the other sign on the back street? It features the old school logo from when it was first built!


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Post by: d_fife on July 27, 2006, 11:46:02 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
It was found here in Price Chopper's space. Does anyone know how long the (old school) Toys R Us was vacant before they moved it down the street by Brass Mill Center?


my guess is 5 yrs. it would have been nice to see the old school toys r us. this guy i know from the college told me it opened 1979.


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 28, 2006, 02:17:43 PM
Here's an Adams IGA Supermarket in Canton, Connecticut that looks like it could've been a Toys "R" Us in the 1970's. This building design replicates that of the Woburn Toys "R" Us in Massachusetts.


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 28, 2006, 02:19:33 PM
This store has to have been a Toys "R" Us a long time ago. It appears as if they've removed the vestibule that's usually draped in rainbow stripes. Look at the blue bars and where they're set up - almost looks like those were the windows. Also the V-stripes in the back were early rainbow bars now painted over in blue.


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 28, 2006, 02:21:20 PM
There were all kinds of pin holes and label scars. This building must've housed many things over the years.


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 28, 2006, 02:28:04 PM
Here's the Woburn "Toys R Us". Compare to a possible slightly altered design on this IGA Supermarket. Also note that many IGA stores took over former stores not just Finast, Adams and Edwards stores.


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Post by: d_fife on July 28, 2006, 02:33:06 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Here's the Woburn "Toys R Us". Compare to a possible slightly altered design on this IGA Supermarket. Also note that many IGA stores took over former stores not just Finast, Adams and Edwards stores.


this store opened the late 1970s, so it couldn't have and there ws an adjoining stoer next door called bed and bath.


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 28, 2006, 02:45:28 PM
I believe at one point, the Woburn Toys "R" Us used that rented space were the Bed & Bath store once was. Basically, the store must've been that big and used all that space. There was another entrance on the other side plus there was a strange/out of place white wall inside on the side where the store was divided into that Bath store.

Furthermore, this Canton IGA has to have been a Toys "R" Us. There's very little doubt in my mind after considering all that's been altered.

-The V-stripes on the left side (painted over in blue) near the scaffolding
-The dark brown scars on the facade suspect there were extra pieces of brown roof taken off this store as seen on the Woburn store.
-Various large "pin" holes like the ones seen on the Woburn store from previous sign placement
-The windows aligned under the scaffolding plus the blue bars almost suspect a former vestibule
-The building size matches that of a typical older model TRU
-Red body under the brown paint... same as the red under the Woburn's facade.
-Also consider this store being shoved in the back of the Canton Village plaza on a major Route (44) similar to Woburn's store also in the back of a busy plaza. There is no TRU for miles or in the area by far.

My guess is that the store, being in such an obscure location, closed down due to poor sales probably in the early 80s. That's all speculation but considering these almost have to say this was a TRU.


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Post by: d_fife on July 28, 2006, 02:51:22 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
I believe at one point, the Woburn Toys "R" Us used that rented space were the Bed & Bath store once was. Basically, the store must've been that big and used all that space. There was another entrance on the other side plus there was a strange/out of place white wall inside on the side where the store was divided into that Bath store.

Furthermore, this Canton IGA has to have been a Toys "R" Us. There's very little doubt in my mind.


Toys rus and bed and bath coexisted the same time. and the toys r us was always the same size. both the toys r us and bed and bath was probably like a W.T. GRant.


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 29, 2006, 07:02:49 PM
Does anyone have a list on all the old-school Toys R Us stores in New York? Currently, we know of Clay and Horseheads being the only two brown/rainbow stores existing.

Also, I'm taking a trip to Massachusetts/Boston area on Monday and I was wondering what the Toys R Us in Cambridge looks like. I know it's not an old-school store but I will be taking pictures of it since it's now abandoned.


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Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 04:07:35 PM
what is now the in the old kids r us in woburn ma off rt. 128 and across hte mall.


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Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 05:37:31 PM
sign of manchester ct babies r us. the cash registers inside babies r us are the same as toys r us for all babies r us' i have seen. they sell clothing for kids birth to 2 yrs old, cribs, baby food, baby formula, play areas, cribs, travel sets, videos like sesme street and toddler stuff videos, baby registries, baby toys, pajamas etc. their stores are 3/4 the size of a regular toys r us.


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Post by: d_fife on August 01, 2006, 05:13:37 PM
indoor foriegn toys r us

from : www.centerhaid.at/.../entertainment/toysrus.html


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 04, 2006, 08:48:39 AM
Here's the former Toys "R" Us now closed in Cambridge, Massachusetts right outside Boston on the Alewife Brook Parkway inside the "Fresh Pond Mall".


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 04, 2006, 08:50:30 AM
The vacant Toys "R" Us in Cambridge, MA on Alewife Brook Parkway. Notice how everything out the outside has been stripped away from any Toys R Us identity. Here's the exit doors.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 04, 2006, 08:51:55 AM
Here's the inside of the store completely skeleton style (yes, that's me!).


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 04, 2006, 08:55:15 AM
When I first arrived at the Fresh Pond Mall, I had a hard time believing this was were the Toys R Us was until I found the label scar on behind the building. This mall is actually a strip mall, looking plenty distressed from time.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 04, 2006, 08:57:48 AM
Another shot of the entrance. Does anyone know the history on this Toys R Us? What did it look like before it closed? These pictures are from July 31, 2006 - unfortunately, I missed this store right before it closed. This one is located only 15 minutes away from the Woburn store on Rt. 3.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 04, 2006, 09:05:09 AM
Here, again, is the Woburn Toys "R" Us store which was the only surviving store in the Boston area. These pictures are from July 31, 2006.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 04, 2006, 09:06:05 AM
The Woburn, MA store.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 04, 2006, 09:30:22 AM
Toys R Us Woburn, MA.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 04, 2006, 09:31:21 AM
Entrance sign of Toys R Us Woburn. Pictures taken July 31, 2006.


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Post by: d_fife on August 05, 2006, 12:26:41 AM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Another shot of the entrance. Does anyone know the history on this Toys R Us? What did it look like before it closed? These pictures are from July 31, 2006 - unfortunately, I missed this store right before it closed. This one is located only 15 minutes away from the Woburn store on Rt. 3.


I do but I have to digtize the pictures.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Caldor1999 on August 05, 2006, 10:58:43 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Here's the former Toys "R" Us now closed in Cambridge, Massachusetts right outside Boston on the Alewife Brook Parkway inside the "Fresh Pond Mall".


what year did it open cause it dosent look new or old


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on August 05, 2006, 11:05:35 PM
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Originally posted by Caldor1999
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Here's the former Toys "R" Us now closed in Cambridge, Massachusetts right outside Boston on the Alewife Brook Parkway inside the "Fresh Pond Mall".


what year did it open cause it dosent look new or old


it opened in 1992. it opened in part of a former ames / zayre.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 06, 2006, 05:09:41 PM
Here's the Toys "R" Us aside the Great Northern Mall in Clay, New York right outside Syracuse. These were taken on my most recent trip on Saturday.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 06, 2006, 05:13:52 PM
Toys "R" Us in Clay, New York. If I didn't know better this store was built the same year as the store in Danbury, Connecticut - and it looks exactly the same by memory.


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Post by: d_fife on August 06, 2006, 05:15:05 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Toys "R" Us in Clay, New York. If I didn't know better this store was built the same year as the store in Danbury, Connecticut - and it looks exactly the same by memory.


it was built the same year as danbury - 1988.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 06, 2006, 05:16:00 PM
Looks unchanged at all since. A nearby store in DeWitt recently closed (also in Syracuse area). Note the wonderfully colorful and brown vintage style!

edit: D_fife says it was built in 1985


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 06, 2006, 05:19:19 PM
The store was in outstanding condition and was very busy for a Toys "R" Us. I suspect the traffic from the mall atracts business to this store apart from there being no stores nearby.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 06, 2006, 05:28:08 PM
The 1980's original model of the stores had these lights under the scaffolding to light up the rainbow planks at night. This store still had them!


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 06, 2006, 05:32:15 PM
Toys "R" Us at the Great Northern Mall. This store had no road sign/plyon because if they did it would've been brown like the one in Horseheads.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 06, 2006, 05:41:20 PM
A very old Jeoffrey sign still on the facade. The one in Woburn looked newer even though that store was older.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 06, 2006, 05:45:13 PM
The really old pick-up sign. I knew this was here before I came back assuming nothing in the store had changed much since it's opening.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 06, 2006, 05:47:56 PM
The orange and brown entrance sign - exact one found at Woburn and typical at original stores.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 06, 2006, 05:50:07 PM
The inside of the store. This looked almost like the Danbury store in it's heyday and I was awed to find they still used the pull-ticket system for video games. Note how hey also still use the supermarket-style aisles!


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 06, 2006, 06:02:32 PM
Here's the store visible from the Great Northern Mall. You can see it easily from Dick'sSporting Goods. I'm convinced this store was trapped in some irregular time warp.


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Post by: powersbt on August 06, 2006, 06:23:22 PM
You never seize to amaze me XISMZERO!! Those photos of the Clay Toys 'R Us are absolutely awesome. Do you have any other interior shots of that store?? Couldn't have asked for any better photos of that store than what you took. Nice Job!!

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Here's the store visible from the Great Northern Mall. You can see it easily from the inside of Dick's. I'm convinced this store was trapped in some irregular time warp.


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Post by: Caldor1999 on August 06, 2006, 06:43:16 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Toys "R" Us in Clay, New York. If I didn't know better this store was built the same year as the store in Danbury, Connecticut - and it looks exactly the same by memory.


ues that store did open teh same year as teh danbury one in 1988 and how come i dont see ya onmline that much anymore


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Post by: d_fife on August 06, 2006, 07:15:33 PM
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Originally posted by powersbt
You never seize to amaze me XISMZERO!! Those photos of the Clay Toys 'R Us are absolutely awesome. Do you have any other interior shots of that store?? Couldn't have asked for any better photos of that store than what you took. Nice Job!!

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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Here's the store visible from the Great Northern Mall. You can see it easily from the inside of Dick's. I'm convinced this store was trapped in some irregular time warp.


notice the yellow of the toys rus wall in his picture when he takes the picture down that isle. I noticed that when I wbent in (I do not take pictures inside because someone might see or tell an employee or an employee may see) that is the color of the walls in the old school. man that is busy, but I think that it is because it is the only toys r us around syracuse, since the one in dewitt closed and maybe because people displaced from that one go here and because it is close to the mall. ths one is 45,000 sq.ft. adn so is the danbury one. when you where in the parking lot from dick's where you careful because this is a strict mall when it comes to picture taking. me and another member got in trouble at this mall for it.

it was not busy when I went last march becasue I was there at lunchtime on a school day during my spring break.

here is my picture of the one in clay.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 07, 2006, 12:13:52 PM
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Originally posted by powersbt
You never seize to amaze me XISMZERO!! Those photos of the Clay Toys 'R Us are absolutely awesome. Do you have any other interior shots of that store?? Couldn't have asked for any better photos of that store than what you took. Nice Job!!


It took me four and a half hours to get here so getting a satisfactory amount of shots was objective. Unfortunately, I dropped my camera on the day were I was going to go back and visit the site again and go see the Driver's Village :(

I made an album of my trip visible here: http://ccsu.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2013995&l=83c7c&id=48807574

When I got back home, I played with the camera and smacked it around and it appears to work and take pictures again :D I'll be back up there soon to get more... soon as in maybe a year though...

Oh and Caldor1999, reason I haven't been online is because I havent been using AIM lately.


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Post by: powersbt on August 07, 2006, 12:44:50 PM
LOL, Pretty amazing what a Good Smack will do for a camera once in a while!!

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Originally posted by powersbt
You never seize to amaze me XISMZERO!! Those photos of the Clay Toys 'R Us are absolutely awesome. Do you have any other interior shots of that store?? Couldn't have asked for any better photos of that store than what you took. Nice Job!!


It took me four and a half hours to get here so getting a satisfactory amount of shots was objective. Unfortunately, I dropped my camera on the day were I was going to go back and visit the site again and go see the Driver's Village :(

I made an album of my trip visible here: http://ccsu.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2013995&l=83c7c&id=48807574

When I got back home, I played with the camera and smacked it around and it appears to work and take pictures again :D I'll be back up there soon to get more... soon as in maybe a year though...

Oh and Caldor1999, reason I haven't been online is because I havent been using AIM lately.


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Post by: Caldor1999 on August 07, 2006, 07:30:13 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
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Originally posted by powersbt
You never seize to amaze me XISMZERO!! Those photos of the Clay Toys 'R Us are absolutely awesome. Do you have any other interior shots of that store?? Couldn't have asked for any better photos of that store than what you took. Nice Job!!


It took me four and a half hours to get here so getting a satisfactory amount of shots was objective. Unfortunately, I dropped my camera on the day were I was going to go back and visit the site again and go see the Driver's Village :(

I made an album of my trip visible here: http://ccsu.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2013995&l=83c7c&id=48807574

When I got back home, I played with the camera and smacked it around and it appears to work and take pictures again :D I'll be back up there soon to get more... soon as in maybe a year though...

Oh and Caldor1999, reason I haven't been online is because I havent been using AIM lately.



ahh ok gotcha but hey u took alot of nice pictures and such i also liek teh stamfored mall also the pics of them tearing down th e old filenes/jc penny


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Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 10:35:55 AM
the 31,000 sq.ft. toys r us in hamden CT in the hamden mart that opened in fall 1996. it was a stop and shop that moved across the street.

I was told by one of my friends from wallingford there was one in east haven that closed. I saw pictures of it on the net a few years ago and it had that classic brown look and the parking lot was in bad shape.

toys r us in hamden ct.


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Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 10:36:34 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife
the 31,000 sq.ft. toys r us in hamden CT in the hamden mart that opened in fall 1996.

I was told by one of my friends from wallingford there was one in east haven that closed. I saw pictures of it on the net a few years ago and it had that classic brown look and the parking lot was in bad shape.

toys r us in hamden ct.


toys r us hamden ct


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Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 02:27:08 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
the 31,000 sq.ft. toys r us in hamden CT in the hamden mart that opened in fall 1996. it was a stop and shop that moved across the street.

I was told by one of my friends from wallingford there was one in east haven that closed. I saw pictures of it on the net a few years ago and it had that classic brown look and the parking lot was in bad shape.

toys r us in hamden ct.


side of hamden ct one


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Post by: d_fife on August 12, 2006, 05:19:32 PM
back of toys r us in amherst ny (near buffalo)


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Post by: Caldor1999 on August 15, 2006, 11:32:36 PM
hear s a really really old school looking toys r us out in CA picture Credit go's  NJMetfan88@aol.com

this store looks really old compired to most tru's im gussing it open in the 70's jugging buy the stone on the walls


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Post by: Caldor1999 on August 15, 2006, 11:33:48 PM
were the logo was this store is in Garden Grove, CA


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Post by: Caldor1999 on August 15, 2006, 11:34:52 PM
and this is the person who took these pics again the credit go's too  NJMetfan88@aol.com from teh looks of it this store probley closed in the late 90's maby ealry 2000's


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 17, 2006, 08:36:08 AM
Wow. That Toys R Us in Anaheim is scary old. Quite possibly the oldest Toys R Us I've ever seen. That road sign is amazing. Here are some shots of the current Toys R Us store in Milford, Connecticut.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 17, 2006, 08:38:22 AM
Toys R Us / Milford, Connecticut. This store was obviously one of Connecticut's first stores probably built in the early-mid 1980s. Note how it has a rare "glass/skylight" exit vestibule.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 17, 2006, 08:40:36 AM
Toys R Us / Milford, Connecticut. The glass exit as seen on this store was featured on very few stores in Connecticut. The former East Haven location (near Milford) had this same exit.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 17, 2006, 08:45:12 AM
Toys R Us / Milford, Connecticut. A newer facade which replaced the former brown/rainbow style. Looking closely, you can tell exactly where the old facade used to be.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 17, 2006, 08:47:12 AM
Toys R Us / Milford, Connecticut. Couldn't quite understand why this recently merged store featured a Kids R Us label scar.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 17, 2006, 08:49:14 AM
Toys R Us / Milford, Connecticut. A slightly improved logo on the building's side. This is one of the signs visible from I-95.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 17, 2006, 08:51:14 AM
Toys R Us / Milford, Connecticut. Enormous road side plyon easily visible from I-95. This sign rivals the mighty sign from the Manchester, New Hampshire store.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 17, 2006, 08:52:45 AM
Toys R Us / Milford, Connecticut. An older pick-up sign featured here. This one was probably replaced in the early 90's since most 1980s stores featured brown/orange schemed signs.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 17, 2006, 08:53:56 AM
Toys R Us / Milford, Connecticut. A smaller, side road plyon from the store's rear entrance.


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Post by: d_fife on August 17, 2006, 04:57:32 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Wow. That Toys R Us in Anaheim is scary old. Quite possibly the oldest Toys R Us I've ever seen. That road sign is amazing. Here are some shots of the current Toys R Us store in Milford, Connecticut.


what a wierd toys r us. I guess there are no brown toys r us' left in CT. from the store number, i guess it opened like 1986 (A BIG EXPANSION YEAR FOR THEM) and that anaheim one must have been one of their first stores and I have never seen a toys r us look so OLD OLD OLD OLD OLD.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 17, 2006, 11:01:55 PM
Yep, you're right. There are no more older stores in Connecticut as all of them have been converted or built in the early 1990's. The newest store is the relocated Waterbury store which opened in 1997 as a prototype store. As far as I know, there are only two stores which no longer exist which include the East Haven and former Waterbury stores.

I'm guessing this store looked like the East Haven store as it has a corner style entrance and a distant glass-style exit area. Think of the Milford store as a mirror image of that. Not only that but the Milford store was only miles away from the ill-fated East Haven store both off I-95.

Also notice the other label scar on the building... it looks as if they've moved the giant star "R" from over the exit to the building side?


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 24, 2006, 09:46:57 AM
Here's the Toys "R" Us in Manchester, Connecticut adjacent to the Buckland Hills Mall. The store was built in 1993 and used to be one of my favorite Toys R Us stores.


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Post by: amesman on August 24, 2006, 01:50:19 PM
XISMZERO, great pics of  Clay, NY. I have a couple shots of the store, but no close ups like you have. Very cool stuff. Hit me up with an IM sometime. Screen name is HudsonValleyJack.

Also, d fife, the Amherst, NY store used to have the brown facade. The Clarence store had it too. Both have been remodeled now though. Poughkeepsie had it too, but it was remodeled as well. I may have an old picture of it. I'll have to look.


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Post by: d_fife on August 24, 2006, 06:30:17 PM
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Originally posted by amesman
XISMZERO, great pics of  Clay, NY. I have a couple shots of the store, but no close ups like you have. Very cool stuff. Hit me up with an IM sometime. Screen name is HudsonValleyJack.

Also, d fife, the Amherst, NY store used to have the brown facade. The Clarence store had it too. Both have been remodeled now though. Poughkeepsie had it too, but it was remodeled as well. I may have an old picture of it. I'll have to look.


it is easy to tell that the ones in amherst and clarence did as they way the buildings look (The one in swansea mass looks exactly like those 2) and those two were probably remodeled like 5 yrs ago. and the poughkeepsie one you could tell it was remodeled with the purple look. I Guess no brown ones besides clay and horseheads / elmira are left.


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 31, 2006, 08:54:57 AM
Here's the former Toys R Us in Commack, New York. The store was in the process of being converted into something unknown. It appears as if it's been subdivided for it's future tenant(s).


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 31, 2006, 08:56:39 AM
Here's the whited-out sign to the former Toys R Us in Commack. This store was hit by the most recent 87 store closings in 2006.


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Post by: d_fife on September 03, 2006, 02:46:18 PM
the one in lima ohio

from http://www.loopnet.com/xNet/MainSite/Listing/Profile/ProfileSE.aspx?LID=14198420&linkcode=1070&sourcecode=1lww2t006a00001 of


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Post by: d_fife on September 03, 2006, 02:49:31 PM
the closed one in springfield pa  and was 41,000 sq.ft.

from http://www.loopnet.com/xNet/MainSite/Listing/Profile/ProfileSE.aspx?LID=14713175&linkcode=1070&sourcecode=1lww2t006a00001


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Post by: d_fife on September 26, 2006, 07:37:28 PM
toys r us in Joliet IL

from http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/toysrus.html


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Post by: d_fife on September 27, 2006, 11:30:20 AM
the toys r us in waterford ct (near new london) and down teh road from the mall. I asked an employee when it was remodeled and she said a few years ago and when it was built: 1984.

an old school is the stairways to an upstairs thing inside.


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Post by: d_fife on September 27, 2006, 11:32:36 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife
the toys r us in waterford ct (near new london) and down teh road from the mall. I asked an employee when it was remodeled and she said a few years ago and when it was built: 1984.

an old school is the stairways to an upstairs thing inside.


waterford and notice the side of it: brown like the old days


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Post by: d_fife on September 27, 2006, 11:34:09 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
the toys r us in waterford ct (near new london) and down teh road from the mall. I asked an employee when it was remodeled and she said a few years ago and when it was built: 1984.

an old school is the stairways to an upstairs thing inside.


waterford and notice the side of it: brown like the old days


waterford one


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Post by: d_fife on September 27, 2006, 11:36:15 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
the toys r us in waterford ct (near new london) and down teh road from the mall. I asked an employee when it was remodeled and she said a few years ago and when it was built: 1984.

an old school is the stairways to an upstairs thing inside.


waterford and notice the side of it: brown like the old days


waterford one


waterford sign


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Post by: d_fife on September 27, 2006, 11:37:49 AM
Toys r us in warwick RI and it opened 1978 and is almost 42,000 square feet.


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Post by: d_fife on September 27, 2006, 11:46:10 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife
Toys r us in warwick RI and it opened 1978 and is almost 42,000 square feet.


pick up sign of the warwick one


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Post by: HoJofan206 on November 03, 2006, 09:55:19 AM
Former Kids R Us in Evansville Indiana


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Post by: XISMZERO on November 03, 2006, 09:58:21 AM
Creepy Kids R Us in Evansville. By the way, the Manchester, NH location has officially been demolished and is in the process of becoming something new. My pictures of it should be on these forums somewhere...


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Post by: HoJofan206 on November 10, 2006, 07:02:06 AM
Evansville Indiana


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Post by: HoJofan206 on November 10, 2006, 10:16:33 AM
Evansville Indiana


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Post by: HoJofan206 on November 10, 2006, 10:17:03 AM
Evv


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Post by: HoJofan206 on November 10, 2006, 10:17:38 AM
Shopping Cart 2006


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Post by: HoJofan206 on November 10, 2006, 10:18:06 AM
One last look....


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Post by: webcookie on November 11, 2006, 05:18:19 PM
I remember the old brown TRU's in Nanuet and Danbury. I remember going into one of them once upon a time looking for my first GigaPet. It was very old looking inside. It's sad that they've both been redone now. I think I might remember a TRU in Paramus too.

I used to work at the KRU in Middletown, NY. I hated it there and only lasted a month. Maybe it's better now that it's BRU.


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Post by: XISMZERO on November 11, 2006, 06:21:46 PM
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Originally posted by webcookie
I remember the old brown TRU's in Nanuet and Danbury. I remember going into one of them once upon a time looking for my first GigaPet. It was very old looking inside. It's sad that they've both been redone now. I think I might remember a TRU in Paramus too.

I used to work at the KRU in Middletown, NY. I hated it there and only lasted a month. Maybe it's better now that it's BRU.


The Danbury one is sad, indeed. Next time I head up to the Danbury area, I will stop in and ask around about when the hay they remodeled it because it's been bothering me. It was probably done shortly after they rebuilt the Waterbury location and not previously (as I've stated) around 2003.

I got retribution when I traveled to see the Clay, NY location which is an almost perfect replication of the Danbury store.


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Post by: webcookie on November 12, 2006, 12:03:18 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
The Danbury one is sad, indeed. Next time I head up to the Danbury area, I will stop in and ask around about when the hay they remodeled it because it's been bothering me. It was probably done shortly after they rebuilt the Waterbury location and not previously (as I've stated) around 2003.

I got retribution when I traveled to see the Clay, NY location which is an almost perfect replication of the Danbury store.


Where is Clay? As I said, I live in Middletown. Is it way upstate or what? I'd love to visit it if it's not too far. I wish I had taken pictures of the brown one in Nanuet before it got redone, but I wasn't taking pictures of dead retail yet. I was interested, just not going on excursions.


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Post by: XISMZERO on November 12, 2006, 12:43:47 PM
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Originally posted by webcookie
Where is Clay? As I said, I live in Middletown. Is it way upstate or what? I'd love to visit it if it's not too far. I wish I had taken pictures of the brown one in Nanuet before it got redone, but I wasn't taking pictures of dead retail yet. I was interested, just not going on excursions.


Unfortunately and oddly enough, my location in Connecticut is most likely closer than yours in Middletown. It's about a 4 and a half hour haul to Clay, which is just north of Syracuse way upstate. It's not as bad as Buffalo, but I've asked and know many New Yorkers haven't even heard of Clay before.

Without spamming, here's what the Clay store looks as of August 2006 - preserved wonderfully for almost 20 years.


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Post by: webcookie on November 12, 2006, 02:01:07 PM
That looks amazingly kept up. I'm sad that it's so far away. If I ever wander up that way I'll go see it, but I can't make a special trip for it with the way gas prices are.


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Post by: XISMZERO on November 12, 2006, 04:55:40 PM
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Originally posted by webcookie
That looks amazingly kept up. I'm sad that it's so far away. If I ever wander up that way I'll go see it, but I can't make a special trip for it with the way gas prices are.


If anything, you could travel to Elmira (Horseheads) to see the other of the two old-styled ones left in New York (although not quite like this one or as well kept). Better go now, gas is actually "cheap" these days before it skyrockets back to $3 for Summer.


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Post by: d_fife on November 13, 2006, 03:22:18 PM
here are the pictures in order from top to bottom (I digitized these pictures). I took all these pictures.


1. Top - the original look of the Toys r us in Newington / Portsmouth nh. I took this picture in 1996. IT was remodeled in 1997 and was the last brown one in NH.

2. below- the renovation of the Toys r us in Newington Nh / Portsmouth in 1997. the one in south portland me looked exactly like this when it was being renovated. I took this picture in 1997.


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Post by: d_fife on November 13, 2006, 03:26:39 PM
here are the pictures in order from top to bottom (I digitized these pictures). I took all these pictures.


1. top picture to the left of the pictures is the toys r us sign in south portland me. I took this picture in 2001

2. 2nd picture to the bottom on the left of hte pictures is the toys r us sign in south portland me and I took this picture in 1997 and the sign is old looking.

3. Bangor maine. When it was brown, the brown is now white but the facade is unchanged and the inside is still yellow. I took this picture in 1999. It opened in 1989.

4. South Portland maine. I took this picture in 1996. It has been renovated and it opeened in like 82 or 83.

5. rest of the toys r us bulding in portland me. I took this picture in 1997. notice the black glass exit / entrance.


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Post by: d_fife on November 13, 2006, 03:30:10 PM
here are the pictures in order from top to bottom (I digitized these pictures). I took all these pictures.

1. first picture (top) to the left of the pictures is the Toys r us sign in Portsmouth / newington nh. notice how old school it is. I took the picture in 1997 and the sign has been replaced with a white modern Toys r us sign

2. 2nd picture to the left of hte pictures is the remodeled Toys r us in South Portland me. I took this picture in 2001.

3. Top picture to the right is the remdoeled Toys r us in South portland me and I took this picture in 1998.

4. 2nd picture (to to the right) is the remodeled Toys r us in portsmouth / newington nh and I took this picutre in 2000.

5. 3rd picture to the right is the remodeled Toys r us in portsmouth / newington nh and I took this picture in 2004.


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Post by: d_fife on November 13, 2006, 03:32:28 PM
here are the pictures in order from top to bottom (I digitized these pictures). I took all these pictures.

1. the picture to the left of the others is the sign of the one in salem nh. I took this picture in 1999.

2. top (to the right) is the Toys r us in salem nh. I took this picture in 1996 and the store opened early 1992 and is 45,000 sq.ft.

3. picture below the top is the Toys r us in Nashua NH. I took this picture in 1996 and the store opeend early 1991 and is 45,000 sq.ft.

4. the 3rd picture to the right is the back of the one in Nashua NH. I took this pictgure in 1996.


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Post by: d_fife on November 13, 2006, 03:33:51 PM
here are the pictures in order from top to bottom (I digitized these pictures). I took all these pictures.
All three pictures are of the one in Concord Nh. I took these pictures in 2004 and the store opened in early november 1992 and this is the smallest one in NH and is probably in the early 30000s of sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on November 13, 2006, 03:36:51 PM
here are the pictures in order from top to bottom (I digitized these pictures).

1. the picture to the left of the pictures is the one in manchester NH. I took this picture in 2002. the store opened in july 1981 and was remodeled.

2. the picture to the right / top is the old look of the one in manchester nh and it opened in 1981 and was remodeled july 1992. MY Dad took this picture in 1984 when he ws taking a picture of my borther when he was little. I credit this picture to Douglas Fife (my dad)

3. The 2nd picture to the right is the one in MAnchester Nh's remodeled look. the store was remodeled in 1992. I took this picture in 2000.

4. big sign of the one in Manchester Nh. I took this picture in 2000.

I now have all the ones in NH posted.


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Post by: d_fife on November 13, 2006, 04:48:18 PM
I digitized these pictures and took them myself.

1. picture to the left of the other pictures is the Toys r us in Woburn that is old school. notice the entrance rainbow colors. I took this picture in 2000.

2. top right store is the one in Dorchester  / boston mass in the south bay center while still open. it closed in 2006. it was 46,000 sq.ft and opened late 1993 and became a best buy within 6 months of its closing. I took this picture in 2003.

3. below the top one - the Toys r us side and sign of the one in Dedham. notice the edge of the building is brown. I took this picture in 2003. I was told it was remodeled a year before I took this picture and it must have opened late 1970s / early 1980s.

4. below - Toys r us in Dedham mass. I took this picture in 2003.


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Post by: d_fife on November 13, 2006, 04:52:49 PM
I digitized these pictuers and I took these pictures myself


1. to the left - tjhe white toys r us rectagular sign behind that sign in Springfield Mass. I took this picture in 2004.

2. top right - the toys r us in the holyoke mall in holyoke mass and was 36,000 sq.ft. and opened fall 1995 and is becoming babies r us. I took this picture in 2003.

3. below top - Toys r us in springfield mass that opened like 1980. notice how it appears to have been remodeled like 15 years ago. I took this picture in 2004.

4. bottom - side of the Toys r us in springfield mass. I took this picture in 2004.


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Post by: d_fife on November 13, 2006, 05:04:33 PM
I took these pictures myself and digitized them.

1. to the left - Toys r us in LEominster mass that got deattached to the mall when filene's was built. it opened in fall 1992 in the old market basket and is 31,000 sq.ft. I took this picture in 2005.

2. to the top right - Toys r us in framingham mass. I heard its the busiest one in new england. It replaced an older location in 1994 and is 45,000 sq.ft. I took this picture in 1996

3. below top - toys r us in framingham mass with the updated R. I took this picture in 2003. the locatiuon is in shoppers world

4. bottom - Toys r us in leominster mass. I took this picture in 2001.


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Post by: d_fife on November 13, 2006, 05:06:54 PM
I digitized these pictures and took these pictures myself


1. top - Toys r us in peabody mass that opened in liek 1978 - it has the earliest store number in mass. I took this picture in 1997. I remember seeing it when it was brown when I was in the area back in 1992, but I only went past it as my family and I were in the area too see the witch musem. but this store must have been remodeled between 1992-1995.

2. below top _ toys r us and kids r us together in peabody. the store is in the north shore mall parking lot. I took this picture in 2001

3. bottom  - Toys r us in Medford mass that opened in late 1992 in the old Child World. It closed in 2006. I took this picture in 2002.


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Post by: d_fife on November 13, 2006, 05:10:53 PM
I took these pictures myself and digitzed them.

1. top left hand picture is the side of the one in auburn mass. It opened in like 78 or 79, judging by the store number. I went there in 2002. It must have been remodeled 10 yrs before that.  I took this picture in 2002

2. bottom left hand picture is the side of the one in auburn mass. I took this picture in 2002

3. top right picture is the one in REvere mass. It has hte old look, but where its supposed to be brown is white. it must have been repainted over a year or two before I went there (I went there in 2002). It  closed in early 2005 due to lost lease. but the store is big and busy. I read it was 44,000 sq.ft. and opened 1988 or 1989. It was in the northgate shopping center. the hallway in the entrance was long. I took this picture in 2002.

4. below top - Toys r us in Auburn mass. I took this picture in 2002. it is across the auburn mall.

5. bottom one - Toys r us side and sign of the one in Auburn mass I took this picture in 2002.


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Post by: d_fife on November 13, 2006, 05:13:28 PM
I digitized these pictures and took these pictures myself

1. left hand picture - sign of the one in kingston mass. I took this picture in 2003

2. top right one. the one in Hyannis mass that opened in mid 1993 in the old child world and is 36,000 sq.ft. I took this picture in 2003

3. below top one - the one in Kingston mass (below the independence mall and near the car dealers). It is a small store and opened in like 1990 or 1991. I took this picture in 2003

4. bottom _ side of the one in kingston mass. I took this one in 2003.


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Post by: d_fife on November 13, 2006, 05:16:30 PM
I digitized these pictures and took these pictures myself

1. left hand picture is the toys r us sign in dartmouth mass. I took this picture in 2003

2. top right picture is the toys r us in bellingham mass that opened in 1996 and is 33,000 sq.ft. It is in the home depot petsmart decathalon plaza. I took this picture in 2003.

3. below top is the Toys r us in North Dartmouth mass down the road from the mall and 30,000 sq.ft. and opened 1995 or 1996. I took this picture in 2003.

4. bottom - more of the toys r us in north dartmouth mass. I took this picture in 2003.


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Post by: d_fife on November 13, 2006, 05:19:46 PM
I took these pictures myself and digitized them.

1. left hand picture - Toys r us sign in cambridge mass in fresh pond. I took this picture in 2004

2. top right picture. Toys r us in brockton mass near the westgate mall that opened in 1991 and 40,000 sq.ft.. I took this picture in 2004

3. below top picture - Toys r us in Cambridge mass that opened in 1992 in the old ames / zayre. The store was small. my dad thought so too. The store closed in 2006, which did not surprise me. I took this picture in 2004

4. Bottom picutre- more of the toys r us in cambridge mass and notice how small it is. I took this picture in 2004.


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Post by: d_fife on November 13, 2006, 05:22:20 PM
I took these pictures myself and digitized them

1. top left hand picture is the toys r us sign and side in brockton mass. I took this picture in 2004

2. bottom left picture is the toys r us in brockton mass. I took this picture in 2004.

3. Top right hand picture is the Toys r us in North ATtleboro mass that is 45,000 sq.ft. and opeend in 1991. The former bookstore manager of my college worked there. I took this picture in 2005. the store is across the huge emerald square mall.

4. below top picture - more toys r us in north attleboro. I took this picture in 2005.

5. bottom picture. Toys r us sign in north attleboro. I took this picture in 2005.


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Post by: d_fife on November 13, 2006, 05:25:32 PM
I digitzed these pictures and took them myself.


all 5 pictures are in swansea mass. I took these pictures in 2005 It opened like 25 yrs ago. IT appears it was remodeled a few years ago. It is near the swansea mall and 5 minutes from fall river.

on the top left picture notice the side and the 2nd left notice the sign.  on the top right picture notice where it appears to have had the rainbow entrance below the purple lettering where it would have been brown. on the picture below the top notice how the glass entrance is yellow. on the bottom right picture notice where it woudl have been brown.

this is the last massachusetts toys r us picture I have to post and I HAVE POSTED ALL THE MASSACHUSETTS TOYS R US' NOW!


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Post by: d_fife on November 13, 2006, 05:29:21 PM
I digitized these pictures and took these pictures myself.

1. The top left picture is the toys r us sign of the one in glens falls / queensbury ny. I took this picture in 2004

2. the bottom left hand picutre is the side of hte toys r us in glens falls ny. I took this picture in 2004.

3. the top right picutre is the Toys r us in Albany new york. I was told it opened in 1978 and got a facelift in the mid 1990s. it is 45,000 sq.ft. and across colonie center mall. I took this picutre in 2005.

4. below the top right picture is the Toys r us in glens falls / queensbury ny. it opened in like 1997 and is small. it must be in the early 30,000s sq.ft. I took this picture in 2004.

5 bottom I was going to post the sign of hte one in albany, but accidently posted the chilis. the toys r us albany sign is in another picture.  that picture was taken in 2005.

I have posted every toys r us I have been to in the state of NY. The only ones I have not seen yet are the ones in naunet, new york city, long island, white plains.


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Post by: d_fife on November 13, 2006, 05:35:06 PM
I digitzed these pictures and took these picutres myself


1. top left picture is the toys r us sign in albany. I took this picture in 2005

2. 2nd left picture is the toys r us in warwick RI. It opened in 1978 and has the oldest store number in New england and was remodeled in 1997. it is big and awesome. I took this picture in 2005

3. top right picture is the Toys r us in Williston vermont (the only one in Vermont) and it opened 10 yrs ago and is probably in the mid or late 30,000s of sq.ft. I took this picture in 2002.

4. below top. Toys r us in WArwick RI - I took this picture in 2005.

5. botom picture ToyS r us in Orlando Florida. MY dad took this picture of me standing in front of it in 1993. I hear the store now is blue and has glass windows. I credit this picture to my dad Douglas Fife

 I went to one in albuquerque new mexico in 1995. my late mother (Whom died 2 months ago) and her late mother (whom died 9.5 yrs ago) were with me then and the Toys R us there was brown and looked like it was in the early 1980s era. it is probably remodeled by now. I have no picture of the one in albuquerque.

I have now posted pictures of all Toys r us' in new england except for the ones in Milford Ct, Westport Ct and Norwalk Ct and the closed one in east haven, which I will visit next year.


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Post by: d_fife on November 14, 2006, 01:20:43 PM
toys r us portsmouth / newington nh


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Post by: d_fife on November 14, 2006, 01:21:21 PM
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toys r us portsmouth / newington nh


edge and customer pick sign in portsmouth / newington nh


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Post by: d_fife on November 14, 2006, 01:22:05 PM
what is now in the closed one in dorchester/ boston mass (as of october 25, 2006)


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Post by: d_fife on November 14, 2006, 01:24:16 PM
what replaced the one in revere mass that closed.


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Post by: XISMZERO on November 14, 2006, 04:06:14 PM
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I digitzed these pictures and took these picutres myself

I have now posted pictures of all Toys r us' in new england except for the ones in Milford Ct, Westport Ct and Norwalk Ct and the closed one in east haven, which I will visit next year.


Some amazing pictures in there d_fife, especially those old-school Manchester, NH shots. I've got both Milford and Norwalk covered, pictures are on this page. I'd like to mention again that the vacant East Haven one is long gone as of 2005.


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Post by: d_fife on December 01, 2006, 08:31:07 PM
toys r us in york pa and store number 8310. it must have opened in the early 1980s. the store also had yellow streaks inside and had ticket slips for video games


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Post by: d_fife on December 01, 2006, 08:33:27 PM
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toys r us in york pa and store number 8310. it must have opened in the early 1980s.


york pa one and it is near the west manchester mall.


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Post by: d_fife on December 01, 2006, 08:35:31 PM
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toys r us in york pa and store number 8310. it must have opened in the early 1980s.


york pa one and it is near the west manchester mall.


york pa one


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Post by: d_fife on December 01, 2006, 08:37:03 PM
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toys r us in york pa and store number 8310. it must have opened in the early 1980s.


york pa one and it is near the west manchester mall.


york pa one


york pa


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Post by: d_fife on December 01, 2006, 08:38:20 PM
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toys r us in york pa and store number 8310. it must have opened in the early 1980s.


york pa one and it is near the west manchester mall.


york pa one


york pa


york pa


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Post by: d_fife on December 01, 2006, 08:41:04 PM
toys r us in catonsville maryland (near baltimore). a clerk told me this is one of the original stores. there was no slip tickets for video games. the inside had yellow streaks and the store was medium sized.


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Post by: d_fife on December 01, 2006, 08:43:13 PM
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toys r us in catonsville maryland (near baltimore). a clerk told me this is one of the original stores. there was no slip tickets for video games. the inside had yellow streaks and the store was medium sized.


catonsville


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Post by: d_fife on December 01, 2006, 08:45:20 PM
toys r us in owings mills maryland (near baltimore) and it opened 16 or 15 years ago.


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Post by: d_fife on December 01, 2006, 08:47:16 PM
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toys r us in owings mills maryland (near baltimore) and it opened 16 or 15 years ago.


owings mills md store


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Post by: d_fife on December 01, 2006, 08:48:49 PM
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toys r us in owings mills maryland (near baltimore) and it opened 16 or 15 years ago.


owings mills md store


owings mills sign


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Post by: d_fife on December 01, 2006, 08:50:14 PM
toys r us in white marsh / baltimore maryland.


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Post by: d_fife on December 01, 2006, 08:51:23 PM
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toys r us in white marsh / baltimore maryland.


white marsh


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Post by: d_fife on December 01, 2006, 08:53:15 PM
toys r us in woburn as of november 2, 2006. notice the rainbow colors on the entrance is not rainbow.


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Post by: d_fife on December 01, 2006, 08:54:55 PM
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toys r us in woburn as of november 2, 2006. notice the rainbow colors on the entrance is not rainbow.

woburn toys r us. the store is huge and the floors and inside is old.


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Post by: d_fife on December 01, 2006, 08:56:48 PM
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toys r us in woburn as of november 2, 2006. notice the rainbow colors on the entrance is not rainbow.

woburn toys r us. the store is huge and the floors and inside is old.


woburn


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Post by: d_fife on December 01, 2006, 08:58:27 PM
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toys r us in woburn as of november 2, 2006. notice the rainbow colors on the entrance is not rainbow.

woburn toys r us. the store is huge and the floors and inside is old.


woburn


woburn


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Post by: powersbt on December 02, 2006, 08:04:46 AM
Any Interior Shots of Woburn??


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Post by: d_fife on December 02, 2006, 10:40:17 AM
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Any Interior Shots of Woburn??


no for fear of getting caught and yelled at. I never do interior shots for that.


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Post by: powersbt on December 02, 2006, 02:01:15 PM
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Any Interior Shots of Woburn??


no for fear of getting caught and yelled at. I never do interior shots for that.


Just have to get XISMZERO up there for that then.


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Post by: XISMZERO on December 02, 2006, 05:03:48 PM
How tragic! They repainted that age-old Woburn store into that ugly, cheap remodel in blue?! And powersbt, I've already posted the interior shots from before they did the repaint.

Also, someone on Jason Dama's Labelscar blog told me about that Catonsville store. Wow. I've never seen a variant quite like that one with a glass tunnel covering the entrance. You can see the only renovation is a white roof paint job like the Bangor, ME store.

Might have to plan a trip to Pennsylvania to see that York store sometime before it gets a horrid repaint job. I think they've already diseased that Jeoffrey...


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Post by: XISMZERO on December 03, 2006, 08:30:08 PM
Here's a picture of the old Kids "R" Us in Danbury, Connecticut. I retrieved this picture from the Danbury Online Assessor Database (which is why the quality is very low). No date was recorded. Unfortunately, there was no picture of the Toys "R" Us before the remodel.


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Post by: Caldor1999 on December 04, 2006, 02:08:27 PM
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Here's a picture of the old Kids "R" Us in Danbury, Connecticut. I retrieved this picture from the Danbury Online Assessor Database (which is why the quality is very low). No date was recorded. Unfortunately, there was no picture of the Toys "R" Us before the remodel.



nice pic though from what i know that pic loosk to be before the 1998/1999 renvation


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Post by: XISMZERO on December 06, 2006, 08:12:02 PM
The brown-roof, rainbow-era Toys "R" Us colors. This was taken while in the Clay, New York store this Summer which I hope wasn't painted over like Woburn since.


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Post by: XISMZERO on December 12, 2006, 01:10:34 AM
Toys 'R' Us Bayshore, New York (Long Island). Right next to the Westfield South Shore [mall].


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Post by: XISMZERO on December 12, 2006, 01:11:54 AM
Bay Shore, New York. This store shows possible evidence of an earlier design with a "glass exit" and some conspicuous former entrances since patched.


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Post by: XISMZERO on December 12, 2006, 01:13:23 AM
Bay Shore, New York. The colorful facade adheres to the common rainbow-colored tile design of the early 1990's.


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Post by: pubdog on December 17, 2006, 03:37:16 PM
Here's a pic of the Toys R Us in Langley Park, MD, that is slated to close.  It is in a former 2-story K-Mart that was originally built as a Lansburgh's department store in 1953.  The Toys R Us replaced the K-Mart in about 1998 after K-Mart opened its new store at 6411 Riggs Rd in Hyattsville.


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Post by: pubdog on December 17, 2006, 03:39:04 PM
Here's another view ...


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Post by: Whoser on December 17, 2006, 05:29:56 PM
There is still a Kids R Us in Waterford.


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Post by: d_fife on December 17, 2006, 06:17:30 PM
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There is still a Kids R Us in Waterford.


there is a kids r us in the toys r us in waterford.  I saw a petco in waterford that looked like a kids r us.


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Post by: XISMZERO on December 18, 2006, 12:05:54 AM
I can confirm d_fife is correct. If we're talking about Waterford, Connecticut, Kids R Us across the Crystal Mall has been converted into (either) Petco or Office Depot. Most of their former locations became Office Depot stores.


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Post by: Whoser on December 18, 2006, 07:37:13 PM
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There is still a Kids R Us in Waterford.


there is a kids r us in the toys r us in waterford.  I saw a petco in waterford that looked like a kids r us.


Yes, PetCo used to be a KidsRUS.


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Post by: Whoser on December 18, 2006, 07:38:00 PM
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toys r us in woburn as of november 2, 2006. notice the rainbow colors on the entrance is not rainbow.


That's what the Waterford CT ToysRus used to look like.


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Post by: XISMZERO on December 19, 2006, 12:35:21 AM
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That's what the Waterford CT ToysRus used to look like.


Actually, I think it looked more like the Clay, NY store (which also looked like the Danbury, CT store). There's a difference - that Woburn variant has a scaffold, and shorter (former) rainbow planks and was built well before both stores. The Waterford store I remember, but not too well, from far off childhood and the few times I've been to the Crystal Mall (and area).

One of my friends remembered it too, but unfortunately, had renovated just a few years ago.


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Post by: XISMZERO on December 19, 2006, 04:09:24 PM
I'm not sure if anyone caught this but while riding down Wolcott Street in Waterbury (CT) today, I found some amazing vestige of the brown Toys R Us; the brown-era, former road sign!

For those unaware, Toys R Us shuttered after the Brass Mill Center was built miles down the road in 1997. This Toys R Us was demolished around the time the mall opened but was in fact a brown/rainbow store. If one could only see under the Price Chopper tarp, there could be something underneath!


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Post by: XISMZERO on December 19, 2006, 04:10:15 PM
Here's a close up of the former sign. Toys R Us used to be here, now it's a Price Chopper.


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Post by: XISMZERO on December 27, 2006, 08:57:43 PM
Toys 'R' Us, Waterbury, CT. Located in the Brass Mill Commons, this store was built (I believe in 1997 or 1998) alongside the Brass Mill Center and was the first "prototype/concept 2000" store in the state.

This is also the state's newest built store which relocated from one located a few miles down the road which has become a Price Chopper since.


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Post by: XISMZERO on December 27, 2006, 08:59:38 PM
Here's the inside of the store. It has since conformed to the store's image today with the usual circular street layout. As you can see, the store is very spacious.


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Post by: XISMZERO on December 27, 2006, 09:00:28 PM
The checkout counters.


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Post by: XISMZERO on December 28, 2006, 10:56:30 AM
Toys 'R' Us on Victory Boulevard, Burbank, CA. Now if you'll remember, this store was seen briefly in the movie Back to the Future right in the beginning of the movie and once featured a brown road sign! As you can see, the store has been remodeled since (1984-5). (Courtesy Microsoft Virtual Earth)


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Post by: XISMZERO on December 28, 2006, 11:21:34 AM
Here's the Toys 'R' Us of Anaheim, CA when the store was in it's final years. As you can see, this store features a bizarre, very old layout complete with pastel colored lettering and brown road sign. (Courtesy Microsoft Virtual Earth).


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Post by: XISMZERO on December 28, 2006, 11:22:52 AM
Toys 'R' Us, Anaheim CA. This is mostly what it looks like today based on the pictures on Page 32. The store is very old, and sits vacant. (Courtesy Microsoft Virtual Earth)


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Post by: XISMZERO on December 30, 2006, 02:31:05 PM
Not sure if anyone has seen them; here's Jen Owens' excellent gallery of the vacant Toys 'R' Us beside the Euclid Square Mall in Euclid, Ohio. As far as I know, it's still there today rotting away.

http://public.fotki.com/deadeuclid/toys_r_us/

Upon my research on older stores, it appears there are still a few old, unaltered brown/rainbow facade stores still around. Bloomington, IL (across the Eastland Mall), York, PA (across the West Manchester Mall), Chicago/North Riverside, IL (West Cermak Ave.) are just a few of the ones still around to my knowledge beyond the New York area (Clay, Horseheads).


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Post by: XISMZERO on December 31, 2006, 01:05:38 AM
Check these out! Some old advertisments from Toys 'R' Us in the 80's. The feature of these videos are a fantastic image of how magical the store used to be; the old-school store design and the jingle!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_suAv0N75s (classic Christmas edition with animated old-school store!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcApEqdsPqg (A cool animated one with their old-school brown roof/rainbow design!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0vEKUHbkTA (Classic jingle you might remember from their golden age)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1Gbyh0c2Z0&NR (a silly, live one)


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Post by: XISMZERO on December 31, 2006, 01:07:20 AM
Here's a bizarre looking Toys 'R' Us with rainbow bars and windows all over the entrance. This video is about 17 parts long and the author doesn't mention where it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5O7vziWhlA


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 01, 2007, 07:05:55 PM
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moer toys r us in yonkers ny

from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1140394480&subNum=10214000004


Yonkers store opened in 1978. As you can see, the store looks like it was an original store (center entrance, old signs, side exit, building scars from the old roof facade.)


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 07:43:00 PM
Toys "R" Us-Kids "R" Us; Horseheads, New York. This store is probably the best TRU store I've been to in YEARS as it was amazingly old-school and much unchanged. Unfortunately, the rainbow facade has been repainted to white. D-fife inspired me to take the trip, as his pictures show the facade was once rainbow (March 2006).

This store is located in Horseheads, a small town and village which houses lots of retail in Elmira. This store and the one in Johnson City (a good 50+ miles away) are the only Toys R Us stores left in Southern New York. The paint job was also [disappointingly] recent.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 07:44:18 PM
Horseheads, New York. The rainbow, repainted.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 07:45:33 PM
Horseheads, New York. A slightly different entrance as well as a sliming Geoffrey similar to ones seen on older stores but not like the one in Clay.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 07:46:44 PM
Horseheads, New York. A close up; I've never seen this style Geoffrey logo. Most Geoffrey logos were stripped from most stores in favor of the blue star.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 07:48:15 PM
Horseheads, New York. Another angle. The store was pretty empty visiting on a Wednesday afternoon.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 07:50:02 PM
Horseheads, New York. Old school, very distressed Exit Only sign. My guess is that they tried to repaint this sign.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 07:51:34 PM
Horseheads, New York. The road sign. It's brown! I don't think I've ever seen or remember one of these - they are extremely rare today. The sign looked marvelous!


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 07:53:35 PM
Horseheads, New York. Let's go inside! This store had the old-school rainbow painted walls still! I almost fell on the floor in excitement when I saw this. Check out that "Toys R Us" logo painted on the walls!


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 07:54:55 PM
Horseheads, New York. Here's a close up of the painted walls. I had the audacity to ask the manager before just shooting for this one. I snuck all my other indoor shots.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 07:56:24 PM
Horseheads, New York. Everything about this store was original! They still use the game ticket system for games!


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 07:57:29 PM
Horseheads, New York. Again, I was taken back to my childhood - they still use the glass display for game consoles!


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 07:58:54 PM
Horseheads, New York. Another special thing about this store... Kids R Us is alive and well inside! It looks and acts more like a Babies R Us but the signage is still up (not pictured here). Check out those ceilings!


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 08:00:14 PM
Horseheads, New York. The hallway to the bathrooms had these bizarre Geoffrey giraffe motif! You can tell this is old!


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 08:01:38 PM
Horseheads, New York. More of the painted walls. The colors on the other part of the store were the colors of Kids R Us. The red, green, blue, orange, yellow are the classic colors of Toys R Us.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 08:03:06 PM
Horseheads, New York. Before I left the store, I caught this awesome Toys "R" Us painting inside the vestibule!


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 08:05:37 PM
Horseheads, New York. During my stay in Horseheads-Elmira, I probably took over 150 pictures of the store. I didn't get too many indoor shots (because I was quickly being watched and monitored by workers).

The manager didn't mind my taking the wall but he seemed hesitant for me get to overzealous. I did however get tons of exterior shots...


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 08:06:45 PM
Horseheads, New York. The sign and the store from the Arnot Mall parking lot (I also took over 100 pictures of the mall inside and out).


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 08:08:13 PM
Horseheads, New York. Yes, I'm a fanatic. I revisited the store at night. I've never seen what an old-school store looked like at night. Too bad they did that lame, lazy repaint...


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 08:09:02 PM
Horseheads, New York. The store at night. The place was dead at 8PM.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 09:24:30 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the toys r us in johnson city (just outside binghamton) new york that is east of the oakdale mall. Notice it looks to have been remodeled. It was probably remodeled 5 years ago.


It was renovated again and looks even more bland! It seems the entire store was renovated when they added Babies R Us onto the other end of the store. Not entirely sure why they did it, Kids R Us next to it is still vacant. The store is connected; you can access Babies R Us from Toys R Us


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 09:29:20 PM
Johnson City, New York. This store was boring - inside and out. I'm really not sure why they renovate these stores making them end up looking even more lame. This one epitomizes what's wrong with TRU stores today: they lack soul.

The manager also gave me a very cold look when I was in the game department as she was watching me closely. I'm not sure if she saw me taking pictures outside, but she wasn't very nice anyway.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 04, 2007, 09:32:30 PM
Danbury, Connecticut - taken tonight. I really miss the old brown look of the store. They had a bunch of chuckleheads running the store. Here's a night shot...


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Post by: d_fife on January 04, 2007, 11:15:45 PM
WHAT!!!!!!!!!! WHY DID THEY REPAINT THE RAINBOW OF THE ENTRANCE OF THE HORSEHEADS ONE WHY WHY WHY!!!I  love the rainbow color. I hope they do not  do that to more and they remodeled the one in johson City ny AGAIN!

when I went to the one in horseheads a clerk told me that he was told it opened in 1988 or 1989.


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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the toys r us in johnson city (just outside binghamton) new york that is east of the oakdale mall. Notice it looks to have been remodeled. It was probably remodeled 5 years ago.


It was renovated again and looks even more bland! It seems the entire store was renovated when they added Babies R Us onto the other end of the store. Not entirely sure why they did it, Kids R Us next to it is still vacant. The store is connected; you can access Babies R Us from Toys R Us


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 07, 2007, 03:33:28 PM
Here's the Toys "R" Us in Springfield, Mass.

This store is old, but kept up well. It was most likely renovated in the early 1990s given the exterior look. I think D_fife reported it was built in 1980. Kids "R" Us was added to this store after the 2003 closure.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 07, 2007, 03:38:05 PM
Toys "R" Us-Kids "R" Us; Springfield, Mass. This is one of the last stores in the Southern end of Massachusetts.

Closest store in Massachusetts, formerly the now closed store at Holyoke Mall, is in Auburn, MA which is approximately 45 miles away. The closest store outside the state would be in Manchester, Connecticut or 28 miles away.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 07, 2007, 03:40:02 PM
Toys "R" Us-Kids "R" Us; Springfield, Mass.

This store has brown stripes on the building sides, telling us this was in fact a brown-roof/rainbow era store at one point. During renovation, the entrance might've been moved (the other side of the wall was oddly unmatched).


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 07, 2007, 03:41:15 PM
Toys "R" Us-Kids "R" Us; Springfield, Mass.

Check out the old school spaced logo (and "R") between lettering. Another hint at it's old age.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 07, 2007, 03:42:29 PM
Toys "R" Us-Kids "R" Us; Springfield, Mass.

The road pylon, updated accordingly with outlined "R".


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 07, 2007, 03:44:57 PM
Here's the former Kids "R" Us in Springfield, Mass. located a little ways down the road from Toys "R" Us in a half-abandoned plaza. There's only two parcels, so only one store (restaurant) was vacant.

Notice the racetrack-circular motif around the entrance. Also note the plaza lights - saw the exact same ones in Horseheads, NY.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 07, 2007, 03:46:05 PM
Former Kids "R" Us road pylon now belonging to Namco Pool Store. Check out that enormous billboard behind it for Toys "R" Us.


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Post by: webcookie on January 08, 2007, 08:59:22 PM
What is it with Toys R Us and them being way ridiculous about taking pictures of the store? I've never had trouble taking pictures in any store, yet everyone seems to have trouble at TRU. We're just trying to document history, not steal a government secret or anything.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 09, 2007, 04:25:11 PM
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What is it with Toys R Us and them being way ridiculous about taking pictures of the store? I've never had trouble taking pictures in any store, yet everyone seems to have trouble at TRU. We're just trying to document history, not steal a government secret or anything.


Unfortunately, most managers of stores are realistic and serious about small things we deem harmless - they almost have to be. Cameras and photography, as well as our defense of taking it for historic purpose, is never clearly accepted by management because their job is to worry about security threats - clearly you must understand this. Most aren't just being bullies, they're doing their jobs and being curious about thievery.

When I asked the gentlemen at the Horseheads store, the associate had no qualms. When he forwarded my request to management, he was hesitant. While he said it was alright to shoot pictures of the wall (imagine the weird thoughts he was thinking then!) he also noted "as long as you don't..." he never really finished the sentence but I think I knew what he meant. No shooting behind counters, money, generally off-personnel zones. That I get.

Taking photos of certain things, especially in retail stores is taboo and/or eccentric behavior often suspect - that's just how it is in America. On one hand I understand this clearly, which is why I respect the word of the one in charge and ask if it's alright to proceed taking photos (even though I do not feel obligated to ask anyone to shoot in free-fire zones which are practically anything public). I don't get hassled as much as I get perplexed (and often comical) looks from strangers. You're on candid camera!

Ultimately, I'm going to do what I do. I'll know it's worth it when I look back at my pictues in 10 years when things have changed :)


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Post by: powersbt on January 09, 2007, 05:27:56 PM
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Originally posted by webcookie
What is it with Toys R Us and them being way ridiculous about taking pictures of the store? I've never had trouble taking pictures in any store, yet everyone seems to have trouble at TRU. We're just trying to document history, not steal a government secret or anything.


Unfortunately, most managers of stores are realistic and serious about small things we deem harmless - they almost have to be. Cameras and photography, as well as our defense of taking it for historic purpose, is never clearly accepted by management because their job is to worry about security threats - clearly you must understand this. Most aren't just being bullies, they're doing their jobs and being curious about thievery.

When I asked the gentlemen at the Horseheads store, the associate had no qualms. When he forwarded my request to management, he was hesitant. While he said it was alright to shoot pictures of the wall (imagine the weird thoughts he was thinking then!) he also noted "as long as you don't..." he never really finished the sentence but I think I knew what he meant. No shooting behind counters, money, generally off-personnel zones. That I get.

Taking photos of certain things, especially in retail stores is taboo and/or eccentric behavior often suspect - that's just how it is in America. On one hand I understand this clearly, which is why I respect the word of the one in charge and ask if it's alright to proceed taking photos (even though I do not feel obligated to ask anyone to shoot in free-fire zones which are practically anything public). I don't get hassled as much as I get perplexed (and often comical) looks from strangers. You're on candid camera!

Ultimately, I'm going to do what I do. I'll know it's worth it when I look back at my pictues in 10 years when things have changed :)


That's the truth. Nothing is more satisfying than knowing that you caught something from the past that has since been changed. Preserving the Past. That's what it's all about.

Working in a Retail Setting myself, I see both sides of the coin. I would get pretty ansy if someone with a camera was in the store taking photos. However, if someone like XISMZERO was the one with the camera, and asked permission, I would probably grant him access to shoot photos. Some places would be off limits, primarily any place that is normally off limits for Customers.

The problem is that you just never know. To see someone with a camera in the store, it just makes you wonder what the person is photographing for. Who knows, it could have to deal with finding Evidence for a Fake Slip and Fall incident. It could be anything. About a year ago, I had a couple of College girls in the store with a Camcorder. Of course, they created trouble with it, and they were asked to leave the Premises. They're story was one where they were probably looking to put Video Footage of Walking through a Supermarket at Night on something like YouTube.

It's funny because even I hesitate taking photos in my own store. I have brought my Camera to work many times, but never taken photos inside of the store. I run the store at Night, it's my call, but still I hesitate. Corporate would probably frown if they saw them. Basically I just always wanted to get photos of Aisles after I finished blocking them which gave them the "Supermarket Sweep" Appearance.


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Post by: dmx10101 on January 09, 2007, 10:15:08 PM
Well I work in Loss Prevention so I know what its like most all stores have a written or unwritten no photography policy. One day I was working and saw a group of three people with a camcorder in the store recording. I told management to tll them to put it away or leave. The people told management they were visiting from New York, I'm in Georgia and that they wanted to record some of their trip. Well it turns out the really were employees of the Target store at the other end of the shopping center (that explains why they were all wearing red shirts) and one of them was some type of manager at the store, so I guess the were filming the prices and layout of the store or something. In short retailers can never be too careful about people recording and taking pictures. I was in a Macy's one day with my girlfriend and we were at the fitting room because she was trying on some clothes and I was going to take a picture of her in the one outfit with my camera phone, well I'm holding the phone up to take the picture and this lady appears out of nowhere and tells me that I cant take pictures and to put it away. I was pissed but I understood...that was before I started working in Loss Prevention.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 16, 2007, 11:07:34 PM
Here's an older picture of the Danbury Square (Danbury, CT) road sign featuring an older Toys R Us sign (like the one on the the other sign on the backstreet) and Kids R Us. The store had already been renovated at this time.

Picture from SiteRide.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 16, 2007, 11:09:14 PM
Here's another aerial shot of the Danbury, CT Toys "R" Us before renovation! Image courtesy SiteRide.


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Post by: Marc82 on January 17, 2007, 07:03:09 PM
In my opinon the no photography rule has to do with shop lifting. Wouldbe shoplifters taking photos of high-priced merchandise and then coming back after hours and stealing it. Not that Nick or anyone else here on this forum would do that, it's just I've watched enough America's Most Wanted over the years to know these things.


I do have a bizzare store photography story. (Not my own). My best friend was an overnight stock boy at the now-defunct Shaw's Supermarket in Southington. He'd usally work 11PM-7AM or 12AM-8AM. He'd take his lunch break at 6:30AM or 7:00AM, so I'd regularly go down to the store to see him. Well one day I'm down there waiting for him to go on his lunch break. It's about a quarter to 7 when a customer paying for their groceries tells the cashier that there was a group of people taking pictures in the HBC aisles. So after she rings them out, she goes down there and they're taking pictures of TOOTHBRUSHES. When she tells me this I could not help but laugh. She called the store manager, who came and threw them out of the store. They were last seen walking down Route 10 heading towards The Holiday Inn Express  on Laning Street.  TOOTHBRUSHES? WHAT THE HELL?  :roll:


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 18, 2007, 10:14:24 PM
Here's some new shots of the Waterford, Connecticut store taken January 17, 2007.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 18, 2007, 10:15:09 PM
Waterford, Connecticut store; taken January 17, 2007.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 18, 2007, 10:16:02 PM
Waterford, Connecticut store; taken January 17, 2007.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 18, 2007, 10:17:18 PM
Waterford, Connecticut store taken; January 17, 2007. This store has a brown-orange receiving sign from a former brown/rainbow facade of the late 80s.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 18, 2007, 10:18:00 PM
Waterford, Connecticut store taken; January 17, 2007. An unusual, stout road pylon.


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Post by: XISMZERO on February 11, 2007, 11:12:13 PM
Here's the Manchester, New Hampshire store as of February 11, 2007.


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Post by: XISMZERO on February 11, 2007, 11:14:22 PM
Manchester, New Hampshire; 2-11-2007. This store probably has one of the most enormous pilons which smacks you right in the face as you come down the highway.


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Post by: XISMZERO on February 11, 2007, 11:14:55 PM
Manchester, New Hampshire; 2-11-2007.


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Post by: XISMZERO on February 11, 2007, 11:16:11 PM
Manchester, New Hampshire; 2-11-2007. D_fife has a picture of the store from when it was brown/rainbow-stripped. Store was renovated in 1992 and hasn't been since (except for signage updates). The 'S' is missing!


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Post by: XISMZERO on February 11, 2007, 11:17:14 PM
Manchester, New Hampshire; 2-11-2007. The former Kids "R" Us is now a Nissan dealership. This area is slowly being taken by car dealerships!


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Post by: XISMZERO on February 11, 2007, 11:19:03 PM
Here's the former, vacant Kids "R" Us. This was taken March 4, 2006.

The building was originally brown, then was repainted. The store was vacant for a couple years before demolition later in 2006.


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Post by: XISMZERO on February 11, 2007, 11:20:47 PM
Manchester, New Hampshire; 2-11-2007. Here's the road sign on South Willow Street from behind.


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Post by: Zayre88 on February 25, 2007, 07:53:11 PM
Toys 'r' us in Quebec City, Canada.   Original store, no renovations here...!


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Post by: XISMZERO on February 25, 2007, 11:44:00 PM
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Toys 'r' us in Quebec City, Canada.   Original store, no renovations here...!


That's amazing! Did you take that shot recently? That store definitely needs some updating. How are other stores looking and the company in general doing in Canada? Parking lots look nicely packed...

Does anyone know why some stores don't update their facades? Does it have anything to do with the will of the ownership? Does it have something to do with them not wanting to spend the money to upgrade? Store not making adequate sales enough to allocate to renovate? Permits?

I've been trying to discover a trend; it seems stores in either lower income or isolated/lower-traffic areas seem to be neglectant as far as significant updates go - at least in America. Many stores in the Western Upstate New York region seem to have a lot of sloppily updated stores.

Look at Woburn, MA; an old store that never got any significant renovations beyond some paint jobs. Clay, NY; in the nose-bleed northern regions lesser tra velled by those who aren't locals. Same deal with Horseheads, NY...

I'd like to know, thoughts people...


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Post by: Zayre88 on February 26, 2007, 08:01:22 AM
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Originally posted by Zayre88
Toys 'r' us in Quebec City, Canada.   Original store, no renovations here...!


That's amazing! Did you take that shot recently? That store definitely needs some updating. How are other stores looking and the company in general doing in Canada? Parking lots look nicely packed...

Does anyone know why some stores don't update their facades? Does it have anything to do with the will of the ownership? Does it have something to do with them not wanting to spend the money to upgrade? Store not making adequate sales enough to allocate to renovate? Permits?

I've been trying to discover a trend; it seems stores in either lower income or isolated/lower-traffic areas seem to be neglectant as far as significant updates go - at least in America. Many stores in the Western Upstate New York region seem to have a lot of sloppily updated stores.

I'd like to know, thoughts people...


It's a picture of february 2007...!  There is another store in this city but it's inside a major mall.  It does not have a facade but that store is modern.  I'm surprised to see that both stores are still open, they must have a good business.  

The older stores not renovated:  they probably are stores in lower income or isolated/lower-traffic areas or stores not very profitable.  The company is keeping them open but without any upgrades.  (to keep the store profitable or because they know they will have to close that store in a few years, at lease end for example)


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Post by: XISMZERO on February 26, 2007, 12:18:06 PM
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Originally posted by Zayre88
The older stores not renovated:  they probably are stores in lower income or isolated/lower-traffic areas or stores not very profitable.  The company is keeping them open but without any upgrades.  (to keep the store profitable or because they know they will have to close that store in a few years, at lease end for example)


Precisely what I thought, just wanted to hear others' input. How is the climate in Quebec City? Does it seem to fit this criteria? My guess about this location is about lease; the store could be endangered of closing especially judging by how the company is doing in America. To my knowledge, they havent closed any stores in Canada recently... Ultimately, it appears things could be tight for TRU in Canada not quite as much as America though.

Do you live in the area? I've love to see more in-depth photos and maybe some details about the store's interior. Canada's kind of distant from my homeplace...


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Post by: Caldor1999 on February 26, 2007, 12:59:32 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
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Originally posted by Zayre88
Toys 'r' us in Quebec City, Canada.   Original store, no renovations here...!


That's amazing! Did you take that shot recently? That store definitely needs some updating. How are other stores looking and the company in general doing in Canada? Parking lots look nicely packed...

Does anyone know why some stores don't update their facades? Does it have anything to do with the will of the ownership? Does it have something to do with them not wanting to spend the money to upgrade? Store not making adequate sales enough to allocate to renovate? Permits?

I've been trying to discover a trend; it seems stores in either lower income or isolated/lower-traffic areas seem to be neglectant as far as significant updates go - at least in America. Many stores in the Western Upstate New York region seem to have a lot of sloppily updated stores.

I'd like to know, thoughts people...


It's a picture of february 2007...!  There is another store in this city but it's inside a major mall.  It does not have a facade but that store is modern.  I'm surprised to see that both stores are still open, they must have a good business.  

The older stores not renovated:  they probably are stores in lower income or isolated/lower-traffic areas or stores not very profitable.  The company is keeping them open but without any upgrades.  (to keep the store profitable or because they know they will have to close that store in a few years, at lease end for example)



do u know  when this one opend i mean i had to have been in the late 80's kida looks like the danbury one with the bricks on the side


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Post by: d_fife on February 26, 2007, 01:07:17 PM
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Originally posted by Zayre88
The older stores not renovated:  they probably are stores in lower income or isolated/lower-traffic areas or stores not very profitable.  The company is keeping them open but without any upgrades.  (to keep the store profitable or because they know they will have to close that store in a few years, at lease end for example)


Precisely what I thought, just wanted to hear others' input. How is the climate in Quebec City? Does it seem to fit this criteria? My guess about this location is about lease; the store could be endangered of closing especially judging by how the company is doing in America. To my knowledge, they havent closed any stores in Canada recently... Ultimately, it appears things could be tight for TRU in Canada not quite as much as America though.

Do you live in the area? I've love to see more in-depth photos and maybe some details about the store's interior. Canada's kind of distant from my homeplace...


the US devision is the worst performers. The aboard locations are doing well. I dont think Canada is doing bad.

about why a Toys r us is brown.  I  do not know what determines it, but your gueses are the same as mine.

and for Clay NY being brown it seems to do well, but it is near an economically depressed city. The one in York pa that was brown was a trashy looking city.

but the one in woburn is in a higher income area and seems to get a lot of business, but it is off the beaten path.


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Post by: XISMZERO on February 27, 2007, 12:46:44 AM
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but the one in woburn is in a higher income area and seems to get a lot of business, but it is off the beaten path.


I also found the Woburn, Mass. store is one of the strangest, oddly located stores I've ever come across; it's stuffed in the back of a plaza with no road sign and a whole bunch of stores blocking it from the road. You're right, it's a little off the path, not one less traveled (US-Rt.3 is practically a beeline into Boston) of the usual Toys R Us store. The plaza itself is not very well located either - not near any other retail for a mile or so but more residential.

The plaza, Horn Pond Plaza, is beside a creek and power lines which probably impede possibilities of ever having the store not to be blocked by the Brooks anchored strip blocking it. All of these poorly planned marks are evidence this store is a late 70s store, built right when the chain began sprawl (in 1978) and really hasn't been able to adapt to the changing times. It was most likely the only store kept in the Boston region because of its well-known position by locals for decades. Store was busy both times I visited as well.

I've studied Toys R Us extensively this past year and have noticed many TRU stores in their expansion years of the early 80s were placed strategically near mall grounds. There were some exceptions later on, likely due to a change in direction for company, but there's typically a trend of malls and TRUs nearby.

Lastly, I think it was despicable to repaint it. Having been rainbow-styled for its entire life, one lazy paint job ruined it's incredible charm.


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Post by: d_fife on March 01, 2007, 07:02:30 PM
babies r us in towson MD (near baltimore)


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Post by: d_fife on March 01, 2007, 07:03:08 PM
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babies r us in towson MD (near baltimore)


babies r us towson md


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Post by: d_fife on March 01, 2007, 07:03:49 PM
Kids r us in towson md (next to chuck e cheese)


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Post by: d_fife on March 01, 2007, 07:05:15 PM
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Kids r us in towson md (next to chuck e cheese)


towson


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Post by: d_fife on March 01, 2007, 07:07:14 PM
babies r us catonsville md


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Post by: Zayre88 on March 02, 2007, 07:52:08 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Precisely what I thought, just wanted to hear others' input. How is the climate in Quebec City? Does it seem to fit this criteria? My guess about this location is about lease; the store could be endangered of closing especially judging by how the company is doing in America. To my knowledge, they havent closed any stores in Canada recently... Ultimately, it appears things could be tight for TRU in Canada not quite as much as America though.

Do you live in the area? I've love to see more in-depth photos and maybe some details about the store's interior. Canada's kind of distant from my homeplace...


The location pictures is right across a major mall.  TRU is unfortunately in a small plaza almost vacant.  The kind of plaza that had many stores coming and going.  The store remains open though!  I don't live in the area.  I'm 65 miles away but i go there 4-5 times a year.  I'll try to get inside pictures.


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Post by: deadeuclid on March 07, 2007, 05:08:25 AM
I run a blog all about Dead Euclid Square mall and its outparcels. (http://deadeuclid.blogspot.com/)  If you want to see more pictures of the old Toys R Us at Euclid Square, please go here: TRU photos at ESM (http://public.fotki.com/deadeuclid/toys_r_us/).

Thanks and great site!  I can't believe I didn't find it until now :goodidea:


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 07, 2007, 10:40:42 AM
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I run a blog all about Dead Euclid Square mall and its outparcels. (http://deadeuclid.blogspot.com/)  If you want to see more pictures of the old Toys R Us at Euclid Square, please go here: TRU photos at ESM (http://public.fotki.com/deadeuclid/toys_r_us/).

Thanks and great site!  I can't believe I didn't find it until now :goodidea:


Hey, Deadeuclid... I've notified the forum about your photo album about this Toys R Us. I, for one, love it and your site!


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Post by: deadeuclid on March 07, 2007, 09:30:31 PM
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Hey, Deadeuclid... I've notified the forum about your photo album about this Toys R Us. I, for one, love it and your site!


Thanks so much!  I appreciate it! :D


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 08, 2007, 01:06:07 PM
Check out this Toys R Us in Japan. What a bizarre repaint job on a 90's era store. I believe the company is in a remodel phase which seeks to drape existing stores in blue colors... seems to be a trend now.

Credit: http://japanamac.com/pictures/xbx01.jpg


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 14, 2007, 03:10:02 PM
Toys R Us; Manchester, Connecticut. 3-15-2007.

They recently did another lazy blue repaint job a few months ago, removing the rainbow colored tiles over the windows. Why is Toys R Us aging to being so bland these days?!


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 14, 2007, 03:12:53 PM
Toys R Us; Manchester, Connecticut. 3-15-2007.

For the record, this store was built in 1993 and has gone through a few minor renovations over time. The latest is this seemingly company wide shift towards blues which reared its head in 2006.


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Post by: dmx10101 on March 14, 2007, 09:55:22 PM
Would the Compusa next door happen to be one of the ones closing?

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Toys R Us; Manchester, Connecticut. 3-15-2007.

For the record, this store was built in 1993 and has gone through a few minor renovations over time. The latest is this seemingly company wide shift towards blues which reared its head in 2006.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 14, 2007, 10:20:11 PM
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Would the Compusa next door happen to be one of the ones closing?


Nope. Both two remaining Connecticut CompUSA stores (Manchester and Orange) will remain open (for now).


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2007, 02:11:02 PM
A now vacant Toys "R" Us/Kids "R" Us in Battle Creek, Michigan. This store was built in 1986 and closed during the 87 store closures and conversions of in 2006.

It was original brown roof, rainbow-striped until the very end although the realtor claims it was renovated (maybe interior) in 2002. This was probably taken years before closure.

Picture from PDF: http://www.intellproperty.com/available/battle_creek.htm


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 22, 2007, 11:08:26 AM
It's taken months to compile and write but I've finally written up a Toys "R" Us design history for 1978-1989. Here's Part I; probably one of my most focused ones. Thanks have been given to most of you posters here on this forum for the information and such. Give it a read, comment!

http://thecaldorrainbow.blogspot.com/2007/03/toys-r-us-design-timeline-part-i-1978.html


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Post by: Caldor1999 on March 22, 2007, 07:33:34 PM
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It's taken months to compile and write but I've finally written up a Toys "R" Us design history for 1978-1989. Here's Part I; probably one of my most focused ones. Thanks have been given to most of you posters here on this forum for the information and such. Give it a read, comment!

http://thecaldorrainbow.blogspot.com/2007/03/toys-r-us-design-timeline-part-i-1978.html



the brown look was still used in 1990 in 1991 they stred doing the rainbow tile look


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 22, 2007, 10:33:51 PM
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the brown look was still used in 1990 in 1991 they stred doing the rainbow tile look


What stores do you know of were built with the brown/rainbow look in 1990?


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Post by: Caldor1999 on March 23, 2007, 11:04:35 AM
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the brown look was still used in 1990 in 1991 they stred doing the rainbow tile look


What stores do you know of were built with the brown/rainbow look in 1990?



idk really much stores that opend in 1990 but i deffletay know the rainbow tile look did not come out in 1989 the jefferson vally Ny one opend in 1991 with the tile look and i believe the one in yonkers opend the same year wil teh rainbow tile look i can go and find out and see what stores tehy opend in 1990 cause teh rainbow tile look dosent not look like anything from the 80's


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 24, 2007, 03:28:26 PM
Here's something I never tried before.

I was curious so I called the Clay, New York Toys R Us store (which is an old-school one) today to ask if the rainbow-stripes were still on the building.  The woman I spoke with, who was very nice, didn't even know! So she went outside and reported it's still has the rainbow-stripes! I was worried for sometime now this store was going to have a hacky repainted job like a few other old ones in the Northeast (Woburn, MA and Horseheads, NY).

This is officially the last store in New York which still has the brown roof and rainbow-striped look! I'm making a deadline to go back in the next two months (once the snow melts at least) to take more pictures of it.


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Post by: TRU7536 on March 25, 2007, 08:47:01 PM
For someone like me that worked for TRU for 7 years, yes 7 seven years I know a lot about the company and still do. I still get all my info from my former employees.so if any of u guys need info ask me, I can get the info that the public doesn't know! Also one thing you guys should check out are the break rooms!!! Holy crap, I seen milfords and watersburys, they are so cool. But milford beats out waterbury, its so old school. A lot of the breakrooms are next to restrooms and a lot of the breakrooms have open doors, so next time u guys stop in a TRU check out their breakrooms. We were allowed to decorated as however we pleased. Some of them are so cool looking!!


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 25, 2007, 09:30:27 PM
I'm a Toys R Us fanatic myself. TRU, you must get some pictures of those breakrooms for us. I'll bet there's some old decor on the walls, eh? We have no way of seeing them (and I for one won't be applying for a job in Milford anytime soon) so could you please use your connections and hook us up? I for one would do much to see them!

That Milford store was certainly one of the "L-shaped" ones I explain in my website expose. I'll bet it was renovated recently (like 5 years ago?) and was built in the early 1980's? I also believe West Hartford, CT was the earliest built store in the state (d_fife supposes it was 1981).

Please keep me posted!


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Post by: frameguy2704 on March 26, 2007, 11:15:43 AM
a babies r us took up a portion of the former Bradlees in Warwick RI the other part is a furniture store and AC Moore.


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Post by: Lastdaysofrain on March 28, 2007, 12:22:33 PM
The TRU in Revere, MA was an original Brown Roof/Rainbow.  I think it's now a Target Store.

The Medfod, MA TRU (that was formerly a Child World) is still vacent (along with a still vacent Ames next door)


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Post by: d_fife on March 28, 2007, 05:08:26 PM
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The TRU in Revere, MA was an original Brown Roof/Rainbow.  I think it's now a Target Store.

The Medfod, MA TRU (that was formerly a Child World) is still vacent (along with a still vacent Ames next door)


the one in revere is national wholesale liquidators.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 28, 2007, 06:42:03 PM
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The TRU in Revere, MA was an original Brown Roof/Rainbow.  I think it's now a Target Store.

The Medfod, MA TRU (that was formerly a Child World) is still vacent (along with a still vacent Ames next door)


Thanks for the info. In its last years, Revere had its roof painted over white and had the lettering updated but they did leave the rainbow stripes in tact. I also visited the Medford store in its vacancy as well back in July 2006. Pictures should be on the forums.

About Revere, National Wholesale Liquidators didn't just move right in; they relocated the facade to a more centered position also remodeling the other parts of the facade. You'd never believe TRU was once there. I've never been there physically though, I had *just* missed out on the store when it was vacant (my first trip to the Boston area photographing Woburn was back in March 2006, before I knew about it when Revere was probably in its final weeks.

Thanks to Dan Fife, I've seen the current day and respective era photos of it (when it was white). It's really a shame I never got to take more extensive photos of it.


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Post by: Caldor1999 on March 31, 2007, 03:48:48 PM
hears a older styled toys r us in pramus nj before it got redone


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:19:06 PM
the Toys r us in Columbus oh on groves st near the eastland mall.


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:20:17 PM
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the Toys r us in Columbus oh on groves st near the eastland mall.


sign of columbus oh groves st one


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:23:03 PM
Toys r us in Columbus OH on morse RD and I was told it opened in 1985. sO i guess that is when they entered the columbus market.


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:23:37 PM
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Toys r us in Columbus OH on morse RD and I was told it opened in 1985. sO i guess that is when they entered the columbus market.


sign of morse rd columbus store


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:29:03 PM
the babies r us in reynoldsburg oh (near columbus)


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:30:46 PM
old Babies r us in Reynoldsburg oh on chantry dr (Where some retailers left)


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:32:04 PM
Babies r us in Dublin oh (near columbus and a rich suburb)


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:34:07 PM
Toys r us in Dublin oh (near columbus) and the inside was orange and I bet it opened like maybe 1988)


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:34:48 PM
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Toys r us in Dublin oh (near columbus) and the inside was orange and I bet it opened like maybe 1988)


former Kids r us in dublin oh


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:41:20 PM
vacant Toys r us and Kids r us in Columbus oh on west broad st. the Toys r us closed last year.


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:41:52 PM
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vacant Toys r us and Kids r us in Columbus oh on west broad st. the Toys r us closed last year.


toys r us sign in columbus on w. broad st


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:43:43 PM
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vacant Toys r us and Kids r us in Columbus oh on west broad st. the Toys r us closed last year.


toys r us sign in columbus on w. broad st


w broad st columbus


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:46:47 PM
toys r us in florence KY (near cincinnati) that opened in like 1984


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:48:14 PM
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toys r us in florence KY (near cincinnati) that opened in like 1984


florence ky


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:49:20 PM
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toys r us in florence KY (near cincinnati) that opened in like 1984


florence ky


florence ky


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:50:04 PM
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toys r us in florence KY (near cincinnati) that opened in like 1984


florence ky


florence ky


florence ky


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florence ky


florence ky


florence ky


sign of florence ky


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:53:56 PM
babies r us in florence ky


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:55:46 PM
Toys r us in Cincinnati oh near eastgate mall and opened in 1984 (WHEN TOYS R US ENTERED CINCY)


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:56:16 PM
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Toys r us in Cincinnati oh near eastgate mall and opened in 1984 (WHEN TOYS R US ENTERED CINCY)


cincinnati eastgate


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:57:04 PM
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Toys r us in Cincinnati oh near eastgate mall and opened in 1984 (WHEN TOYS R US ENTERED CINCY)


cincinnati eastgate


back of cincinnati eastgate store and the back has old lettering!


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Post by: d_fife on April 04, 2007, 11:58:08 PM
kids r us in cincinnati near eastgate


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:01:53 AM
toys r us in cincinnati on colerain ave and must have opened like 1984.


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:03:13 AM
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toys r us in cincinnati on colerain ave and must have opened like 1984.


cincinnati colerain


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toys r us in cincinnati on colerain ave and must have opened like 1984.


cincinnati colerain


cincinnati colerain


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toys r us in cincinnati on colerain ave and must have opened like 1984.


cincinnati colerain


cincinnati colerain


cincinnati colerain


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:08:40 AM
Toys r us in Cincinnati oh on glenwood ave


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:09:57 AM
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Toys r us in Cincinnati oh on glenwood ave


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Toys r us in Cincinnati oh on glenwood ave


cincinnati oh glenwood


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cincinnati oh glenwood


toys r us cincinnati oh glenwood and this store is on the outskirts and opened fall 1990.


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cincinnati oh glenwood


toys r us cincinnati oh glenwood and this store is on the outskirts and opened fall 1990.


cincinnati glenwood


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cincinnati oh glenwood


toys r us cincinnati oh glenwood and this store is on the outskirts and opened fall 1990.


cincinnati glenwood

cincinnati glenwood


cincinnati glenwood sign


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:19:21 AM
vacant Toys r us in springdale oh (near cincinnati) that closed last year.


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:19:45 AM
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vacant Toys r us in springdale oh (near cincinnati) that closed last year.


vacant Toys r us in springdale oh (near cincinnati) that closed last year.


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:20:26 AM
vacant kids r us springdale


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:22:50 AM
toys r us in cincinnati oh near kenwood mall on montgomery blvd that opened fall 1994.


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:23:18 AM
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toys r us in cincinnati oh near kenwood mall on montgomery blvd that opened fall 1994.


cincinnati montgomery


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:23:48 AM
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toys r us in cincinnati oh near kenwood mall on montgomery blvd that opened fall 1994.


cincinnati montgomery


cincinnati montgomery


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:25:52 AM
Toys r us in Huntington West virginia and it appears to have opened like in 1988 or something like that. it has a cheap remodel. I THOUGHT THIS ONE WOULD HAVE BEEN BROWN!!! (huntington was very run down). it is really in barboursville near the mall.


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:27:25 AM
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Toys r us in Huntington West virginia and it appears to have opened like in 1988 or something like that. it has a cheap remodel. I THOUGHT THIS ONE WOULD HAVE BEEN BROWN!!! (huntington was very run down)


huntington and it did not have an orange sign saying entrance. no orange or whatever!!!!


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:28:19 AM
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Toys r us in Huntington West virginia and it appears to have opened like in 1988 or something like that. it has a cheap remodel. I THOUGHT THIS ONE WOULD HAVE BEEN BROWN!!! (huntington was very run down)


huntington and it did not have an orange sign saying entrance. no orange or whatever!!!!


huntington


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:28:43 AM
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Toys r us in Huntington West virginia and it appears to have opened like in 1988 or something like that. it has a cheap remodel. I THOUGHT THIS ONE WOULD HAVE BEEN BROWN!!! (huntington was very run down)


huntington and it did not have an orange sign saying entrance. no orange or whatever!!!!


huntington


huntington


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:30:24 AM
Toys r us in Mansfield / ontario Oh and opened like 1996.


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:30:53 AM
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Toys r us in Mansfield / ontario Oh and opened like 1996.


mansfield


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:33:23 AM
vacant Toys r us in Akron oh on romig road (A DEAD RETAIL AREA WITH A ALMOST VACANT MALL ETC ETC ETC) and opened late 1986.


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:33:59 AM
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vacant Toys r us in Akron oh on romig road (A DEAD RETAIL AREA WITH A ALMOST VACANT MALL ETC ETC ETC) and opened late 1986.


akron oh on romig road


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vacant Toys r us in Akron oh on romig road (A DEAD RETAIL AREA WITH A ALMOST VACANT MALL ETC ETC ETC) and opened late 1986.


akron oh on romig road


sign of akron romig store


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vacant Toys r us in Akron oh on romig road (A DEAD RETAIL AREA WITH A ALMOST VACANT MALL ETC ETC ETC) and opened late 1986.


akron oh on romig road


sign of akron romig store


kids r us akron romig store


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:38:11 AM
toys r us in akron / montrose oh on w. market st that is 30,000 sq.ft. and opened summer 1996.


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:38:39 AM
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toys r us in akron / montrose oh on w. market st that is 30,000 sq.ft. and opened summer 1996.


akron / montrose


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:41:34 AM
toys r us in woburn mass at night


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:42:35 AM
toys r us in salem nh that opened in fall 1991 and 45,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:43:13 AM
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toys r us in salem nh that opened in fall 1991 and 45,000 sq.ft.


salem nh


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:43:33 AM
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toys r us in salem nh that opened in fall 1991 and 45,000 sq.ft.


salem nh


salem nh


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:44:36 AM
Toys r us in manchester nh that opened in july 1981 and 40,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:45:00 AM
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Toys r us in manchester nh that opened in july 1981 and 40,000 sq.ft.


manchester nh


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Toys r us in manchester nh that opened in july 1981 and 40,000 sq.ft.


manchester nh


manchester nh store and notice the Kids r us becoming a dealership


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Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2007, 12:49:44 AM
babies r us in cincinnati oh (forest park) in Cincinnati mills


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 05, 2007, 01:03:33 PM
Appreciate the latest set of photos, Dan.

I'm discouraged you didn't uncover any "left behind" stores. Seems like a bulk of the Ohio stores were remodeled after 2000, mostly given their fair of post-Concept and cheap remodels. I look forward to your next set of photos - I'm curious to see were you're going next.  

It would seem those "L-corner" variants (with the glass exits) were from the early 80s up until 84 when they started favoring the frontal look. I'm not too sure about this, it could've been a size ordeal - maybe smaller stores were granted with that corner-favored look. I'll have to continue studying those trends based on your resourceful pictures.


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 15, 2007, 02:52:56 PM
Toys "R" Us; Westport, Connecticut. Taken yesterday (5.14.2007). Located on Post Road East in Westport Plaza, about .7 miles off the I-95, on US-1.

This is an oldie - well sort of. D_fife tells us this was built in 1992 in a former Child World. It's also a cramped store. I didn't go inside, but it seemed to have supermarket aisles from the outside. I'll bet this store has had very little renovations since. This would be my first trip here ever!


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 15, 2007, 02:55:41 PM
Toys "R" Us; Westport, Connecticut. Taken yesterday (5.14.2007).

Still has the second-generation (early 1990s) motif including Geoffrey! Like the nearby Norwalk store built the same year, this one is kind of a supplement to it. Unlike the Norwalk store, this one has the Geoffrey plate still on the building!


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 15, 2007, 02:58:38 PM
Toys "R" Us; Westport, Connecticut. Taken yesterday (5.14.2007).

This is probably the most unusual store in the state and also an outliar. It's not near any malls, and it's almost a mile off Interstate 95. It also has the pick-up on the frontage and has *two* entrances and an exit door.


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 15, 2007, 03:00:55 PM
Toys "R" Us; Westport, Connecticut. Taken yesterday (5.14.2007).

Exit Only and Pick-Up doors. Another Toys "R" Us in Medford, MA that was a former Child World also had the pick-up on the front near the exit.


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 15, 2007, 03:02:33 PM
Toys "R" Us; Westport, Connecticut. Taken yesterday (5.14.2007).

The older "R" lettering on the building side.


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 15, 2007, 03:04:01 PM
Toys "R" Us; Westport, Connecticut. Taken yesterday (5.14.2007).

The road sign; probably unchanged since its opening. It's a black one!


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 23, 2007, 04:25:29 PM
Toys "R" Us (Kids "R" Us added); Clay, New York. Taken May 22, 2007. Looks exactly the same as I remember it from last August (2006).

This is store is not easy to take pictures of for two reasons: 1) Rampant mall security makes exiting your car a risk. 2) Afternoon sun shines the back of the store. I had to come here in the morning for most of these.


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 23, 2007, 04:27:03 PM
Toys "R" Us; Clay, New York. Taken May 22, 2007.

This is the last confirmed original looking 1988 (brown roof, rainbow-striped) store in the state. The other one *was* Horseheads, but it was repainted in late 2006. This store is living history!


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 23, 2007, 04:28:06 PM
Toys "R" Us; Clay, New York. Taken May 22, 2007.

The old-school Jeoffrey.


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 23, 2007, 04:29:03 PM
Toys "R" Us; Clay, New York. Taken May 22, 2007.


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 23, 2007, 04:31:20 PM
Toys "R" Us; Clay, New York. Taken May 22, 2007.

By the hillside. Toys R Us is an outparcel on the outer limits of the mall property. I had to watch for Great Northern Mall security almost constantly. They're overzealous at the mall and unfortunately they are plentiful.


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 23, 2007, 04:32:35 PM
Toys "R" Us; Clay, New York. Taken May 22, 2007.

The brown roof is showing it's wear and stuffing! It's almost 20 years old!


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 23, 2007, 04:34:24 PM
Toys "R" Us; Clay, New York. Taken May 21, 2007 (the night we arrived in Syracuse).

Looks magnificent at night but unfortunately the lights did not turn on! This was taken at 9:03PM, three minutes after closure.


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 23, 2007, 04:38:01 PM
Toys "R" Us; Clay, New York. Taken May 22, 2007.

Most of the scaffold lighting was (seemingly) dead except for the few of one seen here.


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 23, 2007, 04:42:28 PM
Toys "R" Us; Clay, New York. Taken May 22, 2007.

Rainbow stripes!


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 23, 2007, 04:44:31 PM
Toys "R" Us; Clay, New York. Taken May 22, 2007.

Inside; Kids R Us still alive!


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 23, 2007, 04:47:24 PM
Toys "R" Us; Clay, New York. Taken May 22, 2007.

Pull Ticket system and supermarket aisles at the Clay store. Sadly, they took down the old aisle signs (I have a picture of one from last year).

I managed to get approached by a night manager later that day because he saw me walking around taking pictures. He simply asked me not to take anymore (it was ok because by this time I had A LOT). I almost got hit by mall security earlier that day and had no problem taking indoor pictures.


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Post by: Zayre88 on June 02, 2007, 07:45:21 AM
Toys'r'us second store in Quebec City at Place Laurier Mall.  The sign is on this side of the Mall but the store is located on the other side and a on a lower floor.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on June 06, 2007, 07:57:57 PM
Here's an old picture of the Toys "R" Us in Milford, Connecticut!

According to the assessor database, it was built in 1983 and has since been remodeled (I'm guessing early 2000s). CLick here for more info: http://data.visionappraisal.com/MilfordCT/findpid.asp#closest


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Post by: XISMZERO on June 06, 2007, 10:15:47 PM
Minor confirmation about some store years of Massachusetts Toys "R" Us

Woburn, Mass. opened in 1979
Dedham, Mass. opened in 1979
North Attleboro, Mass. opened in 1991


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on June 06, 2007, 10:26:07 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Minor confirmation about the Toys "R" Us of Woburn, Mass.

I discovered the store opened in 1979.
(http://data.visionappraisal.com/WoburnMA)

yeah that sounds about right juding the store numbres of the locations. I was at that store today (I had a job interview 5 miles from there) and it is still brown!!!!!

HOW DO I FIND OUT T HAT INFO IN THERE. I WANT TO LOOK THAT UP FOR OTHER PLACSE IN WOBURN.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on June 06, 2007, 11:04:08 PM
Dedham also opened in 1979.

Go here and enter a street name. Some are not listed but some also have pictures! http://data.visionappraisal.com/WoburnMA/


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on July 09, 2007, 10:27:24 AM
Toys r us in the Bronx in Bay plaza on baychester ave. it must have opened mid-late 1990s.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on July 09, 2007, 10:28:46 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife
Toys r us in the Bronx in Bay plaza on baychester ave. it must have opened mid-late 1990s.


bronx


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on July 09, 2007, 10:29:24 AM
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Toys r us in the Bronx in Bay plaza on baychester ave. it must have opened mid-late 1990s.


bronx


bronx baychester


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on July 09, 2007, 10:31:07 AM
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Toys r us in the Bronx in Bay plaza on baychester ave. it must have opened mid-late 1990s.


bronx


bronx baychester


bronx baychester plaza


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Post by: d_fife on July 09, 2007, 10:32:48 AM
what is now in Toys r us in east haven's spot


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on July 09, 2007, 10:37:38 AM
toys r us in Times square in new york city at 11 pm. will return someday.


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Post by: d_fife on July 09, 2007, 10:39:11 AM
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toys r us in Times square in new york city at 11 pm. will return someday.


new york city times square


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on July 09, 2007, 10:40:58 AM
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toys r us in Times square in new york city at 11 pm. will return someday.


new york city times square


times square


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Post by: d_fife on July 09, 2007, 10:42:08 AM
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toys r us in Times square in new york city at 11 pm. will return someday.


new york city times square


times square

times square new york


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Post by: d_fife on July 09, 2007, 10:42:35 AM
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toys r us in Times square in new york city at 11 pm. will return someday.


new york city times square


times square

times square new york


times square new york


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on July 09, 2007, 10:43:33 AM
toys r us south portland maine.  I saw on the wall something saying certificate to sell and it was dated 1983.


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Post by: d_fife on July 09, 2007, 10:44:06 AM
toys r us in woburn as of June 6, 2007.


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 09, 2007, 08:16:05 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
toys r us in woburn as of June 6, 2007.


Looks like the "Whole" plaza just got refaced except for the lazy paint job on that poor old Toys R Us store. I'll have to see it again sometime before Summer's end...


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 13, 2007, 08:18:00 PM
Milford, Connecticut store as of July 13, 2007.

They repainted the facade since I last saw it, formerly baring a "Kids R Us" label scar. I posted a "vintage" picture of the store from before the remodel. Check a page back!


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on July 13, 2007, 08:20:15 PM
Milford, Connecticut store as of July 13, 2007.

The store is right off the I-95 ramp, Exit 40. It was built in 1983 and was an "L-corner" style store (hence glass exit) which likely was remodeled after 2000. The entrance to the parking lot is weird as it's narrow and one-way. You'd have to exit from behind the store.


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 13, 2007, 08:21:51 PM
Milford, Connecticut store as of July 13, 2007.

Old-school breakroom has the Geoffrey spotted walls! The store was up to date, painted a periwinkle color like most stores today but still had an upstairs manager office from the old days.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: TRU7536 on July 15, 2007, 07:00:47 PM
Wow, what they do to the TRU in Milford. They changed the breakroom. It was so old school before.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on July 15, 2007, 07:53:07 PM
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Originally posted by TRU7536
Wow, what they do to the TRU in Milford. They changed the breakroom. It was so old school before.


Explain what it looked like before this! The spots must be old because I found like giraffe spots at the Toys R Us in Horseheads which was an oldie of a store.

I have further discovered more information about stores in Connecticut. Waterbury (Wolcott Rd., since relocated) was the first store in the entire state having possibly opened in 1980 or 1981. West Hartford opened on October 1981. Milford opened in 1983. I cannot find a year on East Haven but it must've opened in the early 1980s, possibly the same or one year after Milford. Does anyone have more information on East Haven? There are pictures on the first pages but I cannot find out when it was built.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2007, 10:40:36 PM
toys r us in cedar rapids ia. probably opened like 1986, 1987 1988 or 1989.

from http://www.daplus.us/ShowPhoto.aspx?abi=6CB1EF14063EAABCDED40F38B2C28109CC14A811B28EFBDACA5E4097CACD334A&Partner=400240

and from http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&view=text&q=toys+r+us&near=cedar+rapids&ie=UTF8&hl=en&latlng=41954666,-91725785,7529081590707930449&ei=LEecRvCmHJ-WrQLz4-nuCQ&cd=1&dtab=5


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Post by: d_fife on July 16, 2007, 10:45:30 PM
toys r us in omaha ne on n 76th st


http://www.daplus.us/ShowPhoto.aspx?abi=E5B5D591F605286AEE1F62CE6C940412B048AC5549876CECD07CDE7A3BCD7094&Partner=400240


and http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&view=text&q=toys+r+us&near=omaha+&ie=UTF8&hl=en&latlng=41259830,-96031486,2762246909959226376&ei=BkmcRrG4BYGcqwLE-tz6CQ&cd=2&dtab=5


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Post by: d_fife on July 18, 2007, 11:16:38 PM
toys r us in las vegas nv  on south maryland parkway


http://www.daplus.us/ShowPhoto.aspx?abi=28C8EEC65F421B306D56F8DC423B82B8B2260DACC3D6C53C3E1B92EED99C6AE5&Partner=400240

and

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&view=text&q=toys+r+us&near=las+vegas+nv&btnG=Search+Businesses


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Post by: d_fife on July 18, 2007, 11:17:55 PM
toys r us san jose ca n capitol ave

http://www.daplus.us/ShowPhoto.aspx?abi=024AC3C52CE634D0C7DD48FCB2D5A837E31BE051A610EA6B514317479C5BDECB&Partner=400240

and

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&view=text&q=toys+r+us&near=san+jose+ca&ie=UTF8&hl=en&latlng=37370860,-121843626,8456362992710345558&ei=vvOeRp3cNo7grQKtwPDYDg&cd=4&dtab=5


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Post by: XISMZERO on July 19, 2007, 04:02:49 PM
Topeka, Kansas.

Found here: http://www.daplus.us/ViewBusinessProfile.aspx?recordid=4B14F25F0A2B1419B0558FF36A3446AA1968B33E40E89533723530434731F444&Partner=400240

I got a tip off by searching on Webshots then used this program thanks to Dan Fife. I'm guessing it was built in 1985.


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Post by: Rayco7030 on July 24, 2007, 02:39:44 PM
its kind of tough doing business in new england :mad: :no:

but those big boys dont give a hoot about the small guy either  :mad:


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on August 20, 2007, 05:02:08 PM
toys r us in moline il

from http://www.daplus.us/ShowPhoto.aspx?abi=BDED6287DAFB0B0A52BD282F878643A08FACEED554354444C529400E4CC5A167&Partner=400240


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Post by: d_fife on August 24, 2007, 05:41:06 PM
look up 4575 W 38th St indianappolis in on www.virtualearth.com and you will find it. (its behind the mcdonald's) and it has the glass entrance even. the store closed in 2006 and opened in 1984.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on August 24, 2007, 08:54:47 PM
Another old-school Toys R Us in Knoxville, Tennessee at 3200 E. Towne Mall Circle.

Here's a smidget of picture from it on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericsipes/1151794880/

Check it on Google Maps.


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Post by: d_fife on August 29, 2007, 08:21:40 AM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Here's an old picture of the Toys "R" Us in Milford, Connecticut!

According to the assessor database, it was built in 1983 and has since been remodeled (I'm guessing early 2000s). CLick here for more info: http://data.visionappraisal.com/MilfordCT/findpid.asp#closest


nice find!!! the milford ct had a weird remodel! and it said the storei s 39,193 sq.ft.


for the Toys r us in South portland me that opened in 1983 and is 42,650 sq.ft.

here is the pic: of south portland me http://data.visionappraisal.com/SouthPortlandME/findpid.asp#closest


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on August 31, 2007, 11:29:19 AM
Here's a newspaper advertisement from The Hartford Courant about TOYS R US. The West Hartford store was the second store in Connecticut having opened in September 1981. The first was Waterbury, year built unknown.

Make note of the other stores at the bottom which were all around in 1981!


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Post by: XISMZERO on August 31, 2007, 11:37:09 AM
Here's a list of the stores which have been around since before 1981. Massachusetts was a rich market for the company early on.

AUBURN MASS  Across Auburn Mall
WOBURN  366 Cambridge St
PEABODY MASS  Northshore Shopping Ctr
WARWICK  Next to Midland Mall
DEDHAM  (looks like) Next to Dedham Mall
SPRINGFIELD  Next to Springdale Mall
WATERBURY  Acr from Naugatuck Valley Mall
FRAMINGHAM Mass  Shoppers World Mall
MANCHESTER  Acr from The Mall of NH


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on August 31, 2007, 12:02:37 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Here's a newspaper advertisement from The Hartford Courant about TOYS R US. The West Hartford store was the second store in Connecticut having opened in September 1981. The first was Waterbury, year built unknown.

Make note of the other stores at the bottom which were all around in 1981!


hahha, good ad!!!! 120 stores east coast in 1981!!! wow. Someone from my college (he is 35 and told me WAterbury is a pit, I almost got jumped there once and In Bridgeport I almost got jumped) told me Waterbury opened in 1979.   MASS SEEMS TO BE A RICH MARKET FOR TOYS R US Indeed. Toys r us opened in Manchester in July 1981 and Warwick, Framingham, Auburn and Peabody opened in 1978 and Springfield opened in 1979 or 1980. Toys r us did enter much of the western States until like the late 1980s or even early 1990s.  But Toys r us did not enter the Buffalo Ny / Rochester NY/ Erie PA / Pittsburgh PA / Northeast Ohio (cleveland, akron, youngstown, Canton) part of the USA until 1985-1987 and did not Enter Indianappolis / Kentucky / Cincinnati markets until 1984 and did not Enter Denver and salt lake city until 1990. entered Miami in 1982 or 1983 and ORlando in 1986. ddi not enter Columbus ohio and Dayton until 1985. oklahoma city until 1985. did not enter St Louis until 1989 and Minneapolis market until Fall 1989 and did not enter Kansas City until 1988. did not enter Pheonix until 1987, Fargo until 1995, WEst virginia until 1988, alaska untul 1993, not enter Memphis until 1991!. Toys r us entereed Phili in 1981! TOYS R US opened Albany NY in 1978 as well as some Long Island stores. something said one in Detroit, Milwaukee and Baltimroe opened in 1973 and it had 10 stores in Chicago in 1973.

Find more please ads. I hate how some newer ones were smaller.  Wyoming is the only state without a Toys r us.


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Post by: Rayco7030 on August 31, 2007, 05:02:52 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Here's a list of the stores which have been around since before 1981. Massachusetts was a rich market for the company early on.

AUBURN MASS  Across Auburn Mall
WOBURN  366 Cambridge St
PEABODY MASS  Northshore Shopping Ctr
WARWICK  Next to Midland Mall
DEDHAM  (looks like) Next to Dedham Mall
SPRINGFIELD  Next to Springdale Mall
WATERBURY  Acr from Naugatuck Valley Mall
FRAMINGHAM Mass  Shoppers World Mall
MANCHESTER  Acr from The Mall of NH


next to the lowes plaza formely springdale mall is called  the haymarket square ;)


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on August 31, 2007, 05:24:18 PM
Dan: I cannot find any evidence that the Waterbury store existed before 1981 as there are no news print ads here. The earliest advertisement I'm seeing from The Hartford Courant is September 1981, one month before the West Hartford store opened.

What is also odd is that I cannot find any evidence in these ads on Milford (1983), East Haven (83 or 84) and Waterford (presumably opened in 1984). Strangely enough, the ads note stores in other New England states (Mass and New Hampshire) but not the outliar Connecticut stores...

I have come to believe that Milford and East Haven were probably built in the same year. They both had the "L-shaped" corner style that the Manchester, NH had. Upon my research, the L-shape stores were discontinued by 83 or possibly 1984 at the very latest.


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 01:56:18 PM
Toys r us In Niles (near Warren) ohio near the Eastwood mall and opened late 1986. I went here as it was opening


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 01:56:56 PM
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Toys r us In Niles (near Warren) ohio near the Eastwood mall and opened late 1986. I went here as it was opening


Niles store


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 01:57:29 PM
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Toys r us In Niles (near Warren) ohio near the Eastwood mall and opened late 1986. I went here as it was opening


Niles store


niles st ore


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 01:57:54 PM
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Toys r us In Niles (near Warren) ohio near the Eastwood mall and opened late 1986. I went here as it was opening


Niles store


niles st ore


niles store sign


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:01:26 PM
TOYS R US IN BOARDMAN / YOUNGSTOWN OHIO that opened in 1987 and never been remodeled. I was soo overcome with joy when I saw this. The inside was yellow, but I could not find ticket slip games. I Wonder if its the only Brown Toys r us left in Ohio.


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:01:55 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
TOYS R US IN BOARDMAN / YOUNGSTOWN that opened in 1987 and never been remodeled. I was soo overcome with joy when I saw this. The inside was yellow, but I could not find ticket slip games.


boardman


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:02:31 PM
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TOYS R US IN BOARDMAN / YOUNGSTOWN that opened in 1987 and never been remodeled. I was soo overcome with joy when I saw this. The inside was yellow, but I could not find ticket slip games.


boardman


sign for Boardman store


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:04:01 PM
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TOYS R US IN BOARDMAN / YOUNGSTOWN that opened in 1987 and never been remodeled. I was soo overcome with joy when I saw this. The inside was yellow, but I could not find ticket slip games.


boardman


sign for Boardman store


boardman


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:04:37 PM
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TOYS R US IN BOARDMAN / YOUNGSTOWN that opened in 1987 and never been remodeled. I was soo overcome with joy when I saw this. The inside was yellow, but I could not find ticket slip games.


boardman


sign for Boardman store


boardman


boardman


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:06:28 PM
BAbies r us in Boardman (near Youngstown) ohio near wal-mart


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:07:41 PM
Toys r us in Canton (Jackson township) OHio and the sign is vintage, but not hte store. the store opened I beleive in 1987.


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:09:03 PM
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Toys r us in Canton (Jackson township) OHio and the sign is vintage, but not hte store. the store opened I beleive in 1987.


canton ohio


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:09:49 PM
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Toys r us in Canton (Jackson township) OHio and the sign is vintage, but not hte store. the store opened I beleive in 1987.


canton ohio


canton ohio


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:10:18 PM
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Toys r us in Canton (Jackson township) OHio and the sign is vintage, but not hte store. the store opened I beleive in 1987.


canton ohio


canton ohio


canton ohio


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:10:54 PM
babies r us in Canton (Jackson township) ohio


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:12:13 PM
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babies r us in Canton (Jackson township) ohio


babies r us canton


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:13:00 PM
Toys r us in Cuyahoga Falls OHio (near Akron) that opened in late 1986.


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:14:32 PM
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Toys r us in Cuyahoga Falls OHio (near Akron) that opened in late 1986.


Cuyahoga Falls


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:15:18 PM
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Toys r us in Cuyahoga Falls OHio (near Akron) that opened in late 1986.


Cuyahoga Falls


Cuyahoga Falls


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:16:43 PM
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Toys r us in Cuyahoga Falls OHio (near Akron) that opened in late 1986.


Cuyahoga Falls


Cuyahoga Falls


Cuyahoga Falls


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:17:39 PM
Toys r us in Hamburg / Blasdell  near Buffalo that I wnet by August 17, 2007 (It looks different from when I went there last year)!!!


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:18:31 PM
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Toys r us in Hamburg / Blasdell  near Buffalo that I wnet by August 17, 2007 (It looks different from when I went there last year)!!!


blasdell / hamburg / buffalo ny


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:20:54 PM
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Toys r us in Hamburg / Blasdell  near Buffalo that I wnet by August 17, 2007 (It looks different from when I went there last year)!!!


blasdell / hamburg / buffalo ny


pictures I took last year of the blasdell / hamburg / buffalo ny stores


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:22:27 PM
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Toys r us in Hamburg / Blasdell  near Buffalo that I wnet by August 17, 2007 (It looks different from when I went there last year)!!!


blasdell / hamburg / buffalo ny


pictures I took last year of the blasdell / hamburg / buffalo ny stores


blasdell / hamburg / buffalo store photo as of June 4, 2006


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:23:44 PM
Toys r us in Greece (Rochester) ny as of August 17 2007. it was grey last year.


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:24:47 PM
Toys r us in henrietta (rochester) ny that opened 1986 and it looks the same as last year.


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:25:30 PM
Toys r us in Clay New york as of August 17, 2007. Still brown.


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:26:28 PM
Toys r us in Westport CT that opened in late 1992 and was Child World and is 36,910 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:26:53 PM
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Toys r us in Westport CT that opened in late 1992 and was Child World and is 36,910 sq.ft.


westport


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:27:29 PM
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Toys r us in Westport CT that opened in late 1992 and was Child World and is 36,910 sq.ft.


westport


westport


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:28:12 PM
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Toys r us in Westport CT that opened in late 1992 and was Child World and is 36,910 sq.ft.


westport


westport


westport


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:28:42 PM
TOys r us in Norwalk CT that opened in 1992 or 1994


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:29:04 PM
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TOys r us in Norwalk CT that opened in 1992 or 1994


norwalk


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:30:46 PM
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TOys r us in Norwalk CT that opened in 1992 or 1994


norwalk


norwalk


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:31:26 PM
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TOys r us in Norwalk CT that opened in 1992 or 1994


norwalk


norwalk


norwalk


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:33:35 PM
Toys r us in Milford CT that is 39,000 sq.ft that opened in 1983 and after I visited this one: I have now been to every Toys r us in New England (I never went to the ones in East HAven Ct and the old Waterbury one)


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:34:17 PM
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Toys r us in Milford CT that is 39,000 sq.ft that opened in 1983 and after I visited this one: I have now been to every Toys r us in New England (I never went to the ones in East HAven Ct and the old Waterbury one)


milford ct


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:34:55 PM
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Toys r us in Milford CT that is 39,000 sq.ft that opened in 1983 and after I visited this one: I have now been to every Toys r us in New England (I never went to the ones in East HAven Ct and the old Waterbury one)


milford ct


milford ct


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:35:25 PM
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Toys r us in Milford CT that is 39,000 sq.ft that opened in 1983 and after I visited this one: I have now been to every Toys r us in New England (I never went to the ones in East HAven Ct and the old Waterbury one)


milford ct


milford ct


milford ct


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:36:00 PM
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Toys r us in Milford CT that is 39,000 sq.ft that opened in 1983 and after I visited this one: I have now been to every Toys r us in New England (I never went to the ones in East HAven Ct and the old Waterbury one)


milford ct


milford ct


milford ct


milford ct


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Post by: XISMZERO on September 16, 2007, 02:36:06 PM
Great finds, Dan!

And way to go on that Youngstown/Boardman store! It's still an oldie and has the old road sign and it's GIANT!

The one in Canton looks to me like it was one of the "corner" shaped stores built from 1980-84. Might've possibly had a glass exit too (look at the off-coloring on the far left end. Sign on that one is so high up there!

Nice to know Clay is still stuck in stripes.

Great to see you've done some more exploring!


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:37:09 PM
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Toys r us in Milford CT that is 39,000 sq.ft that opened in 1983 and after I visited this one: I have now been to every Toys r us in New England (I never went to the ones in East HAven Ct and the old Waterbury one)


milford ct



milford ct


milford ct


milford ct


milford ct


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:37:43 PM
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Toys r us in Milford CT that is 39,000 sq.ft that opened in 1983 and after I visited this one: I have now been to every Toys r us in New England (I never went to the ones in East HAven Ct and the old Waterbury one)


milford ct



milford ct


milford ct


milford ct


milford ct


milford ct


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:38:30 PM
Toys r us in NAshua that is 45,000 sq.ft. that opened in early 1991.


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:39:07 PM
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Toys r us in NAshua that is 45,000 sq.ft. that opened in early 1991.


nashua


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:39:33 PM
babies r us in Milford ct


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:40:10 PM
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babies r us in Milford ct


babies ru s sign milford


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Post by: d_fife on September 16, 2007, 02:42:47 PM
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Great finds, Dan!

And way to go on that Youngstown/Boardman store! It's still an oldie and has the old road sign and it's GIANT!

The one in Canton looks to me like it was one of the "corner" shaped stores built from 1980-84. Might've possibly had a glass exit too (look at the off-coloring on the far left end. Sign on that one is so high up there!

Nice to know Clay is still stuck in stripes.



Great to see you've done some more exploring!


yes I was happy I found that. I know canton must have been built like in 1987 as its store number is near Boardman's and that store told me it was built in 1987. And Toys r us did not enter northeast Ohio market until 1986.

The Milford Ct store has a wierd look. I have now been to All the Toys r us' in New england (I never went to the ones in East haven Ct which is closed and the old Waterbury one which moved 10 years ago) and the only Brown one in NEw england is the one in Woburn and Bangor is kind of old school as the brown roof has a cheap white repaint and no remodeling was done.


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Post by: ameskmart1 on October 05, 2007, 09:31:11 PM
New logos for Toys R Us and Babies R Us, first logo change since 1998


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Post by: dmx10101 on October 06, 2007, 11:02:44 AM
And they look ugly too.


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Post by: d_fife on October 06, 2007, 11:18:29 AM
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And they look ugly too.


I saw that new logo at the Toys r us in Auburn mass.


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Post by: XISMZERO on October 06, 2007, 02:20:45 PM
Wrote a piece about it last week when I saw the new TV spot: http://thecaldorrainbow.blogspot.com/2007/10/toys-r-us-regresses-back-to-childhood.html

The Auburn, MA store has a new logo up? I'm assuming this is going to take place at all stores (even ones that still haven't renovated).


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Post by: d_fife on October 17, 2007, 11:10:38 PM
toys r us in bradentown fl

from http://maps.live.com/localsearch/Details.aspx?what=toys+r+us&where=&tab=photos&lid=YN197x4127603&FORM=LLMP&SearchID=579683016&FORM=LLDP


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:08:13 PM
toys r us in Auburn mass as of late september 2007.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:09:35 PM
toys r us framingham mass. I have a friend who told me he remembers it brown before it was rebuilt in the mid 1990s.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:11:16 PM
toys r us in bellingham mass that opened in sept 1996 and 30,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:12:55 PM
toys r us in leominster mass in the whitney field mall that opened in oct 1992 and 31,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:13:18 PM
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toys r us in leominster mass in the whitney field mall that opened in oct 1992 and 31,000 sq.ft.


leominster


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:15:14 PM
toys r us in Moline IL!!!!!!!!!


I did not know I was in a different time zone until the manager told me it was 9 by his watch and I went back an hour later to go in the store. He told me the store was BUILT IN 1978 and is one of the original 50. I told him I am obsessed with BRown Toys r us' and he said he has seen a website of it.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:15:54 PM
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toys r us in Moline IL!!!!!!!!!


I did not know I was in a different time zone until the manager told me it was 9 by his watch and I went back an hour later to go in the store. He told me the store was BUILT IN 1978 and is one of the original 50. I told him I am obsessed with BRown Toys r us' and he said he has seen a website of it.


moline IL


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:16:27 PM
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toys r us in Moline IL!!!!!!!!!


I did not know I was in a different time zone until the manager told me it was 9 by his watch and I went back an hour later to go in the store. He told me the store was BUILT IN 1978 and is one of the original 50. I told him I am obsessed with BRown Toys r us' and he said he has seen a website of it.


moline IL


moline il


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:17:20 PM
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toys r us in Moline IL!!!!!!!!!


I did not know I was in a different time zone until the manager told me it was 9 by his watch and I went back an hour later to go in the store. He told me the store was BUILT IN 1978 and is one of the original 50. I told him I am obsessed with BRown Toys r us' and he said he has seen a website of it.



moline IL


moline il


moline il


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:18:04 PM
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toys r us in Moline IL!!!!!!!!!


I did not know I was in a different time zone until the manager told me it was 9 by his watch and I went back an hour later to go in the store. He told me the store was BUILT IN 1978 and is one of the original 50. I told him I am obsessed with BRown Toys r us' and he said he has seen a website of it.



moline IL


moline il


moline il

moline il


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:18:32 PM
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toys r us in Moline IL!!!!!!!!!


I did not know I was in a different time zone until the manager told me it was 9 by his watch and I went back an hour later to go in the store. He told me the store was BUILT IN 1978 and is one of the original 50. I told him I am obsessed with BRown Toys r us' and he said he has seen a website of it.



moline IL


moline il


moline il

moline il


sign of moline il


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:20:09 PM
toys r us in davenport iowa and the store opened in 1990.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:20:42 PM
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toys r us in davenport iowa and the store opened in 1990.


davenport


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:21:08 PM
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toys r us in davenport iowa and the store opened in 1990.


davenport


davenport sign


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:22:27 PM
TOys r us in Cedar Rapids Iowa and it opened in 1987.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:22:52 PM
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TOys r us in Cedar Rapids Iowa and it opened in 1987.

cedar rapids


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:23:16 PM
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TOys r us in Cedar Rapids Iowa and it opened in 1987.

cedar rapids


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:23:38 PM
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TOys r us in Cedar Rapids Iowa and it opened in 1987.

cedar rapids


cedar rapids


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:24:22 PM
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TOys r us in Cedar Rapids Iowa and it opened in 1987.

cedar rapids


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cedar rapids


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:25:05 PM
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TOys r us in Cedar Rapids Iowa and it opened in 1987.

cedar rapids


cedar rapids


cedar rapids


cedar rapids sign


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:33:53 PM
toys r us in Bloomington IL that opened in Summer of 1989 and 46,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:34:22 PM
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toys r us in Bloomington IL that opened in Summer of 1989 and 46,000 sq.ft.


bloomington il


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:36:02 PM
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toys r us in Bloomington IL that opened in Summer of 1989 and 46,000 sq.ft.


bloomington il


bloomington il


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:37:17 PM
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toys r us in Bloomington IL that opened in Summer of 1989 and 46,000 sq.ft.


bloomington il


bloomington il


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toys r us in Bloomington IL that opened in Summer of 1989 and 46,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:39:51 PM
toys r us in peoria il and the people working there did not know when it was built. they said at least the 1980s. give a guess! vacant Kids r us is next door.


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toys r us in peoria il and the people working there did not know when it was built. they said at least the 1980s. give a guess! vacant Kids r us is next door.

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toys r us in peoria il and the people working there did not know when it was built. they said at least the 1980s. give a guess! vacant Kids r us is next door.

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toys r us in peoria il and the people working there did not know when it was built. they said at least the 1980s. give a guess! vacant Kids r us is next door.

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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:48:20 PM
Toys r us in Joliet IL (near Chicago) and I Was told it was built in 1980 or 1979.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:48:45 PM
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Toys r us in Joliet IL (near Chicago) and I Was told it was built in 1980 or 1979.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:53:37 PM
babies r us in shorewood / joliet il


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babies r us in shorewood / joliet il


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:56:17 PM
babies r us in orland park il (near chicago)


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:57:05 PM
Toys r us in ORland park IL (near chicago)


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Toys r us in ORland park IL (near chicago)


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 01:58:13 PM
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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 02:02:56 PM
TOys r us in Matteson IL (near Chicago)


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TOys r us in Matteson IL (near Chicago)


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TOys r us in Matteson IL (near Chicago)


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TOys r us in Matteson IL (near Chicago)


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 02:08:57 PM
vacant Toys r us in Lansing IL that closed in 2006


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 02:10:49 PM
Toys r us in SOuth bend / mishawaka IN that opened in 1985


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 02:11:29 PM
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Toys r us in SOuth bend / mishawaka IN that opened in 1985


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Toys r us in SOuth bend / mishawaka IN that opened in 1985


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vacant kids r us south bend (next to Circuit city)


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vacant kids r us south bend (next to Circuit city)


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 02:16:16 PM
TOys r us in Portage / Kalamazoo Michigan. They could not tell me when it was built!!!!!!!! Give a guess.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 02:16:46 PM
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TOys r us in Portage / Kalamazoo Michigan. They could not tell me when it was built!!!!!!!! Give a guess.


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TOys r us in Portage / Kalamazoo Michigan. They could not tell me when it was built!!!!!!!! Give a guess.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 02:19:33 PM
babies r us in kalmaazoo portage mi


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 02:21:14 PM
Vacant Toys r us in Battle Creek Michigan that closed in 2006 and is 46,000 sq.ft. and across the mall.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 02:21:55 PM
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Vacant Toys r us in Battle Creek Michigan that closed in 2006 and is 46,000 sq.ft. and across the mall.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 02:23:13 PM
toys r us in Toledo ohio on SOuth reynolds RD off 90 and appears to have been built around 1987-1989 with the cheap facade remodel.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 02:23:36 PM
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toys r us in Toledo ohio on SOuth reynolds RD off 90 and appears to have been built around 1987-1989 with the cheap facade remodel.


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toys r us in Toledo ohio on SOuth reynolds RD off 90 and appears to have been built around 1987-1989 with the cheap facade remodel.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 02:24:55 PM
babies r us toledo oh


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 02:25:47 PM
Toys r us in Toledo OHio on monroe st near the Franklin park mall and opened in 1982 AND IT SEEMS TO BE THE FIRST ONE IN TOLEDO!!! it got a concept 2000 remodel.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 02:26:09 PM
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Toys r us in Toledo OHio on monroe st near the Franklin park mall and opened in 1982 AND IT SEEMS TO BE THE FIRST ONE IN TOLEDO!!! it got a concept 2000 remodel.

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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 02:29:15 PM
toledo ohio alexis rd store on the north side of the city near the north towne square and is said to opened in 1992 or 1993.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 02:30:58 PM
Toys r us in Sandusky Ohio and opened in 1991.


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Post by: d_fife on November 05, 2007, 02:31:47 PM
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XISMZERO  check out my pics of Toys  r us' from pages 44-48. I went on a road trip for one week in the early 20s of October of 2007 (Excepte for the mass ones) and got these Toys r us' and covered a good amount of Toys r us' that time forgot!


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Post by: XISMZERO on November 05, 2007, 04:45:37 PM
Amazing pictures, Dan! You found a ton of old school stores! It seems like most old ones were repainted over in white, which is of course, sad.


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Amazing pictures, Dan! You found a ton of old school stores! It seems like most old ones were repainted over in white, which is of course, sad.


thanks, what other comments do you have on these stores.

I wonder why the rainbows were repainted. that burns me.


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Post by: XISMZERO on November 05, 2007, 11:04:12 PM
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I wonder why the rainbows were repainted. that burns me.


I knew about CEDAR RAPIDS, MOLINE, PORTAGE, BLOOMINGTON via Google Satellite but didn't know what most of them looked like at eye level enough to study them.

I find it odd how the company is draping stores formerly rainbow striped into solid colors, white or blue stripes - seems like more lazy paint/attempts to remodel jobs. I can't figure out why they're doing this, but it seems like the new trend. I'll bet CLAY will soon paint over in white too (like HORSEHEADS).

About MOLINE, very interesting looking store because of the box-shaped glass exit, Chidren's Bargain Town sign and different Jeoffrey. Looks like the YORK (PA) store; slots under the roof, corner shaped store, longer bar stripes along the edge and four ripples on the roof (as opposed to mostly three)! Did you notice the old-school pastel colored logo on the building side? Very, very cool, vintage store.

Also "I told him I am obsessed with BRown Toys r us' and he said he has seen a website of it." --was he possibly talking about my website? Did he notice you taking shots of the store?

CEDAR RAPIDS has an interesting stone-arch around the stripes - never saw this type before. Also has an interesting "curtain" effect with the ripples on the edges.

BLOOMINGTON had rainbow stripes a few years ago as well as a brown sign. A contact emailed me after seeing my website claiming he took a slew of pictures of the store, but had reported it was painted white. Cool old sign on the building side.

PEORIA is a weird looking store, indeed. I can't even guess what year it is judging on the trends of most other stores. Must've been early 80s because of the colorful entrance/exit signs

ORLAND PARK must've been an oldie - you can tell it must've been an old store either a TRU or something else.

PORTAGE is very interesting! And what a weird looking entrance door and outlined lettering! Cool brown sign too.

BATTLE CREEK looks like the EUCLID store. You should've gone for more shots of this one. That parking lot looks terrible as well.

All very different stores, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois are oddball states for varied looking stores.


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I wonder why the rainbows were repainted. that burns me.


I knew about CEDAR RAPIDS, MOLINE, PORTAGE, BLOOMINGTON via Google Satellite but didn't know what most of them looked like at eye level enough to study them.

I find it odd how the company is draping stores formerly rainbow striped into solid colors, white or blue stripes - seems like more lazy paint/attempts to remodel jobs. I can't figure out why they're doing this, but it seems like the new trend. I'll bet CLAY will soon paint over in white too (like HORSEHEADS).

About MOLINE, very interesting looking store because of the box-shaped glass exit, Chidren's Bargain Town sign and different Jeoffrey. Looks like the YORK (PA) store; slots under the roof, corner shaped store, longer bar stripes along the edge and four ripples on the roof (as opposed to mostly three)! Did you notice the old-school pastel colored logo on the building side? Very, very cool, vintage store.

Also "I told him I am obsessed with BRown Toys r us' and he said he has seen a website of it." --was he possibly talking about my website? Did he notice you taking shots of the store?

CEDAR RAPIDS has an interesting stone-arch around the stripes - never saw this type before. Also has an interesting "curtain" effect with the ripples on the edges.

BLOOMINGTON had rainbow stripes a few years ago as well as a brown sign. A contact emailed me after seeing my website claiming he took a slew of pictures of the store, but had reported it was painted white. Cool old sign on the building side.

PEORIA is a weird looking store, indeed. I can't even guess what year it is judging on the trends of most other stores. Must've been early 80s because of the colorful entrance/exit signs

ORLAND PARK must've been an oldie - you can tell it must've been an old store either a TRU or something else.

PORTAGE is very interesting! And what a weird looking entrance door and outlined lettering! Cool brown sign too.

BATTLE CREEK looks like the EUCLID store. You should've gone for more shots of this one. That parking lot looks terrible as well.

All very different stores, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois are oddball states for varied looking stores.


good comments, that was all the better pics I  could get of battle creek.

I am guessing peoria opened maybe in 1984

ABout the manager who said he has seen a website of brown Toys r us', he had a more enthusiazed tone of voice and I dont know what website he was refering to, maybe yours. He did not notice me taking shots of his store, I only did it outside and if he saw me taking shots while outside i dont think it would have mattered, right? I noticed the old school pastel cover. I still wonder what he ment by saying "one of the original 50".

I am mad that the rainbow entrances were painted over!!!!!

I guess the midwest has more "left behind" or "Time forgotten" Toys r us.


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Post by: XISMZERO on November 06, 2007, 08:37:12 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife..."one of the original 50".

I am mad that the rainbow entrances were painted over!!!!!

I guess the midwest has more "left behind" or "Time forgotten" Toys r us.


He was probably talking about the first slew of stores in the entire country. 1978 was the year stores began to populate all over the U.S. It would also seem that the midwest is an area where there are a lot of patchy left behind/cheaply remodeled stores. They must be hanging in there...

By the way, I forgot to mention the AUBURN, MA store - could this be a prototype for what the company wants to do next? Seems to be one of if not the first store to have the new "R" logo on it.


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Post by: C. Fontaine on November 06, 2007, 10:58:39 PM
Hah, yeah I saw that the other day while I was the Auburn Mall.  That store has always been pretty dead.  Everyone buys toys cheaper whether at the mall, Blackstone Valley Shoppes, or Wal-Mart down the street.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on November 07, 2007, 10:08:49 AM
This is my hypothesis as to why many of the struggling stores are seeing their fair share of cheaply repainted and lacking remodels - the chain can't spare the bucks to keep up those locations which aren't managing to pull in enough revenue. If you ask me, I don't know who ever thought draping a 20 year plus design in solid tones would be a good idea but the results are muddled, horrible looking.

Seems only right for Auburn, MA to have gotten a reface: it's well known and has been there since before 1980 and is deepest south servant in Mass. Auburn also tends to breed higher medium income patrons, if I'm not mistaken.

I guess the Springfield store isn't doing well enough to see a remodel beyond the 1992 version it has now, about 50 miles north-easterly. I can't explain Woburn, MA, it seems to be a busy store everytime I've seen it and but still struck with the brown roof syndrome and lazy blue paint job.

Either way, with the fall of KB Toys recently (fall = closing over 100 more stores) and Wal-Mart and Target's lead paint recall bonanza, parents may be lesser inclined to push toys this season and more kids may want, as they've been for a while now, more electronics, video games, etc. Either way, not good for TRU.


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Post by: XISMZERO on November 14, 2007, 04:50:24 PM
Another old-school hack job in DURHAM, N.C.

I'm guessing it's this one because it appears to be the last old one in the state judging by Google Satellite. Must have been built between 1984-1986 (I want to say '84)? Notice the white old-school Jeoffrey sign, removed rainbow planks and old colored/spaced signage.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/carlc/1937217927/in/set-72157603044504121/


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on November 19, 2007, 11:11:00 AM
Here's another odd looking store in MAYS LANDING, N.J.

Notice how it has the rainbow stripes on a 90's looking store. It had a Kids R Us on the left side, now occupied by OfficeDepot. Don't know about year built, but this store also has two entrances, another oddity.


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Post by: XISMZERO on November 19, 2007, 11:33:20 AM
Toys "R" Us in York, PA via courtesy Live Search/MSEarth.


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Post by: GothicPrincess on November 19, 2007, 03:42:53 PM
out and about found a Toys R Us with a navy blue backdrop behind the sign...most around here are stark white or off-white boxes. Once again, you'll have to go to http://www.flickr.com and put in gothicprincess76 to find the pic, it's still not letting me post the stupid link...ugh


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2007, 10:24:51 AM
Toys r us in St. Clairsville Ohio (near wheeling WEst Virginia) and I Was told it opened either 1985 or 1986, I think it opened in 1986. OH XISMZERO  are you getting this (another brown Toys r us find).


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Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2007, 10:25:23 AM
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Toys r us in St. Clairsville Ohio (near wheeling WEst Virginia) and I Was told it opened either 1985 or 1986, I think it opened in 1986. OH XISMZERO  are you getting this (another brown Toys r us find).


st. clairsville toys r us


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Toys r us in St. Clairsville Ohio (near wheeling WEst Virginia) and I Was told it opened either 1985 or 1986, I think it opened in 1986. OH XISMZERO  are you getting this (another brown Toys r us find).


st. clairsville toys r us


st. clairsville one


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Toys r us in St. Clairsville Ohio (near wheeling WEst Virginia) and I Was told it opened either 1985 or 1986, I think it opened in 1986. OH XISMZERO  are you getting this (another brown Toys r us find).


st. clairsville toys r us


st. clairsville one


st. clairsville


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st. clairsville toys r us


st. clairsville one


st. clairsville


sign of the TOys r us in St. clairsville


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2007, 10:30:47 AM
Toys r us in Heath OHio (near newark ohio and 30 minutes from Columbus) that opened in 1997 and is a smaller store.


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Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2007, 10:31:20 AM
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Toys r us in Heath OHio (near newark ohio and 30 minutes from Columbus) that opened in 1997 and is a smaller store.


heath ohio


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Toys r us in Heath OHio (near newark ohio and 30 minutes from Columbus) that opened in 1997 and is a smaller store.


heath ohio


heath ohio


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Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2007, 10:36:57 AM
Toys r us in ROckaway new jersey as of November 28, 2007. I was disappointed when it was not brown. I was told it was built 1985, but was it really?

compare this picture to mine.
from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137874679&subNum=10208000481


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2007, 10:38:51 AM
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Toys r us in ROckaway new jersey as of November 28, 2007. I was disappointed when it was not brown. I was told it was built 1985, but was it really?

compare this picture to mine.
from http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1137874679&subNum=10208000481


rockaway nj


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Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2007, 10:41:40 AM
vacant Toys r us in Parsippany New Jersey in the Troy Hills S/C as of November 28, 2007 and was 34,000 sq.ft. and closed in early 2006. and must have opened 10 years ago from now


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Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2007, 10:42:05 AM
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vacant Toys r us in Parsippany New Jersey in the Troy Hills S/C as of November 28, 2007 and was 34,000 sq.ft. and closed in early 2006. and must have opened 10 years ago from now


parsippany nj


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Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2007, 10:42:48 AM
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vacant Toys r us in Parsippany New Jersey in the Troy Hills S/C as of November 28, 2007 and was 34,000 sq.ft. and closed in early 2006. and must have opened 10 years ago from now


parsippany nj


labelscar of parsippany


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Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2007, 10:43:44 AM
toys r us in Totowa NJ and the office depot next to it was Kids R us. I wonder when it opened


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Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2007, 10:44:15 AM
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toys r us in Totowa NJ and the office depot next to it was Kids R us. I wonder when it opened


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toys r us in Totowa NJ and the office depot next to it was Kids R us. I wonder when it opened


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Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2007, 10:45:49 AM
babies r us totowa nj


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Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2007, 10:47:22 AM
toys r us in North Bergen NJ. I Was told it was built in 1984. I was there November 28, 2007.

compare my picture to this. http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1197391029&subNum=10208000295


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Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2007, 10:47:58 AM
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toys r us in North Bergen NJ. I Was told it was built in 1984. I was there November 28, 2007.

compare my picture to this. http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1197391029&subNum=10208000295


north bergen


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toys r us in North Bergen NJ. I Was told it was built in 1984. I was there November 28, 2007.

compare my picture to this. http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1197391029&subNum=10208000295


north bergen


north bergen


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toys r us in North Bergen NJ. I Was told it was built in 1984. I was there November 28, 2007.

compare my picture to this. http://www.siteride.com/srpl/p_snapshot.pl?lm=listing&resbox=1197391029&subNum=10208000295


north bergen


north bergen


north bergen sign


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2007, 10:50:52 AM
old Kids r us in north bergen.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 11, 2007, 10:51:35 AM
toys r us in TImes square in new york city.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on December 12, 2007, 12:01:24 AM
Dan, I've been keeping my eye on both of those NJ locations (North Bergen and Rockaway) that were recently brown but found that they were both remodeled. I think you also knew and told me they were. So you found another brown draped one in Ohio. What's with Ohio (and that whole middle region for that matter)?! They have many troubled stores; closed and lack of remodeled ones. NJ has a lot of Toys R Us stores, surprised they are all up to date beyond 1990-era models.

Here's another former Toys R Us in Detroit, Michigan (crime and grime capital of the US) that was oldschool up until its closure. I've never seen such a weird recycled store in the old style of TRU. I wonder how it looks inside...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/theblacklightstudio/2101549414/


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Post by: GothicPrincess on December 12, 2007, 08:05:06 AM
I lived in North Bergen for a period of time, also Jersey City. Above the Kids R Us was HIP health company doctors, I used to go there. From what I heard, they took that out. Unsure if Kids R Us is still there or not. The Toys R us I remember seeing it both the old school way AND the new blue. I moved away from Jersey in 1999, but visited a few times since then. When they re-did the outside of the building, the town was fixing a road along the left side of it. But that store was there seems like forever to me...


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: dmx10101 on December 18, 2007, 08:31:47 PM
Story about TRU on ABC.com - here. (http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=4021945&page=1)


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on December 27, 2007, 08:14:34 PM
Toys R Us in Westport, Conn. is closing January 31st, 2008. Was emailed by reader of my site who made the claim developing...


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: dmx10101 on December 27, 2007, 10:15:08 PM
Babies R US to lease old Media Play- here. (http://www.rrstar.com/multimedia/x2031288887)


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 27, 2007, 10:32:53 PM
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Toys R Us in Westport, Conn. is closing January 31st, 2008. Was emailed by reader of my site who made the claim developing...

well there is one nearby in Norwalk! WHY IS IT CLOSING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lease maybe, it was a child world, here is my pic!

here is the article, as I googled it http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=165655


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: GeorgeL on December 28, 2007, 10:55:59 AM
Hi everyone, this is my first post here. Been lurking for awhile. Great place. Well anyway here is the info I sent Nick yesterday. Very sad news.


Westport CT
TOYS R US IS CLOSING!!!!!!!!!
 
Almost cried today when I took my 1 mile ride at lunch to Toys R Us. I've been going there over 30yrs. Today I pulled up to "STORE CLOSING" signs 20%-%40 off. Very upset to say the least. They told me it was not to due to lack of sales. They say the building is about to fall apart. They have had plastic tarps hanging from the cieling for the past several months. I believe it leaks and the entire strip mall is in disrepair. From what I hear the mall owner is an A-HOLE as well.
 
Anywho, just thought I'd let you know incase you want to post it on your site. I can take pictures tomorrow if you want. Just let me know and I'll bring my camera. Hell, Im gonna bring my camera tomorrow anyway and snap a last round. I've got a lot of pics from years ago too. Just have to find them in my cd photo archive if you want some. Ever since I had kids from 2001 on I made sure to get loads of pics of them inside all the local toy stores. I had fears this would happen. It really blows.
 

Oh yeah they told me last day for the store is Jan 31st, most of the toys that sell have been relocated to other TRU's the slower moving stuff will keep going down in price. They also said they are trying to open another TRU/BRU combo in the westport fairfield area but real estate is not looking good. I told them they should have put one in the Trumbull mall lot 35 years ago. Its still not too late. They are clearing a huge spot to the right of the mall entrance for some retail space. TRU would do wonderful right there. The only toy store in the mall is probably what I consider to be the worst kay bee on the face of the earth. Once it moved downstairs from its original location upstairs in the early 90s it went to crap.
 
Well, anyway thats about it...talk to you soon
 
-A very depressed George


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: GeorgeL on December 28, 2007, 11:05:06 AM
And yes for those wondering, this TRU used to be a Childworld. I believe TRU took over in the early 90s. My home base TRU and Childworld were in Milford CT. I lived directly inbetween Westport and Milford. It was equal distance to both locations but the Trumbull and Milford Malls always kept us going to the Milford TRU/Childworld. We hit the the westport CW/TRU about once a month. Once I got my license I visited the westport store much more frequently. I work about a mile away from it and I am really going to miss it as I hit it up at lunch quite often. Norwalk is a very UGLY and lifeless store.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on December 28, 2007, 10:44:36 PM
A remodeled store in LEXINGTON, KY with vestige of the brown roof! How odd!

Credit: Live Maps


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on December 30, 2007, 08:30:59 PM
toys r us closing in Westport CT http://www.westportnow.com/index.php?/v2/comments/19015/ and it said its becoming a TJ Maxx, but thats not a great fit for the area.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: dmx10101 on December 30, 2007, 09:29:29 PM
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toys r us closing in Westport CT http://www.westportnow.com/index.php?/v2/comments/19015/ and it said its becoming a TJ Maxx, but thats not a great fit for the area.


Toys R Us at 1850 Post Road East near the Fairfield line has begun a store closing sale. An employee said the store will be closed by Jan. 30. T. J. Maxx is expected to take over the prime retail spot.

(http://www.westportnow.com/ee/images/uploads/toysrus12300702pop.jpg)


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on January 09, 2008, 12:29:04 PM
NORTH ATTLEBORO, MASS. Taken 1-8-07.

They removed and repainted the tiled rainbow blue, like MANCHESTER, CONN. Also notice the shuttered customer pick-up and painted over rainbow lines.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on January 09, 2008, 12:29:57 PM
NORTH ATTLEBORO, MASS. Taken 1-8-07.

The former Kids 'R' Us is on the right end used by Office Max.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on January 09, 2008, 12:33:19 PM
AUBURN, MASS. Taken 1-8-08.

As Dan Fife showed us, it's newly-remodeled and contains the brand-new "R" logo. This must be a well-performing store as its been remodeled three times and is one of the oldest stores in Mass.

Couldn't make it here for the day shot, coming home from a Mass. road trip.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on January 09, 2008, 12:35:03 PM
AUBURN, MASS. 1-8-08.

The older sign left behind on the side of the building, near the dumpsters. Don't know why there's a sign here to begin with since it's practically hidden from everyone...


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on January 11, 2008, 11:16:01 PM
Here's an oldie in MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA

Found on Live Maps, take it for what it's worth.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on January 11, 2008, 11:16:57 PM
Here's an oldie in MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA

Found on Live Maps, take it for what it's worth.

IT HAS THE OLD SIGN WITH JEOFFREY ON IT!


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on January 12, 2008, 03:53:46 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MASS on Boston Road across from Eastfield Mall. Taken 1-12-08.

Looks exactly the same as when I took photos of the store from December 2006. The company appears to be in a phase of removing all the rainbow tiles on the 90s remodels/stores.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on January 12, 2008, 03:55:20 PM
SPRINGFIELD, MA. Taken today.

The older sign on the side.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on January 13, 2008, 12:28:51 PM
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- remodeled but has the brown/pastel sign.

Credit: Live Maps


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on January 13, 2008, 09:59:09 PM
Toys "R" Us has new shopping carts for their new logo and 2008.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 15, 2008, 02:18:06 AM
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toys r us in peoria il and the people working there did not know when it was built. they said at least the 1980s. give a guess! vacant Kids r us is next door.

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vacant Kids r us next door in peoria il store

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peoria store notice the old school exit sign!!1


worry when I photographed the exit saying Exit of this Toys r us store (It was vintage too, if a police officer saw that would he have confiscated my camera? And made me loose my pics. I had 1,000 pics in my memory stick by then. I AM SUPER WORRIED IT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED OR WILL HAPPEN WHEN I TAKE PICTURES SIMILAR!


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Post by: dmx10101 on January 15, 2008, 10:11:47 AM
um..why would an Officer do that? You're not doing anything illegal


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on January 15, 2008, 11:08:06 AM
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worry when I photographed the exit saying Exit of this Toys r us store (It was vintage too, if a police officer saw that would he have confiscated my camera? And made me loose my pics. I had 1,000 pics in my memory stick by then. I AM SUPER WORRIED IT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED OR WILL HAPPEN WHEN I TAKE PICTURES SIMILAR!


They might motion for you to move along or swat you away or question you but I suspect most officers don't care unless the store has called the police on you. Even if they called the police on you, the officer won't be taking your private property or deleting pictures. They just can't do that for no reason (without a lawyer on your side, especially).


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 16, 2008, 06:44:52 PM
Here's some final pictures of the closing Toys 'R' Us in WESTPORT, CONN. I took these today.

They are selling all the fixtures in the store so I asked to purchase the "Thank you" and/or "Welcome" mats at the door if I would leave my name and number, I would get a call back. An hour later, the store manager called me and informed he that he can't sell any of the store's official property. Too bad, eh?


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 16, 2008, 06:46:12 PM
Here's some final pictures of the closing Toys 'R' Us in WESTPORT, CONN. I took these today. This was the first time I had ever been inside this store -- the aisles are supermarket styled (pretty sure this one never got the concept maze version)!


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 16, 2008, 06:46:50 PM
Here's some final pictures of the closing Toys 'R' Us in WESTPORT, CONN. I took these today.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 16, 2008, 06:47:27 PM
Here's some final pictures of the closing Toys 'R' Us in WESTPORT, CONN. I took these today.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 16, 2008, 06:48:09 PM
Here's some final pictures of the closing Toys 'R' Us in WESTPORT, CONN. I took these today.

A cool wall painted sign!


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 16, 2008, 06:48:47 PM
Here's some final pictures of the closing Toys 'R' Us in WESTPORT, CONN. I took these today.


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Post by: dmx10101 on January 16, 2008, 07:36:56 PM
awesome pictures..wish I could check out the place..but it's a bit too far from me.


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Post by: Loki on January 17, 2008, 06:54:57 PM
These pics are sad to see, I remember shopping here as a kid in the '70s when it was Child World and had my first post high school job here in the fall of '88 doing overnight holiday stocking I came back in '93 after the change to TRU for the holidays again, but in later years really haven't been by much as it's kind of off the beaten path for me.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 26, 2008, 11:22:34 PM
NASHUA, N.H. -- Taken Jan. 26, 2008.

Doesn't look like it's ever been remodeled, since 1991. Seems like most of the stores in New Hampshire look within the mold of this one (with the rainbow tiled look).


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 26, 2008, 11:24:20 PM
NASHUA, N.H. -- Taken Jan. 26, 2008.

The sign has an unusual looking sign and lettering.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 26, 2008, 11:25:51 PM
NASHUA, N.H. -- Taken Jan. 26, 2008.

The sign in the back, near the loading docks.


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Post by: powersbt on January 28, 2008, 03:37:32 AM
I had the Opportunity to check out the Toys 'R Us in Clay NY. This is after seeing it there when I occasionally when up in that area.

As of 1/26/08, the Exterior is still the Old School Style. Having some time on my hands, I decided to go inside and check out the Interior.

I guess I was a bit disappointed with the Interior, as it had been updated to an extent, but did like seeing the Old School Shelving, and many of the aisles set up exactly the way they were in the Toys 'R Us near me before the remodel. Especially the Gaming Section.

The whole experience was like travelling back in time, and I recommend anyone visiting this store if they're in the area.


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Post by: XISMZERO on January 28, 2008, 08:49:50 AM
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I had the Opportunity to check out the Toys 'R Us in Clay NY. This is after seeing it there when I occasionally when up in that area.
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The whole experience was like travelling back in time, and I recommend anyone visiting this store if they're in the area.


Nice to know Clay is still rainbow-striped. It seems many stores are getting repainted with just a handful of ones that retain the stripes and old image. I remember before I went in May 07, I called the store and asked them if it was still old-school. The woman at the counter actually had to go outside and look!

About the interior, when I went inside back in Summer 2006 you wouldn't believe it but they still had the old aisle signs up. Then when I returned in May 2007, the store was upgraded a bit.

Albeit, the shelving is still supermarket styled and there are still ticket slips for video games and electronics which is a rarity in itself.

The store is amazingly retro and I hope all the publicity I gave it on my website compells whomever runs operations at that store to know how special that store is and preserve it before it gets a ho-hum white job all over.

I hope to go see the York, PA store before it gets attacked or whenever we get some finer weather.

Did you take any pictures, powersbt?


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Post by: powersbt on January 28, 2008, 04:18:33 PM
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I had the Opportunity to check out the Toys 'R Us in Clay NY. This is after seeing it there when I occasionally when up in that area.
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The whole experience was like travelling back in time, and I recommend anyone visiting this store if they're in the area.


Nice to know Clay is still rainbow-striped. It seems many stores are getting repainted with just a handful of ones that retain the stripes and old image. I remember before I went in May 07, I called the store and asked them if it was still old-school. The woman at the counter actually had to go outside and look!

About the interior, when I went inside back in Summer 2006 you wouldn't believe it but they still had the old aisle signs up. Then when I returned in May 2007, the store was upgraded a bit.

Albeit, the shelving is still supermarket styled and there are still ticket slips for video games and electronics which is a rarity in itself.

The store is amazingly retro and I hope all the publicity I gave it on my website compells whomever runs operations at that store to know how special that store is and preserve it before it gets a ho-hum white job all over.

I hope to go see the York, PA store before it gets attacked or whenever we get some finer weather.

Did you take any pictures, powersbt?


I didn't have my Camera on me. Had no idea that I would be up there eatting at the Olive Garden let alone visiting that Toys 'R Us. I had my phone on me, but not a big fan of Camera Phone Photos.


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Post by: NATUREBOY on February 04, 2008, 01:45:55 AM
Hey all new here and noticed you guys like the old school toys r us stores. Well lets just say I am from the south and know of a few good looking ones that are like the clay store. I dont know how to save live images but i can tell you what town to search under and someone can post it. I have been to most south west stores including texas, oklahoma and arizona. Check out the WACO, TEXAS store, its it better than the horseheads or clay store, the KRU is actually seperated with doors on the inside. The Killeen, Texas store is another old brown store as well. Northpark Mall which is on central expressway in dallas is an odd store as well, its a 2 level TRU. the KRU is on the bottom level, but it has closed down. Also if you can find pictures, the Goodyear Arizone store is sweet, its a super Toys R Us, opened last fall.


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Post by: d_fife on February 04, 2008, 11:41:11 AM
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Hey all new here and noticed you guys like the old school toys r us stores. Well lets just say I am from the south and know of a few good looking ones that are like the clay store. I dont know how to save live images but i can tell you what town to search under and someone can post it. I have been to most south west stores including texas, oklahoma and arizona. Check out the WACO, TEXAS store, its it better than the horseheads or clay store, the KRU is actually seperated with doors on the inside. The Killeen, Texas store is another old brown store as well. Northpark Mall which is on central expressway in dallas is an odd store as well, its a 2 level TRU. the KRU is on the bottom level, but it has closed down. Also if you can find pictures, the Goodyear Arizone store is sweet, its a super Toys R Us, opened last fall.


I saw what WAco Looks like and it looks like Horseheads!   And the one in Killeen has nothing as it has no images!

Which ones in Oklahoma are brown? and I know the Pheonix ones are remodeled and I know they did not enter Pheonix until 1987 and I went to the one in Alberquerque on Indian School RD in 1995 and it was brown then (I saw that the brown roof was cheaply repainted blue through the image server)

I love old school Toys r us' sooo much. I worry York PA was harmed (I went there in 2006 and it was brown then) as it got a BAbies R us in the store and could have been remodeled, for fear there are no more BRown TOys r us' in PA and there are likely none in NJ.


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Hey all new here and noticed you guys like the old school toys r us stores. Well lets just say I am from the south and know of a few good looking ones that are like the clay store. I dont know how to save live images but i can tell you what town to search under and someone can post it. I have been to most south west stores including texas, oklahoma and arizona. Check out the WACO, TEXAS store, its it better than the horseheads or clay store, the KRU is actually seperated with doors on the inside. The Killeen, Texas store is another old brown store as well. Northpark Mall which is on central expressway in dallas is an odd store as well, its a 2 level TRU. the KRU is on the bottom level, but it has closed down. Also if you can find pictures, the Goodyear Arizone store is sweet, its a super Toys R Us, opened last fall.


I saw what WAco Looks like and it looks like Horseheads!   And the one in Killeen has nothing as it has no images!

Which ones in Oklahoma are brown? and I know the Pheonix ones are remodeled and I know they did not enter Pheonix until 1987 and I went to the one in Alberquerque on Indian School RD in 1995 and it was brown then (I saw that the brown roof was cheaply repainted blue through the image server)

I love old school Toys r us' sooo much. I worry York PA was harmed (I went there in 2006 and it was brown then) as it got a BAbies R us in the store and could have been remodeled, for fear there are no more BRown TOys r us' in PA and there are likely none in NJ.


Welcome Natureboy and thanks for pointing those out.

Dan, I am planning a visit to York, PA in March or April (or whenever the grim weather lets up). I will call first before I go to make sure they havent remodeled it. I must've checked those locations at the same time you did - Waco, TX looks very similar to Horseheads except that one has a slightly different border around the striped planks out front (is it still rainbow painted?!). They must've been built the same year.

Disappointed that the others he mentioned, one hadn't any birdseye and the other was remodeled. I as surprised at that two-level one. That one looks like York except supersized.

Also Dan, have you seen the one in Montgomery, AL? That one looks like a real oldie.


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Post by: d_fife on February 05, 2008, 03:12:14 PM
TOys r us in Salisbury maryland as of January 22, 2008. It was remodeled in September and the clerk couldnt tell me what it looked like because he just started there and a clerk with a badge that said 1986 was busy at the time.


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Post by: d_fife on February 05, 2008, 03:15:56 PM
dover delaware store that may have opened like early 90s.


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dover delaware store that may have opened like early 90s.


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Post by: d_fife on February 05, 2008, 03:17:52 PM
Toys r us in Newark Delaware that opened like mid 1980s.


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Toys r us in Newark Delaware that opened like mid 1980s.


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Post by: d_fife on February 05, 2008, 03:21:54 PM
Toys r us sign and old Kids r us in Newark De


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BAbies r us in newark de


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Post by: d_fife on February 05, 2008, 03:26:09 PM
Toys r us in PHiladelphia on Oregon ave and 3rd st. that opened in 1983 and I was there January 23, 2008. it seemed to be getting a new logo.


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Toys r us in PHiladelphia on Oregon ave and 3rd st. that opened in 1983 and I was there January 23, 2008. it seemed to be getting a new logo.


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Post by: d_fife on February 05, 2008, 03:32:49 PM
toys r us in PHiladelphia on aramgino ave that opened in 1981.


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Post by: d_fife on February 05, 2008, 03:38:22 PM
babies r us in Cherry Hill NJ.


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Post by: d_fife on February 05, 2008, 03:39:18 PM
Toys r us in Cherry Hill NJ That opened in 1981 and is 38,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on February 05, 2008, 03:41:14 PM
old kids r us in Cherry Hill


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Post by: d_fife on February 05, 2008, 03:43:57 PM
Toys r us in REading / Wyomissing PA that opened in 1998 or 1999 (what a clerk told me and that is SOO LATE IN THE GAME TO OPEN!)


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Post by: d_fife on February 05, 2008, 03:44:32 PM
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Post by: d_fife on February 05, 2008, 03:46:52 PM
babies r us in Wyomissing / reading pa


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Post by: d_fife on February 05, 2008, 03:48:18 PM
old Toys r us in Cambridge Mass as of January 31 , 2008


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Post by: d_fife on February 05, 2008, 03:50:09 PM
toys r us in Woburn mass as of January 31, 2008


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Post by: XISMZERO on February 05, 2008, 09:51:47 PM
I see you did another short trip, Dan. Interesting to see a few of those -- especially that new one in Salisbury. I did a Live Maps search today for all the stores in Pennsylvania and it appears York is the only one remaining as a brown/rainbow store. I also see you made it close to Lancaster/York -- did you make it by the York store for an update?

Have you seen Frederick, Maryland? It could be a brown-roofed store.


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Post by: XISMZERO on February 05, 2008, 10:02:37 PM
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Toys r us in PHiladelphia on Oregon ave and 3rd st. that opened in 1983 and I was there January 23, 2008. it seemed to be getting a new logo.


Dan, it appears this store is not just getting a new logo but is being remodeled -- again. Here's an older Live Maps image showing what it looked like before (looks like Waterford, CT sans the glass exit).


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Post by: d_fife on February 05, 2008, 11:37:44 PM
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I see you did another short trip, Dan. Interesting to see a few of those -- especially that new one in Salisbury. I did a Live Maps search today for all the stores in Pennsylvania and it appears York is the only one remaining as a brown/rainbow store. I also see you made it close to Lancaster/York -- did you make it by the York store for an update?

Have you seen Frederick, Maryland? It could be a brown-roofed store.


I did not make it to the York store. the one in Salisbury opened in the 1980s.


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Post by: NATUREBOY on February 06, 2008, 09:27:15 AM
Well here is the Oklahoma breakdown..

Oklahoma City South TRU-built in 1979-was a brown until early 90,s and recived the traditional white and rainbow look. 40,000 sq ft

Oklahoma City North TRU built in 1981-was a brown, and still has a brown picture on google earth i think. but it was remodeled in 2000 with the blue store front, pic is on live. 43000 sq ft

Norman(OKC South) TRU- built in 1996-has the newer large glass store front. its on live, 28,000 sq ft.

Oklahoma City BRU-built in 1996 I think, was a babysuperstore, then TRU bought it. 30000 sq ft

Tulsa West TRU - built in 1983 i think, 40k sq foot. a mid 90's store front was given to this store in 1995.

Tulsa East TRU - built in 1980, 50k sq ft, a big store, has the mid 90's look as well.

Tulsa BRU - built in 1998.

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Hey all new here and noticed you guys like the old school toys r us stores. Well lets just say I am from the south and know of a few good looking ones that are like the clay store. I dont know how to save live images but i can tell you what town to search under and someone can post it. I have been to most south west stores including texas, oklahoma and arizona. Check out the WACO, TEXAS store, its it better than the horseheads or clay store, the KRU is actually seperated with doors on the inside. The Killeen, Texas store is another old brown store as well. Northpark Mall which is on central expressway in dallas is an odd store as well, its a 2 level TRU. the KRU is on the bottom level, but it has closed down. Also if you can find pictures, the Goodyear Arizone store is sweet, its a super Toys R Us, opened last fall.


I saw what WAco Looks like and it looks like Horseheads!   And the one in Killeen has nothing as it has no images!

Which ones in Oklahoma are brown? and I know the Pheonix ones are remodeled and I know they did not enter Pheonix until 1987 and I went to the one in Alberquerque on Indian School RD in 1995 and it was brown then (I saw that the brown roof was cheaply repainted blue through the image server)

I love old school Toys r us' sooo much. I worry York PA was harmed (I went there in 2006 and it was brown then) as it got a BAbies R us in the store and could have been remodeled, for fear there are no more BRown TOys r us' in PA and there are likely none in NJ.


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Post by: NATUREBOY on February 06, 2008, 09:32:32 AM
also wanted to mention the Topeka Kansas store is a good looking brown store as well, its on live


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Post by: XISMZERO on February 06, 2008, 01:41:47 PM
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also wanted to mention the Topeka Kansas store is a good looking brown store as well, its on live


Check Page 42 for the street level picture found on Info USA. Here's the Live Maps picture.


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Post by: standa on February 07, 2008, 03:16:14 PM
I read that the Westport, CT Toys R Us will become a Homegoods.

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toys r us closing in Westport CT http://www.westportnow.com/index.php?/v2/comments/19015/ and it said its becoming a TJ Maxx, but thats not a great fit for the area.


Toys R Us at 1850 Post Road East near the Fairfield line has begun a store closing sale. An employee said the store will be closed by Jan. 30. T. J. Maxx is expected to take over the prime retail spot.

(http://www.westportnow.com/ee/images/uploads/toysrus12300702pop.jpg)


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Post by: dmx10101 on February 07, 2008, 04:00:24 PM
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I read that the Westport, CT Toys R Us will become a Homegoods.

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toys r us closing in Westport CT http://www.westportnow.com/index.php?/v2/comments/19015/ and it said its becoming a TJ Maxx, but thats not a great fit for the area.


Toys R Us at 1850 Post Road East near the Fairfield line has begun a store closing sale. An employee said the store will be closed by Jan. 30. T. J. Maxx is expected to take over the prime retail spot.

(http://www.westportnow.com/ee/images/uploads/toysrus12300702pop.jpg)


That would make sense because TJ Maxx owns Homegoods.


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Post by: d_fife on February 10, 2008, 05:55:00 PM
look this up 4575 W 38th St + indianapolis in on www.virtualearth.com and its a Toys r us that closed in 2006!!! its brown! it opened in 1984!


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Post by: XISMZERO on February 10, 2008, 06:26:16 PM
Here's the Indianapolis (4575 W 38th St.), IN one

This is one of the strangest stores I've ever seen -- and in such a bad location. The store's frontage faces a woodland area! Even the back of the store (which faces the road) is well tucked in there. I can see why it closed. Poor, poor access -- even the company kind of neglected this one with such a chapped parking lot.

There's another one in Indianapolis that has a brown/pastel colored sign but is remodeled. Also check out the one in Evansville, it looks like this one -- has TWO brown roofs on the front and sides!

Picture: Live Maps


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Post by: XISMZERO on February 10, 2008, 06:28:23 PM
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Here's the Indianapolis (4575 W 38th St.), IN one... has TWO brown roofs on the front and sides!


Here's the back of the store -- which faces the road!


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Post by: d_fife on February 10, 2008, 06:31:13 PM
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Here's the Indianapolis (4575 W 38th St.), IN one

This is one of the strangest stores I've ever seen -- and in such a bad location. The store's frontage faces a woodland area! Even the back of the store (which faces the road) is well tucked in there. I can see why it closed. Poor, poor access -- even the company kind of neglected this one with such a chapped parking lot.

There's another one in Indianapolis that has a brown/pastel colored sign but is remodeled. Also check out the one in Evansville, it looks like this one -- has TWO brown roofs on the front and sides!

Picture: Live Maps


it was in a kind of dying shopping area.


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Post by: XISMZERO on February 12, 2008, 12:09:17 AM
Here's a real oldie in Ontario, CA on North Mountain Ave. It has four roof ripples. It's been raped since: painted roof, removed rainbow entrance and newer sign.

There's actually two stores in Ontario, this one has reportedly been here since 1970! It opened along with other stores in Van Nuys (remodeled but has weird double glass entrance/exits), Anaheim (Garden Grove - vacant), Covina (remodeled), Torrance (remodeled).


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Post by: d_fife on February 12, 2008, 10:20:13 AM
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Here's a real oldie in Ontario, CA on North Mountain Ave. It has four roof ripples. It's been raped since: painted roof, removed rainbow entrance and newer sign.

There's actually two stores in Ontario, this one has reportedly been here since 1970! It opened along with other stores in Van Nuys (remodeled but has weird double glass entrance/exits), Anaheim (Garden Grove - vacant), Covina (remodeled), Torrance (remodeled).


1970!!!!!

OH about my journey to the Iowa TOys r us', Wheeling WV, and delaware, I Drove the whole night through to get to them and managed to stay awake that whole time and even managed to stay awake through 9 pm that day (I stopped at 9 pm because I did what I Wanted to do or that day). only one of those times I needed coffe because I left right after being out in the 5 degree cold weather for 9 hours.


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Post by: XISMZERO on February 12, 2008, 12:40:42 PM
SILVERDALE, WASHINGTON.

The road sign has brown/pastel lettering. Anyone know what year this one was built? I'll say 1986-1988? It has double entrances on the front. Appears to be the only vestige of old-styled one left in Washington.

Dan, I don't know how you endure those long trips (do you ever stay at hotels?) but I look forward to your findings. I will be passing through Boardman, Ohio (on the way to Columbus) this forthcoming Spring Break and hope to grab many, many photos of Boardman -- the last true original in the state.

Have you seen the Montgomery, Alabama store? It appears to be the only store left within a 100 mile radius and it's shown on Live Maps as still having a brown roof and rainbow stripes -- even has a brown sign and Jeoffrey on it! I wonder if it still looks like that...


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Post by: XISMZERO on February 19, 2008, 11:44:58 PM
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE at Knoxville Center.

This one's gotta be 1988 or 1989. The sign is weirdly placed behind the store, but visible from that nearby road.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 15, 2008, 09:01:26 AM
Got some information on the Waterford, CT Toys "R" Us. Built in 1985, remodeled in 1999 according to the town assessor.


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Post by: d_fife on March 16, 2008, 12:13:25 AM
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Got some information on the Waterford, CT Toys "R" Us. Built in 1985, remodeled in 1999 according to the town assessor.


do you have the link to this site?


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Post by: Anonymous on March 17, 2008, 08:41:58 AM
Kids "R" Us in North Olmsted, OH, was in the Great Northern Plaza in the space currently occupied by DSW. It was renovated once-upon-a-time with the rest of the plaza and had a unique facade, but when the merge of TRU/KRU happened, it was left empty until DSW gutted it and built their store there.

Here's a picture of what KRU used to look like: http://www.placesintown.com/north_olmsted/kids_r_us_pg.jpg

Babies "R" Us used to be a BEST store.


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Post by: d_fife on March 19, 2008, 06:39:34 PM
toys r us in naunet new york and i was told it opened in 1981.


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Post by: d_fife on March 19, 2008, 06:40:05 PM
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toys r us in naunet new york and i was told it opened in 1981.


naunet ny store


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toys r us in naunet new york and i was told it opened in 1981.


naunet ny store


more naunet store


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toys r us in naunet new york and i was told it opened in 1981.


naunet ny store


more naunet store


sign for naunet


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Post by: d_fife on March 19, 2008, 06:43:12 PM
Toys r us in White Plains ny that is 47,000 sq.ft. and opened in 1994.


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Post by: d_fife on March 19, 2008, 06:43:43 PM
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Toys r us in White Plains ny that is 47,000 sq.ft. and opened in 1994.

white plains store


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Post by: d_fife on March 19, 2008, 06:45:16 PM
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Toys r us in White Plains ny that is 47,000 sq.ft. and opened in 1994.


white plains store


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Post by: d_fife on March 19, 2008, 06:45:43 PM
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Toys r us in White Plains ny that is 47,000 sq.ft. and opened in 1994.


white plains store


sign for white plains store


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Post by: d_fife on March 19, 2008, 06:46:29 PM
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Toys r us in White Plains ny that is 47,000 sq.ft. and opened in 1994.


white plains store


sign for white plains store


white plains store


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Post by: d_fife on March 19, 2008, 06:48:00 PM
toys r us in Yonkers NY that opened in 1981 and 52,000 sq.ft. and was probably remodeled 15 yrs ago.


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Post by: d_fife on March 19, 2008, 06:48:30 PM
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toys r us in Yonkers NY that opened in 1981 and 52,000 sq.ft. and was probably remodeled 15 yrs ago.


yonkers store


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Post by: d_fife on March 19, 2008, 06:49:00 PM
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toys r us in Yonkers NY that opened in 1981 and 52,000 sq.ft. and was probably remodeled 15 yrs ago.


yonkers store


yonkers store


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Post by: d_fife on March 19, 2008, 06:49:26 PM
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toys r us in Yonkers NY that opened in 1981 and 52,000 sq.ft. and was probably remodeled 15 yrs ago.


yonkers store


yonkers store


yonkers


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toys r us in Yonkers NY that opened in 1981 and 52,000 sq.ft. and was probably remodeled 15 yrs ago.


yonkers store


yonkers store


yonkers


yonkers


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Post by: d_fife on March 19, 2008, 06:50:43 PM
babies r us in yonkers ny and it was 2 levels


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Post by: d_fife on March 19, 2008, 06:51:25 PM
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babies r us in yonkers ny and it was 2 levels


yonkers babies r us


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babies r us in yonkers ny and it was 2 levels


yonkers babies r us


babies r us sign in yonkers


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yonkers babies r us


babies r us sign in yonkers


babies r us in yonkers below the eclipse we had in FEbruary.


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Post by: d_fife on March 19, 2008, 06:54:27 PM
babies r us in naunet new york.


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Post by: d_fife on March 19, 2008, 06:54:57 PM
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babies r us in naunet new york.


sign for Babies r us in naunet


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 11:44:10 AM
TOys r us in WAyne NJ that opened in late 1992 and was a Child World


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 11:45:32 AM
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TOys r us in WAyne NJ that opened in late 1992 and was a Child World


wayne nj


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wayne nj


wayne nj


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 11:47:27 AM
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TOys r us in WAyne NJ that opened in late 1992 and was a Child World


wayne nj store


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 11:47:59 AM
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TOys r us in WAyne NJ that opened in late 1992 and was a Child World


wayne nj store


wayne nj store


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 11:50:07 AM
Toys r us in Paramus Nj on rt. 4 and It may have opened in 1978 (based on its store number being near stores that opened in 1978), but someone where said it opened in 1983, I dont know if it opened then.


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 11:50:41 AM
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Toys r us in Paramus Nj on rt. 4 and It may have opened in 1978 (based on its store number being near stores that opened in 1978), but someone where said it opened in 1983, I dont know if it opened then.


paramus nj rt. 17 store


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 11:51:45 AM
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Toys r us in Paramus Nj on rt. 4 and It may have opened in 1978 (based on its store number being near stores that opened in 1978), but someone where said it opened in 1983, I dont know if it opened then.


paramus nj rt. 4 store


toys r us paramus rt. 4


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 11:52:18 AM
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Toys r us in Paramus Nj on rt. 4 and It may have opened in 1978 (based on its store number being near stores that opened in 1978), but someone where said it opened in 1983, I dont know if it opened then.


paramus nj rt. 4 store


toys r us paramus rt. 4


paramus rt. 4


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 11:53:36 AM
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Toys r us in Paramus Nj on rt. 4 and It may have opened in 1978 (based on its store number being near stores that opened in 1978), but someone where said it opened in 1983, I dont know if it opened then.


paramus nj rt. 4 store


toys r us paramus rt. 4


rt. 4 paramus store, edge of building


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 11:54:09 AM
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Toys r us in Paramus Nj on rt. 4 and It may have opened in 1978 (based on its store number being near stores that opened in 1978), but someone where said it opened in 1983, I dont know if it opened then.


paramus nj rt. 4 store


toys r us paramus rt. 4


rt. 4 paramus store, edge of building


paramus nj store edge


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 11:54:47 AM
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Toys r us in Paramus Nj on rt. 4 and It may have opened in 1978 (based on its store number being near stores that opened in 1978), but someone where said it opened in 1983, I dont know if it opened then.


paramus nj rt. 4 store


toys r us paramus rt. 4


rt. 4 paramus store, edge of building


paramus nj store on rt. 4


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Toys r us in Paramus Nj on rt. 4 and It may have opened in 1978 (based on its store number being near stores that opened in 1978), but someone where said it opened in 1983, I dont know if it opened then.


paramus nj rt. 4 store




toys r us paramus rt. 4


rt. 4 paramus store, edge of building


paramus nj store on rt. 4


siteride's photo of the rt. 4 Toys r us

from www.siteride.com of http://www.siteride.com/srimg/pics/34/1046/ground/jpg/300024.jpg


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 12:04:09 PM
babies r us in PAramus NJ


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 12:05:28 PM
former Kids r us in PAramus nj


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 12:07:45 PM
toys r us in Rt. 17 in PARamus that opened in Fall 1986.


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 12:08:48 PM
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toys r us in Rt. 17 in PARamus that opened in Fall 1986.


toys r us in rt. 17 in parmaus


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 12:09:22 PM
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toys r us in Rt. 17 in PARamus that opened in Fall 1986.


toys r us in rt. 17 in parmaus


toys r us in rt. 17 in paramus


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 12:12:43 PM
siteride's look of Toys r us in PAramus on rt. 17

www.siteride.com of http://www.siteride.com/srimg/pics/34/1046/ground/jpg/190328.jpg


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 12:14:10 PM
toys r us in Union New jersey.


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 12:14:57 PM
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toys r us in Union New jersey.


union nj sign


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 12:16:06 PM
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toys r us in Union New jersey.


union nj sign


what Toys r us in Paramus looked like before http://www.siteride.com/srpl/t_snapshot.pl?subNum=10208000309&tenNum=10208000309.0012


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 12:17:41 PM
babies r us in Union NJ


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 12:22:07 PM
TOys r us in Elizabeth NEw JErsey that opened in 1996 and was KidsWORLD and new logo


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 12:23:23 PM
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TOys r us in Elizabeth NEw JErsey that opened in 1996 and was KidsWORLD and new logo


elizabeth store


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 12:24:01 PM
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TOys r us in Elizabeth NEw JErsey that opened in 1996 and was KidsWORLD and new logo


elizabeth store


elizabeth


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elizabeth store


elizabeth


elizabeth


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elizabeth store


elizabeth


elizabeth


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 12:26:46 PM
Toys r us JErsey City NJ and probably opened late 1970s / early 1980s and 37,600 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 12:27:12 PM
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Toys r us JErsey City NJ and probably opened late 1970s / early 1980s and 37,600 sq.ft.


jersey city


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 12:27:43 PM
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Toys r us JErsey City NJ and probably opened late 1970s / early 1980s and 37,600 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 12:28:04 PM
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Toys r us JErsey City NJ and probably opened late 1970s / early 1980s and 37,600 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 12:28:50 PM
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Toys r us JErsey City NJ and probably opened late 1970s / early 1980s and 37,600 sq.ft.


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Toys r us JErsey City NJ and probably opened late 1970s / early 1980s and 37,600 sq.ft.


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kids r us building in jersey city


what TOYS R US IN JERSEY CITY LOOKED LIKE BEFORE ITS PURPLE REMODEL AND
the url http://www.siteride.com/srpl/t_snapshot.pl?subNum=50207001044&tenNum=50207001044.0063


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 05:37:35 PM
Toys r us in Camp Hill PA and is 46,000 sq.ft. and opened maybe 1985!


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 05:38:33 PM
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Toys r us in Camp Hill PA and is 46,000 sq.ft. and opened maybe 1985!

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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 05:39:13 PM
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Toys r us in Camp Hill PA and is 46,000 sq.ft. and opened maybe 1985!

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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 05:39:34 PM
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Toys r us in Camp Hill PA and is 46,000 sq.ft. and opened maybe 1985!

camp hill pa toys r us


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 05:40:14 PM
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Toys r us in Camp Hill PA and is 46,000 sq.ft. and opened maybe 1985!

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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 05:42:18 PM
Toys r us in harrisburg PA near the Harrisburg East mall and it opened in 1995 and was originally in the mall on the bottom level of a store and the original Toys r us opened in 1987.


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 05:42:44 PM
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Toys r us in harrisburg PA near the Harrisburg East mall and it opened in 1995 and was originally in the mall on the bottom level of a store and the original Toys r us opened in 1987.


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 05:43:07 PM
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Toys r us in harrisburg PA near the Harrisburg East mall and it opened in 1995 and was originally in the mall on the bottom level of a store and the original Toys r us opened in 1987.


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 05:43:58 PM
babies r us in HArrisburg


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 05:45:21 PM
Toys r us in raritan  / Bridgewater NJ that opened maybve in the 1980s and was remodeled in 1996.


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 05:45:46 PM
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Toys r us in raritan  / Bridgewater NJ that opened maybve in the 1980s and was remodeled in 1996.


raritan  / bridgewater store


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 05:46:19 PM
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Toys r us in raritan  / Bridgewater NJ that opened maybve in the 1980s and was remodeled in 1996.


raritan  / bridgewater store


sign bridgewater  / raritan  store


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Toys r us in raritan  / Bridgewater NJ that opened maybve in the 1980s and was remodeled in 1996.


raritan  / bridgewater store


sign bridgewater  / raritan  store


back of Toys r us in raritan / bridgewater nj


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Post by: d_fife on March 20, 2008, 05:48:57 PM
Babies r us in Bridgewater nj


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2008, 09:15:25 AM
BOARDMAN, OHIO. Taken March 16, 2008.

Just came back from a "vacation" in Ohio. I stopped in Boardman amongst other places and found the Toys "R" Us. Dan Fife visited earlier this year revealing the last brown/rainbow store in the state. It's still old-school but no Jeoffrey!

I arrived on a cloudy day...


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2008, 09:18:43 AM
BOARDMAN, OHIO. Taken March 16, 2008.

I, too, was overcome with joy when I saw it. I had been on the road since 8:30AM and when I got here at 5:30, they were readying to close the store.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2008, 09:20:18 AM
BOARDMAN, OHIO. Taken March 16, 2008.

I came back from dinner to find the lights still on at 8PM, after closing (Sunday). Amazing!


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2008, 09:20:50 AM
BOARDMAN, OHIO. Taken March 16, 2008.

I came back from dinner to find the lights still on at 8PM, after closing (Sunday). Amazing!


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2008, 09:23:04 AM
BOARDMAN, OHIO. Taken March 17, 2008.

We were on our way to Columbus this day so I woke up before the store opened at 9AM to get some great shots of the store. I was a bit worried I might have the police called on me, finding that  there was a cleaning crew inside the store.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2008, 09:25:26 AM
BOARDMAN, OHIO. Taken March 17, 2008.

The store was kind of old inside -- had yellow stripes on the walls, no ticket slips for video games like Clay and Horseheads. I didn't take any indoor shots.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2008, 09:27:58 AM
BOARDMAN, OHIO. Taken March 17, 2008.

A vacant Kids "R" Us. I saw in Dan's pictures it was recently used by Petco -- apparently it was short-lived. I wonder if Babies 'R' Us will move in soon?


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2008, 09:31:07 AM
BOARDMAN, OHIO. Taken March 17, 2008.

It had the old school pastel sign. I love these old brown signs.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2008, 09:34:17 AM
I took many more of Boardman, I will post them up soon. Here's the vacant one in Columbus on Broad St. Broad St. is a very distressed area. I almost fainted when I found out there's a dead mall across the street, a vacant Kmart, a vacant Child World/Media Play AND A YORK STAKE HOUSE STILL IN BUSINESS NEXT DOOR!

Took these on March 17, 2008. The weather was lousy in Columbus for my stay.


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Post by: d_fife on March 21, 2008, 09:35:14 AM
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BOARDMAN, OHIO. Taken March 17, 2008.

A vacant Kids "R" Us. I saw in Dan's pictures it was recently used by Petco -- apparently it was short-lived. I wonder if Babies 'R' Us will move in soon?


nah there is a BAbies r us down the road. there are no Brown Toys r us' in Columbus.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2008, 09:36:56 AM
COLUMBUS, OHIO / vacant one on Broad St.

It had the old-school pastel sign all the way up until its end. This one closed in early 2006. My girlfriend's roommate says this area is a ghetto and the locals often refer to it was "little Tijuana."


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2008, 09:39:32 AM
BOARDMAN, OHIO. Taken March 17, 2008.

Facade is heavily damaged -- probably due a hurricane that hit Columbus a few years ago. It's now been vacant for two years. The Kids 'R' Us next door was recently occupied by a junk furniture store.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2008, 09:42:34 AM
SAINT CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO. Taken yesterday.

Thanks to Dan finding this one. I decided to take this way on my way home from Columbus. It ended up costing me about $15 in tolls ($8.75 for I-78, $4.50 for the Tappan Zee)! Oh well... I was joyed when I saw this one coming off the highway.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2008, 09:45:25 AM
SAINT CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO. Taken yesterday.

No Jeoffrey again but an old pastel sign! I wonder when it was repainted?


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2008, 09:46:35 AM
SAINT CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO. Taken yesterday.

Weird pick-up area with typical old doors. I've never seen a pick-up sign like this one (usually the older ones are orange).


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2008, 09:47:10 AM
SAINT CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO. Taken yesterday.

Old sign on the side of the building.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2008, 09:49:51 AM
SAINT CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO. Taken yesterday.

I wanted to take pictures inside the store but the staff usually watches closely -- it had blue and yellow stripes on the walls and old multicolored checkout signs. They were all across the ceiling, expanded into the R Zone where there were no counters.

No ticket slips, or Exit Only sign, just like Boardman.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2008, 09:52:27 AM
SAINT CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO. Taken yesterday.

Old-school pastel sign. This store was oddly built on an uneven parking lot, near a hill. It reminded me of the Waterford, CT one. I went up the hill to get some great "aerial" shots.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2008, 04:02:39 PM
COLUMBUS, OH / Morse Road, taken 3-19-2008.

This store had a long hallway to the entrance and warned patrons not to bring firearms inside the store!

It was raining hard only to snow later on. It was sunny the next day! Very unpredictable weather I say!


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Post by: Marc82 on March 21, 2008, 04:38:02 PM
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This store had a long hallway to the entrance and warned patrons not to bring firearms inside the store!!


Are you freaking kidding me? That's the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Is crime in that area really that bad?


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 21, 2008, 06:23:02 PM
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This store had a long hallway to the entrance and warned patrons not to bring firearms inside the store!!


Are you freaking kidding me? That's the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Is crime in that area really that bad?


Columbus never struck me as an area marred by crime but I do know the city has a problem with illegal aliens. People in the area seem very regular, laid back middle American/caucasians. West Broad St. (where the vacant mall, vacant TRU is) is known as a distressed area with many retail places having pulled out, moving to other parts of the city. I was all around the city, all I can say for W. Broad's ordeal is that the city itself is heavily overmalled with shopping centers almost everywhere. Living in Connecticut, I'd say I would still shop around here rather than most of Waterbury and especially Bridgeport and New Haven where I will not go.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 23, 2008, 07:13:45 PM
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toys r us in Yonkers NY that opened in 1981 and 52,000 sq.ft. and was probably remodeled 15 yrs ago.


Yonkers, NY opened in 1978. There's an old commercial on YouTube that claims "now open in Yonkers" and is dated 1978.

I think Carle Place also opened around this time -- that was another 70's store and probably one of the first of Long Island. The last brown one on L.I. was in Stony Brook near Smith Haven Mall, it's been remodeled since.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 25, 2008, 06:13:04 PM
Here's a small list of Toys "R" Us stores in California by...

1970

Van Nuys (Sherman Way)
Torrance (Hawthorne Blvd.)
Covina (Azusa Ave.)
Anaheim (South Harbor Blvd.) -- possibly still vacant
Ontario (North Mountain Ave.)

1972

Sunnyvale (East El Camino Real)
Pleasant Hill (Contra Costa Blvd.)
Serramonte-Colma (Serramonte Blvd.)
Hayward (Hesperian Blvd.)
Almaden-San Jose (Blossom Hill Rd.)
Arden Fair-Sacramento (Arden Fair/Mall)

I have looked them all up on Live Maps and all of them have been remodeled extensively. Notice how these early 70's stores have stripes/lines on the building.

Sunnyvale used to have a very old Jeoffrey sign left on the store up until the early 2000s. Here's what it looked like in its last years before a huge remodel.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 25, 2008, 07:00:20 PM
ORANGE PARK, FLORIDA.

Repainted white all over, but still has the old style. (Credit: Live Maps).


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 25, 2008, 07:07:32 PM
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA!

WOW! It's an oldie, still has the stripes! It's the only store in the area for many miles. This one must've opened in 1986.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 25, 2008, 07:16:03 PM
GAINESVILLE, FL

ANOTHER OLD ONE! This one looks very oddly placed.

The town assessor says it was built in 1978. Looks like it's been remodeled maybe 10 years later? I might be seeing this one in August!


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 27, 2008, 09:52:54 AM
Boise, Idaho.

An oldie, seemingly repainted roof but still has the rainbow stripes. Idaho is a lame duck market for Toys R Us, there's only two in the state! I'm guessing 1989 for year built.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 27, 2008, 09:58:57 AM
I was right, according to the assessor (http://www.adaweb.net/body.asp?SN=Assessor&url=http%3A//www.adacountyassessor.org/propsys) it was built in 1989. Was probably repainted or remodeled after or around 2000.

Here's a ground level shot.


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Post by: d_fife on March 27, 2008, 10:13:26 AM
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I was right, according to the assessor (http://www.adaweb.net/body.asp?SN=Assessor&url=http%3A//www.adacountyassessor.org/propsys) it was built in 1989. Was probably repainted or remodeled after or around 2000.

Here's a ground level shot.


can you tell me where you get these town assesors things from.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 27, 2008, 10:18:32 AM
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I was right, according to the assessor (http://www.adaweb.net/body.asp?SN=Assessor&url=http%3A//www.adacountyassessor.org/propsys) it was built in 1989. Was probably repainted or remodeled after or around 2000.

Here's a ground level shot.


can you tell me where you get these town assesors things from.


Not all towns have detailed online assessor databases/property search databases and some do not feature online access. The easiest way to find out is to enter the town name in a search engine, and type "town property assessor search" and you may come up with results.

Dan, I heard you just came back from another trip! I hope you saw the York, PA store and hope it was not repainted.


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Post by: d_fife on March 27, 2008, 10:20:21 AM
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I was right, according to the assessor (http://www.adaweb.net/body.asp?SN=Assessor&url=http%3A//www.adacountyassessor.org/propsys) it was built in 1989. Was probably repainted or remodeled after or around 2000.

Here's a ground level shot.


can you tell me where you get these town assesors things from.


Not all towns have detailed online assessor databases/property search databases and some do not feature online access. The easiest way to find out is to enter the town name in a search engine, and type "town property assessor search" and you may come up with results.

Dan, I heard you just came back from another trip! I hope you saw the York, PA store and hope it was not repainted.


york was completley renovated (I Was disappointed) and Frederick MD was not brown. I Will upload the pictures by sunday.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 27, 2008, 10:23:18 AM
ROANOKE, VA.

It was been repainted to blue since. It was built in 1987, according to the town assessor. I asked a fellow mall blogger of mine who lives in the Roanoke area to get me some 2008-current photos.

Picture is from the town assessor website.


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 27, 2008, 10:25:31 AM
ROANOKE, VA.

These pictures were taken this week by Steven Swain of Live Malls. Here's his website: http://livemalls.blogspot.com/


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 27, 2008, 10:30:07 AM
ROANOKE, VA.

These pictures were taken this week by Steven Swain of Live Malls. Here's his website: http://livemalls.blogspot.com/


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 30, 2008, 09:52:16 PM
Here's my recent shot of the Woburn, Mass. store. Dan visited late 2006 to find it was repainted. Taken today 3-30-2008.

The Exit Only sign has been removed! I still love this store!


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 30, 2008, 09:53:31 PM
Woburn, MA. Taken today 3-30-2008.

The store was very busy at 2PM!


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Post by: XISMZERO on March 30, 2008, 09:54:37 PM
Woburn, MA. Taken today 3-30-2008.

This store finally got a road sign! When will they renovate this one?!

Dan, let's see your pictures of what York, PA looks like now!


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Post by: d_fife on March 30, 2008, 10:29:03 PM
I have not uploaded my pics yet so it will be until Tuesday or WEnsday they will be up. Sorry. good pic of the road sign.


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Woburn, MA. Taken today 3-30-2008.

This store finally got a road sign! When will they renovate this one?!

Dan, let's see your pictures of what York, PA looks like now!


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Post by: patk on April 02, 2008, 06:56:13 AM
the lancaster pa Toys R Us
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=qp99c18n4k0p&style=o&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=22912470&encType=1


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Post by: d_fife on April 02, 2008, 04:34:48 PM
TOys r us in YOrk PA as of MArch 25, 2008 and its sad it was remodeled a year ago from now.


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Post by: d_fife on April 02, 2008, 04:36:07 PM
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TOys r us in YOrk PA as of MArch 25, 2008 and its sad it was remodeled a year ago from now.


york pa store as of march 25, 2008.


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Post by: d_fife on April 02, 2008, 04:36:58 PM
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TOys r us in YOrk PA as of MArch 25, 2008 and its sad it was remodeled a year ago from now.


york pa store as of march 25, 2008.


york pa store as of march 25, 2008 right edge o the store


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Post by: d_fife on April 02, 2008, 04:37:51 PM
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TOys r us in YOrk PA as of MArch 25, 2008 and its sad it was remodeled a year ago from now.


york pa store as of march 25, 2008.


york pa store as of march 25, 2008 right edge o the store
left edge of york pa store.


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Post by: d_fife on April 02, 2008, 04:39:00 PM
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TOys r us in YOrk PA as of MArch 25, 2008 and its sad it was remodeled a year ago from now.


york pa store as of march 25, 2008.


york pa store as of march 25, 2008 right edge o the store
left edge of york pa store.


sign of york store as of march 25, 2008.


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Post by: d_fife on April 02, 2008, 04:42:29 PM
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TOys r us in YOrk PA as of MArch 25, 2008 and its sad it was remodeled a year ago from now.


york pa store as of march 25, 2008.


york pa store as of march 25, 2008 right edge o the store
left edge of york pa store.


sign of york store as of march 25, 2008.


MY PICTURE OF TOYS R US IN YORK PA as of November 22, 2006.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 02, 2008, 05:33:16 PM
Wow, the new York remodel looks so bland and ugly. How sad, indeed -- I was going to visit this store in May. I suspect Boardman, Ohio will be getting this kind of remodel soon (I believe they will be moving the Babies "R" Us into the vacant KRU).


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Post by: patk on April 02, 2008, 05:45:36 PM
yo d-fife i had a pic of the york pa store but it was hard to see :mad:


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Post by: d_fife on April 02, 2008, 05:46:34 PM
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Wow, the new York remodel looks so bland and ugly. How sad, indeed -- I was going to visit this store in May. I suspect Boardman, Ohio will be getting this kind of remodel soon (I believe they will be moving the Babies "R" Us into the vacant KRU).


how do you know they will remodel boardman and movie BAbies r us, babies r us is down the road. the store was York PA so there is no more Brown Toys r us' in Pennsylvania I guess. not all Toys r us' with BAbies r us added inside would be remodeled as They did a slight remodel to the Toys r us in Auburn when they put Babies r us in and to the one in Blasdell on page 43.


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Post by: XISMZERO on April 02, 2008, 06:58:39 PM
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how do you know they will remodel boardman and movie BAbies r us, babies r us is down the road. the store was York PA so there is no more Brown Toys r us' in Pennsylvania I guess. not all Toys r us' with BAbies r us added inside would be remodeled as They did a slight remodel to the Toys r us in Auburn when they put Babies r us in and to the one in Blasdell on page 43.


I don't know for sure, but whenever Boardman and Clay are up for a renovation, I have no doubt they won't or are in the works of exploring a move to couple the brands. John Eyler, the CEO, said himself he wants to couple the brands together in future stores -- that's why all the recent remodels and new stores you've seen include both stores in one.

Furthermore, York must've gotten remodeled Spring/Summer 2007 judging by its signage. I didn't realize your original visit was back in November 2006!

Clay, N.Y. is the last complete brown/rainbow Toys "R" Us left in entire Northeast!


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Post by: d_fife on April 02, 2008, 08:06:03 PM
Toys r us in frederick MD and it was not brown. Dissappointment.


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Post by: d_fife on April 02, 2008, 08:07:33 PM
toys r us in HAgerstown MD


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back of toys r us in hagerstown


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Post by: d_fife on April 02, 2008, 08:11:35 PM
TOys r us in Lancaster PA that opened in like late 1989.


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lancaster pa and must have been remodeled in like 1997.


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lancaster pa and must have been remodeled in like 1997.


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TOYS R US SIGN IN LANCASTER PA


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babies r us lancaster pa


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TOys r us in Watchung NJ that opened in 1978.


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Post by: d_fife on April 02, 2008, 08:16:33 PM
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Post by: standa on April 17, 2008, 12:56:52 PM
I read that Toys R Us (along with Babies R Us) will be opening a store in North Haven, CT later this year.  I wonder if their Hamden store will close.


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Post by: d_fife on April 18, 2008, 12:02:25 AM
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I read that Toys R Us (along with Babies R Us) will be opening a store in North Haven, CT later this year.  I wonder if their Hamden store will close.


where did you read that???????????????? and last night I had a dream about a Brown Toys r us.


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Post by: powersbt on April 18, 2008, 05:02:47 AM
Went by the Toys 'R Us in New Hartford, NY last night on my way home from work, and saw that once again they are totally rebuilding the Front Outside Facade of the store. I had to take a Double Take, because at first glance I thought that they had GOB. I couldn't believe it. I thought to myself that the Front Facade was rebuilt just a few years ago, but thinking more about it, I would peg the remodel somewhere in the early 2000's. I'm sure someone here knows the exact year. But still, just seems odd that they are putting more money into remodeling this store after a short period of time.


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Post by: d_fife on April 18, 2008, 08:44:10 AM
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Went by the Toys 'R Us in New Hartford, NY last night on my way home from work, and saw that once again they are totally rebuilding the Front Outside Facade of the store. I had to take a Double Take, because at first glance I thought that they had GOB. I couldn't believe it. I thought to myself that the Front Facade was rebuilt just a few years ago, but thinking more about it, I would peg the remodel somewhere in the early 2000's. I'm sure someone here knows the exact year. But still, just seems odd that they are putting more money into remodeling this store after a short period of time.


maybe they are turning it into a Toys r us / Babies r us combo


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I read that Toys R Us (along with Babies R Us) will be opening a store in North Haven, CT later this year.  I wonder if their Hamden store will close.


where did you read that???????????????? and last night I had a dream about a Brown Toys r us.


I read it in online job listings.  Also I was told by the developer of North Haven Commons (which will also include a Best Buy).  The Hamden Mart, where the Hamden Toys R Us is located is undergoing a major renovation.  The red arched facade of BonTon and JoAnn is already removed.  Hamden Bowling Lanes will close at the end of the month, leaving a 32,000 sq ft empty space.  It wil be interesting how the shopping center will look at the end of the year, whether or not Toys R Us will stay.


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Post by: standa on May 01, 2008, 07:27:51 AM
The North Haven Commons listing of RIPCO shows some stores that will be opening there by the end of the year (such as Toys R Us), if you click "brochure".

www.ripcony.com/Retailers/Listings/Detail/?id=3876


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Post by: d_fife on May 04, 2008, 08:21:01 PM
Toys r us in BRockton MA that opened in 1991.


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toys r us in North DArtmouth MA that opened 1995 or 96.


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Post by: d_fife on May 04, 2008, 08:29:16 PM
Toys r us in Montgomery Alabama that opened like 1984. and is brown. (I flew to Alabama last week and I got immediatly before the college spring Fling of where I used to attend).


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sign of Montgomery Alabama


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Post by: d_fife on May 04, 2008, 08:37:09 PM
babies r us in Birmingham alabama


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Post by: d_fife on May 04, 2008, 08:39:10 PM
Toys r us in Hoover (Birmingham) alabama that probably opened 1985 or 1986.


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Toys r us in Hoover (Birmingham) alabama that probably opened 1985 or 1986.


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Post by: d_fife on May 04, 2008, 08:42:26 PM
vacant Toys r us in BIrmingham alabama that closed in 2002 with 27 others. well its in a not soo major shopping area (The shopping area dried up).


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 04, 2008, 09:17:10 PM
Wow! So the one in Montgomery, AL is still a brown one! Dan, it's good to see you back on the scene! How excited were you when you found this? I'm still very disappointed about the remodeled York, PA one.


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Post by: d_fife on May 04, 2008, 10:05:29 PM
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Wow! So the one in Montgomery, AL is still a brown one! Dan, it's good to see you back on the scene! How excited were you when you found this? I'm still very disappointed about the remodeled York, PA one.


You bet I was excited. I am too am disapointed about the York one!! I AM more than you. I flew to Alabama. the round trip was 400 dollars. I have an obsession with Brown TOys r us'.


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Post by: GeorgeL on May 05, 2008, 03:37:52 PM
yo dan, that brown TRU is just so beautiful. Doesnt corporate see how amazing that store looks compared to the tan stuco 2008 look? PUKE!

I wish i had business in Alabama or some reason to go. I dont think the wife would approve me flying from NY to Alabama to see a brown TRU. LOL. Oh how I want to though...

How was the inside? Still the old style with the walk around the aisle before you get dumped out in the store?

Any interior pictures?

I still need to take a ride to the one up near boston.

Thanks for posting all these wonderful photos.

Whats the next one on your agenda?


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 05, 2008, 08:46:51 PM
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Whats the next one on your agenda?


Sadly, ones as preserved as that are near gone. Notice how they removed Jeoffrey on that store. Anyway, you really need to see the one in Clay -- last report says it's still 100% preserved. Just go take a ride up there (wife or not, LOL!).

George, the one in Woburn still has old look albeit repainted. I visited in March, so go check those pictures out.

I'm not too sure, but the one in Tallahassee, Florida may still be brown/rainbow. Dan's scope to track these down are dedicated as they come.


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Whats the next one on your agenda?


Sadly, ones as preserved as that are near gone. Notice how they removed Jeoffrey on that store. Anyway, you really need to see the one in Clay -- last report says it's still 100% preserved. Just go take a ride up there (wife or not, LOL!).

George, the one in Woburn still has old look albeit repainted. I visited in March, so go check those pictures out.

I'm not too sure, but the one in Tallahassee, Florida may still be brown/rainbow. Dan's scope to track these down are dedicated as they come.

wait and see. I wont tell until after I have  done it. the inside was old! I had no interior shots.  true my scope is dedicated.


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Post by: d_fife on May 25, 2008, 05:29:29 PM
TOys r us in ROanoke VA and it opened in 1987.


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Toys r us in Johnson City Tn that opened in Fall 1988.


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johnson city TOys r us. I also drove all night to this 3 day trip (I was off of work) to Knoxville, ROanoke and Johnson CIty and I was not tired doing it and was able to go the whole day.

any of you getting these pics.


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Post by: d_fife on May 25, 2008, 05:41:38 PM
Toys r us in Knoxville near the knoxville center that opened in 1989.


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Post by: d_fife on May 25, 2008, 05:47:42 PM
Toys r us in the western part of Knoxville and it opened in 1984 and was remodeled in 2000 and is 39,000 sq.ft.; (it was a grocery store).


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Post by: d_fife on May 25, 2008, 05:50:58 PM
babies r us in Knoxville TN


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Post by: d_fife on May 25, 2008, 05:52:46 PM
what is now Toys r us in HArrisonburg VA. the store was 33000 sq.ft and opened in 1995 and closed in 2006.


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Post by: d_fife on May 25, 2008, 05:53:38 PM
TOys r us in WInchester VA that must have opened in the mid 1990s.


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TOys r us in WInchester VA that must have opened in the mid 1990s.


sign of Winchester one ahead. I just couldnt get a good shot.


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Post by: d_fife on May 25, 2008, 06:02:02 PM
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TOys r us in WInchester VA that must have opened in the mid 1990s.


sign of Winchester one ahead. I just couldnt get a good shot.


winchester va one


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Post by: d_fife on May 25, 2008, 06:08:39 PM
toys r us sign in ROanoke


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Post by: XISMZERO on May 27, 2008, 12:28:12 PM
Great shots, Dan! I worried you might have disappeared. These are some of the last oldies left as far as I know. The one in Knoxville made me quite happy knowing it's still completely old school though no Jeoffrey. How did it look inside? I notice orange walls -- a real rarity!


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Post by: d_fife on May 27, 2008, 09:21:57 PM
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Great shots, Dan! I worried you might have disappeared. These are some of the last oldies left as far as I know. The one in Knoxville made me quite happy knowing it's still completely old school though no Jeoffrey. How did it look inside? I notice orange walls -- a real rarity!


oh yes i had orange walls and ticket game slips.


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Post by: Crawford on May 28, 2008, 07:50:07 PM
Ticket game slips, wow is that a blast from the past. I remember buying my Sega games like that


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Post by: CTAmeshopper on May 29, 2008, 11:18:50 AM
same here. same here.

I remember getting the tickets for video games on Sega in the old Waterbury Toys R Us.


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Post by: C. Fontaine on May 29, 2008, 01:37:20 PM
1500 replies... I think thats a record thread here!


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The Kmart thread has 1508 replies.


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Post by: standa on June 06, 2008, 12:33:37 PM
I was told that the Hamden, CT Toys R Us will be relocating indeed to North Haven by the end of the year.


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Post by: d_fife on June 14, 2008, 04:38:11 PM
TOys r us LAfayette indiana that opened 20 years ago.


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TOys r us LAfayette indiana that opened 20 years ago.


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Post by: d_fife on June 14, 2008, 06:50:00 PM
Toys r us in Manchester nh as of June 2, 2008.


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Post by: d_fife on June 14, 2008, 06:50:42 PM
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Toys r us in Manchester nh as of June 2, 2008.


toys r us in Manchester nh as of June 2008 and will be getting a Babies r us added with it


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toys r us in Manchester nh as of June 2008 and will be getting a Babies r us added with it

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Post by: d_fife on June 14, 2008, 06:52:46 PM
Toys r us in Merrilville Indiana (near Gary) and I Saw it in artcles in 1987, not sure when it opened. its 41,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on June 14, 2008, 06:55:04 PM
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Toys r us in Merrilville Indiana (near Gary) and I Saw it in artcles in 1987, not sure when it opened. its 41,000 sq.ft.


former kids r us in Merrilville.


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Post by: d_fife on June 14, 2008, 06:56:22 PM
toys r us sign in merrilville


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babies r us in merrilville in


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Post by: d_fife on June 14, 2008, 07:08:26 PM
me in front of the Toys r us in LAfayette in.


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Post by: FearlessSwan on June 15, 2008, 12:01:22 AM
Clearwater, FL


(https://businessphotosusa.com/imagedb/img/US/33761/2006/US-33761-502739881_2006-03-31-09-08-0860233.jpg)

St. Petersburg, FL


(https://businessphotosusa.com/imagedb/img/US/33710/2006/US-33710-504276981_2006-05-09-13-05-2181633.jpg)


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has XISMZERO  seen my pics of Toys r us in LAfayette indiana and Manchester NH?


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Great finds, Mr. Fife. I looked at Lafayette on Live Maps but I don't think there was any imagery. That one is perfect aside from there being no roof ripples over the main entrances. How did this one look inside?

By the way Dan, it appears the one in Catonsville, MD has been there since around 1971! Check out this page and just look at that picture and ads! Readers believe it's a location that closed in 2006 in Calumet City, IL.

http://pleasantfamilyshopping.blogspot.com/2008/06/bargain-town-is-now-toys-r-us.html


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Great finds, Mr. Fife. I looked at Lafayette on Live Maps but I don't think there was any imagery. That one is perfect aside from there being no roof ripples over the main entrances. How did this one look inside?

By the way Dan, it appears the one in Catonsville, MD has been there since around 1971! Check out this page and just look at that picture and ads! Readers believe it's a location that closed in 2006 in Calumet City, IL.

http://pleasantfamilyshopping.blogspot.com/2008/06/bargain-town-is-now-toys-r-us.html


yellow walls and ticket slips.


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Post by: d_fife on June 19, 2008, 09:08:55 AM
here is the Toys r us in WIlmington North Carolina I beleive that opened in 1988 and I was told a year from this time it will be moved to the mayfaire shopping center.


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here is the Toys r us in WIlmington North Carolina I beleive that opened in 1988 and I was told a year from this time it will be moved to the mayfaire shopping center.


wilmington nc


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wilmington nc


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more of wilmington nc store. it had ticket slips and orange walls.


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wilmington nc


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more of wilmington nc store. it had ticket slips and orange walls.


wilmington nc


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wilmington nc


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more of wilmington nc store. it had ticket slips and orange walls.


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wilmington nc sign


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Post by: d_fife on June 19, 2008, 09:13:31 AM
TOys r us in Savannah Georgia (must have opened 1987 or 1988) And its going to get a BAbies r us added in and Grand reopening is October.


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Post by: d_fife on June 19, 2008, 09:14:11 AM
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TOys r us in Savannah Georgia (must have opened 1987 or 1988) And its going to get a BAbies r us added in and Grand reopening is October.


savannah georgia store.


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savannah georgia store.


savannah georgia


savannah


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back of savannah


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sign saying pardon our appearance Babies r us is coming soon.


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Post by: d_fife on June 19, 2008, 09:24:20 AM
Toys r us in FLorence South Carolina that opened in 1989 and must have been remodeled 1999-early 2002.


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Post by: d_fife on June 19, 2008, 09:29:13 AM
me in front of Wilmington nc toys r us


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Post by: d_fife on June 19, 2008, 09:29:49 AM
me i nfront of Toys r us in SAvannah. XISMZERO  seen my SAvannah (which will have a BABies r us in the Toys r us and renovations started June 15) and WIlmington NC pics.

XISMZERO   did you see my pics???? I hope you see them and comment on them.


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Post by: XISMZERO on June 23, 2008, 10:57:25 PM
Dan, awesome finds, especially Wilmington, NC. It looks as if they will be remodeled very soon -- excellent job getting there just in time!

I wonder if Clay, NY is on the chopping block anytime soon? It's amazing that store is still holding in there. And how about the Horseheads store?! There's no Babies "R" Us out there but that one must be up soon.

By the way, it looks like another old-school store has been remodeled. Here's a banner I found on the store's page of new openings... Topeka, KS store is no longer old-school...


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Post by: GeorgeL on June 24, 2008, 06:59:56 AM
The new stores and logos SUCK @$$!!!!

What ever happened to the colorful charm of yesteryear?

I cannot stomach watching thse TRUs transform into these disgusting modern structures. Its like turning an old colonial or victorian home into a contemporary. Its sacrilege.

What I cant understand is why anyone on the board would approve these changes. Dont they realize RETRO is IN?????


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Post by: XISMZERO on June 24, 2008, 08:34:13 AM
George, I share your lament. As a matter of fact, I'm deeply saddened whenever I see a Toys R Us today that has either been painted over or remodeled to fit a "corporate blandness." Can't understand why they've abandoned the wonderous look many of us grew up knowing.

Sadly, that's been the wave of the chain and many others for decades -- and their newest CEO Eyler isn't looking to bring back the rainbow-colored goodness of the chain from it's 1970s-80s era.

If you read the mission statement of CEO John Eyler, he plans turn all existing stores into Toys R Us-Babies R Us superstores (http://www.northjersey.com/business/Toys_R_Us_sold_on_combo.html) -- and now more than ever that is finally happening. Can't blame him -- his job is to keep the company financially afloat. He admits Babies R Us has outclassed the TRU brand and he's doing what he can to save the company as a whole. In actuality, he's probably done more/has a direction for the company than the former CEOs have in the past (need I remind you of the blackout between late 90s/early millennium age of lame remodels and "catch ups," mission (im)possible store layouts nonsense, etc.).

When I did my article on the Clay store on my website (http://thecaldorrainbow.blogspot.com/2007/05/rainbow-striped-milestone.html), my goal was to bring attention best I could and hope the bring attention to how significant it is to recognize what made the chain so beloved to many of us who shopped there as a kid. Their unique multicolored store facade was largely apart of that!

I'm realistic, so I'm not saying they need to stop remodeling older stores but it would be wonderful if they brought back that original concept and connected with the chain's roots today. TRU was one of the only chains you'd be treated to seeing a joyous rainbow-colored keyboard of colors upon driving past it!

The Clay store is a wonderful artifact -- when it goes their store's history is as good as kaput. I hope they know how important it is -- at least among us nuts!


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Post by: d_fife on June 25, 2008, 08:44:15 AM
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Dan, awesome finds, especially Wilmington, NC. It looks as if they will be remodeled very soon -- excellent job getting there just in time!

I wonder if Clay, NY is on the chopping block anytime soon? It's amazing that store is still holding in there. And how about the Horseheads store?! There's no Babies "R" Us out there but that one must be up soon.

By the way, it looks like another old-school store has been remodeled. Here's a banner I found on the store's page of new openings... Topeka, KS store is no longer old-school...


no wilmington NC will be relocated! JAcksonville NC was the renovated one!

sad that TOpeka is no longer old SChool!!!!  i hope Horseheads is not on the choping block!


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Post by: GeorgeL on June 26, 2008, 02:13:22 PM
I seriously need to get to the Clay store before something happens.

I'd love to take my kids and photograph them inside and outside of the store but I'm afraid driving from southern CT to Clay NY with 4 children won't work. Think its about 5 or 6 hour ride eh Nick? My kids are 7,5,3 and 1.

I totally agree with you about the feeling I used to get when my parents would drive up to our local TRU. That colorful building with the brown roof was just a staple of my childhood. I'll never forget it. Then my favorite part was running inside down the long zig zag aisle which dumped you into the grocery store style aisles. It was so much fun. I remember running right to the action figure aisle, then over to the lego and last stop would be video games once we got into the 80s. I remember returning 3 coleco vision systems at Milford TRU. Damn Qbert would get me so frustrated I used to swing the controller and smash it on the top of the system. We kept buying new ones and then putting the broken ones in the new box and returningfor a refund. HAHA. My dads brilliant idea. Still works to this day with alot of electronic products. :insane:


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on June 29, 2008, 01:00:24 PM
Massapequa, NY (on Long Island). Taken 6-28-2008.

The town assessor reports this one was built in 1976. You can tell it's an oldie because of the bars on front of the building. This was probably remodeled back in 1992 or so and not since.


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Post by: XISMZERO on June 29, 2008, 01:01:27 PM
Massapequa, NY (on Long Island). Taken 6-28-2008.

Built in 1976. Long Island was a heavy market for the chain in the 70s and 80s.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: dmx10101 on June 29, 2008, 02:14:06 PM
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Massapequa, NY (on Long Island). Taken 6-28-2008.

Built in 1976. Long Island was a heavy market for the chain in the 70s and 80s.


Whats the deal with the "R" off to the side there? It looks out of place.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on June 30, 2008, 11:09:03 AM
The Newington, CT / Toys 'R' Us is getting a paint job. No word if it will be updated or remodeled at all. Developing...


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Post by: TRU7536 on June 30, 2008, 02:33:53 PM
Hey, where did u hear about the newington tru getting a paint job? Since the co workers I worked with all quit I don't have anymore info on that store. I know that whole plaza is going to look different once la fitness and sams clubs opens up.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on July 01, 2008, 09:31:21 AM
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Hey, where did u hear about the newington tru getting a paint job? Since the co workers I worked with all quit I don't have anymore info on that store. I know that whole plaza is going to look different once la fitness and sams clubs opens up.


I had to pick up some stuff at Stew's this past Sunday, saw a fresh coat of paint on the building and tape on some of the fixtures outside. Oddly, there were also employees still inside at 8PM.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Jonah Norason on July 16, 2008, 11:56:34 AM
I took pictures of a brown-and-rainbow Toys R Us/Kids R Us in Waco, Texas, emailed them to xismzero[AT]yahoo[DOT]com but never got back a response. It was cool, though...


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: C. Fontaine on July 16, 2008, 12:01:18 PM
Your free to post them here if you want!


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Post by: Jonah Norason on July 16, 2008, 01:45:58 PM
OK! Here they are:
http://flickr.com/photos/jnorason/sets/72157606204182374/


Keep in mind, tho: the "second-generation" Toys R Us, with rainbow bars, I happen to have one in my town and I spotted another in Houston, although it was serving as some sort of "discount store" (read: dollar store) in a sad-looking strip mall.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on July 16, 2008, 07:25:00 PM
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OK! Here they are:
http://flickr.com/photos/jnorason/sets/72157606204182374/


Keep in mind, tho: the "second-generation" Toys R Us, with rainbow bars, I happen to have one in my town and I spotted another in Houston, although it was serving as some sort of "discount store" (read: dollar store) in a sad-looking strip mall.


We'd like to see them here. Post your images right here on the board, just be sure to keep them within a reasonable size (700x) tops.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Jonah Norason on July 17, 2008, 07:24:36 AM
Yeah, I might show them sometime, but the real prize was obviously the first-gen one in Waco. You DID enjoy them, right?

And please, please, post it here:
http://thecaldorrainbow.blogspot.com/2007/11/slew-of-left-behind-toys-r-us-stores.html

I don't know when the store opened, but it would go something like this.

WACO, Texas

Opened: Unknown

Brown Roof: Yes

Rainbow Stripes: Yes

Road Sign: Unknown*

Contains: Kids R Us co-brand store

* Check on Microsoft Live Maps


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: dmx10101 on July 17, 2008, 12:27:34 PM
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OK! Here they are:
http://flickr.com/photos/jnorason/sets/72157606204182374/


Keep in mind, tho: the "second-generation" Toys R Us, with rainbow bars, I happen to have one in my town and I spotted another in Houston, although it was serving as some sort of "discount store" (read: dollar store) in a sad-looking strip mall.


Thats a well preserved oldie. Nice pics.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on July 22, 2008, 07:29:13 PM
Toys r us in Durham nc.


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Post by: d_fife on July 22, 2008, 07:31:23 PM
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Toys r us in Durham nc.


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Toys r us in Durham nc.


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Toys r us in Durham nc.


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Toys r us in Durham nc.


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Post by: d_fife on July 22, 2008, 07:36:54 PM
babies r us in durham nc


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Post by: d_fife on July 22, 2008, 07:38:20 PM
toys r us in CARY NC!


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toys r us in CARY NC!


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toys r us in CARY NC!


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Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on July 22, 2008, 07:42:51 PM
babies ru s in Raliegh NC


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on July 22, 2008, 07:44:59 PM
what is now in the old Toys r us that closed in Raliegh near Crabtree in 1988.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: videogamer75 on July 22, 2008, 08:09:43 PM
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what is now in the old Toys r us that closed in Raliegh near Crabtree in 1988.


What is that? An office building?


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on July 22, 2008, 08:10:26 PM
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what is now in the old Toys r us that closed in Raliegh near Crabtree in 1988.


What is that? An office building?


best buy, I have more than one pic of the Best buy.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: StuckeysFanatic on July 22, 2008, 08:55:17 PM
I used to live in Raleigh and I know exactly where that is.

If you click here (http://services.wakegov.com/realestate/Photo.asp?id=0055726&stype=addr&stnum=4325&stname=Glenwood&locidList=1129&spg=1&cd=01&loc=4325++GLENWOOD+AVE&des=GR+PT+PRCL+B2CVM+ASSC+LMTD+PRTSP+94%2D1416&pin=0796502569) and scroll down a bit, you'll see the mall and the former Toys R Us.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Zayre88 on July 27, 2008, 10:41:53 AM
Toys'r'us in Portsmouth/Newington NH.  Renovated and now paired with Babies 'r' us.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Zayre88 on July 27, 2008, 10:44:33 AM
Toys'r'us in Concord, NH


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on July 27, 2008, 08:57:52 PM
Nice updates, Zayre. You're tredding on Dan's terrain now!

Portsmouth, NH joins Manchester for newest revision remodels. Still none here in Connecticut (although we're getting a new store with the new remodel).

Here's the former Toys R Us in Westport, CT which closed in January, soon to be HomeGoods.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: videogamer75 on July 30, 2008, 12:06:03 AM
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what is now in the old Toys r us that closed in Raliegh near Crabtree in 1988.


What is that? An office building?


best buy, I have more than one pic of the Best buy.


Oh, cool. :)


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Here's another odd looking store in MAYS LANDING, N.J.

Notice how it has the rainbow stripes on a 90's looking store. It had a Kids R Us on the left side, now occupied by OfficeDepot. Don't know about year built, but this store also has two entrances, another oddity.


Wow, I've been going to this particular Toys R Us ever since I was a little kid. I never noticed it had a different look than most Toys R Us stores.  I remember when the Office Depot was Kids R Us. I remember being bored out of my mind, begging my parents to take me over to the Toys R Us next door. I liked laying on the beds they had set up though, lol. I should get pictures next time there. Look out for them on my Flickr photostream, http://www.flickr.com/photos/nintendo85. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nintendo85)


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Post by: TRU7536 on July 31, 2008, 02:27:52 PM
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The Newington, CT / Toys 'R' Us is getting a paint job. No word if it will be updated or remodeled at all. Developing...


So i drove by my old grounds. I really dont see much of a paint job. looks like they just repainted the building white where it was starting to show its age. The did redo the inside once again though! New signs and stuff. Seems like every year they redo the inside of Newington Toys r us! By the way, their class of store is going up from class C to class B, with Stew Loenards and Sams Club opening their. Means more shipments and stuff. They even now have a HR person, which is odd, bc first time  since 1997 they have one, which means a good sign for that store.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on August 02, 2008, 10:19:15 AM
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So i drove by my old grounds. I really dont see much of a paint job. looks like they just repainted the building white where it was starting to show its age. The did redo the inside once again though! New signs and stuff. Seems like every year they redo the inside of Newington Toys r us! By the way, their class of store is going up from class C to class B, with Stew Loenards and Sams Club opening their. Means more shipments and stuff. They even now have a HR person, which is odd, bc first time  since 1997 they have one, which means a good sign for that store.


TRU, explain this class system to me. If a store has a high grade (like a B or A), it gets remodeled or better treatment? Do you know why some stores never get remodeled -- could this have something to do with it?


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: TRU7536 on August 02, 2008, 04:50:12 PM
Theres 3 classes with Toys R Us. It goes by how much the store makes a year (volume) and how big the store is. Example, Manchester, CT is a class A and so is Danbury because their bigger stores and are the two busiest in CT. West Hartford is a Class B, while Newington was a Class C before. Newington being the smallest  store size and volume compare to Manchester or West Hartford.  If your a class A, your going to get the royal treatment from the company. You be on their list to get more merchandise, all the latest posters and first to get any type of store designs.  I give u an example, this was back in 2004 when i worked their.

In one day, Manchester could mak sales of 32,000, while West Hartford did like 15,000 and Newington did like 10,000.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: AmesNewington on August 02, 2008, 05:24:34 PM
Newington always gets the short end of the stick. Stores in town that I feel do BIG business are Wal Mart, Lowe's, Stop and Shop and Stew Leonards. Everything else I really could never figure out.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: videogamer75 on August 10, 2008, 10:45:49 PM
this is Toys 'r' us in mays landing NJ.


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Post by: videogamer75 on August 10, 2008, 10:46:27 PM
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Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: powersbt on August 11, 2008, 03:53:17 AM
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Theres 3 classes with Toys R Us. It goes by how much the store makes a year (volume) and how big the store is. Example, Manchester, CT is a class A and so is Danbury because their bigger stores and are the two busiest in CT. West Hartford is a Class B, while Newington was a Class C before. Newington being the smallest  store size and volume compare to Manchester or West Hartford.  If your a class A, your going to get the royal treatment from the company. You be on their list to get more merchandise, all the latest posters and first to get any type of store designs.  I give u an example, this was back in 2004 when i worked their.

In one day, Manchester could mak sales of 32,000, while West Hartford did like 15,000 and Newington did like 10,000.


What time of the year would these stores be doing that Dollar amount of Sales??


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
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Toys r us in FLorence South Carolina that opened in 1989 and must have been remodeled 1999-early 2002.


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I actually went into this Toys r Us last August on our way to Florida..Theirs a Walmart in the same plaza and we ate at the IHOP across the street.

EDIT: Gotta downsize those pictures!


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: TRU7536 on August 28, 2008, 09:46:09 AM
here is a link to Toys r Us in South/North Korea. Seems like Toys R Us is expanding internationally, with them opening opwn in more countries.


http://koreananimation.blogspot.com/2007/12/toys-r-us-in-korea.html


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: TRU7536 on August 28, 2008, 09:47:12 AM
Toys R US in Ravensburg Germany.


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Post by: TRU7536 on August 28, 2008, 09:49:38 AM
Toys R Us in Frances


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Post by: TRU7536 on August 28, 2008, 09:51:29 AM
TRU in France


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Post by: TRU7536 on August 28, 2008, 09:52:50 AM
A Thank you sign from a TRU in France


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Post by: TRU7536 on August 28, 2008, 09:54:49 AM
TRU in Chinon France


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Post by: TRU7536 on August 28, 2008, 09:57:00 AM
TRU under conrtuction in England


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Post by: TRU7536 on August 28, 2008, 09:58:49 AM
TRU in England i think?


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: videogamer75 on September 05, 2008, 06:31:48 PM
This is a toys R us/kids R us in one store in Vineland NJ

While this store is connected to a mall there is no mall entrance.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: dmx10101 on September 13, 2008, 03:09:19 PM
The Toys R Us/Kids R US in Buford, GA just moved their store.

Here's the old located which wasn't there that many years-

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/dmx10101/40662b46.jpg)


Here's the road sign for the new location. Its now in a brand new shopping center about 2 miles up the road from the old location. Its now next to a new Babies R US. Both TRU and BRU have the new logo.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/dmx10101/3cd73930.jpg)


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: dmx10101 on September 17, 2008, 10:34:21 PM
So..I visited Jacksonville for my bday and found out that the one TRU there is closing and moving about 12 miles away to a new store. So I went there and took some pics of the closing sale. I went to that TRU ever since I was a little kid. It's been there for atleast 20 yrs, and is a former brown roof, rainbow store and remember well when it was. anyways on to the pics-

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/dmx10101/1f791dee.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/dmx10101/1f24c5a0.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/dmx10101/d40cfaa3.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/dmx10101/eb7718bd.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/dmx10101/4dff52c3.jpg)
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(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/dmx10101/5c01de02.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/dmx10101/fcb8621a.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/dmx10101/78aafe07.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/dmx10101/c840ae85.jpg)


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on September 17, 2008, 11:19:42 PM
Good pictures. It seems the company is really moving forward by closing up many of its 80's stores for relocated hybrid superstores. Nothing newsworthy there, though.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: dmx10101 on September 17, 2008, 11:27:51 PM
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Good pictures. It seems the company is really moving forward by closing up many of its 80's stores for relocated hybrid superstores. Nothing newsworthy there, though.


Yep the new store is gonna be a babies r us/toys r us hybrid.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on September 17, 2008, 11:42:42 PM
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Good pictures. It seems the company is really moving forward by closing up many of its 80's stores for relocated hybrid superstores. Nothing newsworthy there, though.


Yep the new store is gonna be a babies r us/toys r us hybrid.


what street is it moving. I  went to the ones in TAllahasee, GAinesville and ORland Park (or whatever) and want to go back to JAcksonville!


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: dmx10101 on September 18, 2008, 06:47:18 AM
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Good pictures. It seems the company is really moving forward by closing up many of its 80's stores for relocated hybrid superstores. Nothing newsworthy there, though.


Yep the new store is gonna be a babies r us/toys r us hybrid.


what street is it moving. I  went to the ones in TAllahasee, GAinesville and ORland Park (or whatever) and want to go back to JAcksonville!


It's relocating to right next to the st. Johns Town Center at the corner of Gate Parkway and Town Center Parkway. Its suppose to open sometime next month.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: ShopKoFan on September 29, 2008, 10:55:46 PM
The Toys "R" Us stores in the Midwest go by the name Geoffrey's Toys "R" Us.


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Post by: CTAmeshopper on September 30, 2008, 12:13:00 PM
I don't like the tan paint scheme too bland and washed out, I like the blue better. :(


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: jmcnamara96 on January 03, 2009, 11:31:43 AM
DISCUSS Did they close there doors there all becoming Office Max like in Nashua or in Manchester its a car dealership:no:


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: Ameskid on January 03, 2009, 11:39:52 AM
I know some merged with Toys 'R' Us, and especially on the older "rainbow facade" stores, "Kids 'R' Us" still has a small light-up sign in the lower right corner.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: rjstheiv on January 04, 2009, 01:22:40 PM
Toys R us in West Mifflin PA. This picture is from about 1997. They have totally remodeled it since then. I will try to get an updated pic sometime soon.



http://www2.county.allegheny.pa.us/RealEstate/Search.aspx


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Post by: d_fife on January 04, 2009, 02:58:17 PM
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Toys R us in West Mifflin PA. This picture is from about 1997. They have totally remodeled it since then. I will try to get an updated pic sometime soon.



http://www2.county.allegheny.pa.us/RealEstate/Search.aspx


good pic and I hae an updated pic:

Edit (XISMZERO): Sorry Dan, them there images are too big and annoyingly stretch the page!


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 04, 2009, 02:59:28 PM
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Toys R us in West Mifflin PA. This picture is from about 1997. They have totally remodeled it since then. I will try to get an updated pic sometime soon.



http://www2.county.allegheny.pa.us/RealEstate/Search.aspx


good pic and I hae an updated pic:

back of the store mifflin store.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: TRJ22487 on January 04, 2009, 04:18:58 PM
That West Mifflin picture contains my childhood. That is what every Toys R Us should look like. So nostalgic


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: TRJ22487 on January 04, 2009, 04:20:23 PM
That West Mifflin picture contains my childhood. That is what every Toys R Us should look like. So nostalgic


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on January 05, 2009, 01:50:07 PM
Here's another old-school one in BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY. Someone tipped me off about it via email. Here's the Live Maps image.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on January 05, 2009, 03:15:32 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Here's another old-school one in BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY. Someone tipped me off about it via email. Here's the Live Maps image.



I went there a month ago.  bowling green KEntucky.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: C3Nostalgia on January 06, 2009, 12:23:31 AM
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Toys R us in West Mifflin PA. This picture is from about 1997. They have totally remodeled it since then. I will try to get an updated pic sometime soon.



http://www2.county.allegheny.pa.us/RealEstate/Search.aspx


good pic and I hae an updated pic:

back of the store mifflin store.


It looks like the original shaped sign is there.  I have gone by that TRU many times, and never noticed it from the rear.  Am I correct in think that this is taken from the drive around Century III Mall, or the mall parking lot?


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: C3Nostalgia on January 06, 2009, 12:30:16 AM
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That West Mifflin picture contains my childhood. That is what every Toys R Us should look like. So nostalgic


While you're talking about being nostalgic, this photo is taken from the now TRU Parking lot in 78.  It's not TRU, but if you look in the background, you can see Children's Palace.  This photo was part of a press kit released in October 1978, one year before Century III Mall opened in  October 1979.

(http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o387/TheUltimateZero/PHC3RestaurantsPhoto.jpg)


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: TRJ22487 on January 06, 2009, 11:30:55 AM
Sorry I've never actually been to West Mifflin, actually only been to Pennsylvania a handful of times, I just meant the building style in general. I live in New Hampshire, and haven't seen a Toys R Us look like that in at least 15 years now, outside of commercials on Nickelodeon's Double Dare


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: XISMZERO on January 06, 2009, 12:01:39 PM
Impressive old photo C3. What I love about that picture is that there's a good handful of Pizza Huts still look like that today.

About old-school stores, the one in Boardman, OH looks like the former W.Mifflin store except for the spaced logo. Also, Clay, NY is still striped on the outside. Check earlier pages for photos.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: videogamer75 on January 18, 2009, 08:05:04 PM
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Originally posted by TRJ22487
Sorry I've never actually been to West Mifflin, actually only been to Pennsylvania a handful of times, I just meant the building style in general. I live in New Hampshire, and haven't seen a Toys R Us look like that in at least 15 years now, outside of commercials on Nickelodeon's Double Dare


I have seen old school Toys R Us stores on Double Dare and Finders Keepers on the Nick GAS channel. I also saw some old KB Toys ads from the 80's during Finders Keepers. Pretty cool.


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Post by: wwefan101 on February 18, 2009, 08:53:11 AM
  ABURN MA LOUCTION  i dont know ift i posted this before but this is how the aburn ma one looks
<a href="http://s199.photobucket.com/albums/aa150/websterma101/stores/?action=view&current=september2307003.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa150/websterma101/stores/september2307003.jpg" border="0" alt="torys r us">[/url]


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: ShopKoFan on March 24, 2009, 04:06:29 AM
Geoffrey's Toys "R" Us in Green Bay, Wisconsin (one of the few remaining "Geoffrey"  stores in the Midwest)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3433/3380771834_46d312bfd6_b.jpg)

I remember when this store had the brown roof, stripes, and Kids "R" Us before it was remodeled in 2003.


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Post by: standa on May 03, 2009, 05:21:24 PM
The Hamden, CT Toys-R-Us has begun its closing sale.  


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Post by: dmx10101 on May 04, 2009, 11:10:23 AM
Toys'R'Us launches in-store consumables shop

WAYNE , N.J. (Apr. 29) Toys"R"Us has introduced "R" Market, a new, dedicated shop featuring an expanded assortment of consumables and commodities in select Toys"R"Us stores nationwide. Located at the front of more than 260 of the company's 585 Toys"R"Us stores, "R" Market will roll out to additional locations across the country later this year.

Products available in the "R" Market include snacks, beverages and laundry and cleaning supplies.  

"As part of our business strategy, we are continually focused on improving the shopping experience for customers in our stores. This includes looking for new ways to provide busy parents with the convenience of finding everything they need for their kids under one roof," said Jerry Storch, chairman and CEO of Toys"R"Us. "The introduction of "R" Market offers customers a uniquely edited presentation of differentiated, kid-focused products from well-known manufacturers, as well as newer brands."

The "R" Market is called out with in-store signage featuring the iconic Toys"R"Us reversed "R" logo and a shopping cart with bursting stars.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on May 18, 2009, 07:19:14 PM
I AM VERY VERY VERY UPSET that the Toys r us in Topeka kansas got renovated last year and I found out it did after it was renovated.  Today I almost got in an accident over it bothering me!!!!!!




When I travel to see Brown Toys r us' see the brown Toys r us is PROITY NUMBER ONE AND I WONT GO HOME UNTIL I SEE IT ONCE I START THE TRIp. I also have 2 days of in a row of work and if my flight is cancelled and if they can't me there by 2-2:30 pm or 2:30-3 pm, I WILL HAVE THE TRIP RESCHEDULED ( will I still have to pay the fee as my trip was delayed) and if I miss my connection due to a short layover, will they let me go home without a fee if I Feel they will get me there so late the trip is in vain (either the next plane there leaves hours later or there is no room the next flight or the next 2 or 3 flights leaving there), and credit the unused part of the trip, AND IF I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO STICK OUT THE TRIP,I JUST WONT GO HOME TILL THE TOYS R US IS SEEN. OR IF THE FRONT DESK FAILED TO SET MY WAKE UP CALL AND I LOST SO MUCH OF THE DAy, i would extend the trip to see the Brown TOys r us

here is what the Brown Toys r us in Savannah GA looks like after they put hte Babies r us in.


STOP RENOVATING OLD TOYS R US'.


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: ShopKoFan on May 19, 2009, 11:44:44 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife
I AM VERY VERY VERY UPSET that the Toys r us in Topeka kansas got renovated last year and I found out it did after it was renovated.  Today I almost got in an accident over it bothering me!!!!!!




When I travel to see Brown Toys r us' see the brown Toys r us is PROITY NUMBER ONE AND I WONT GO HOME UNTIL I SEE IT ONCE I START THE TRIp. I also have 2 days of in a row of work and if my flight is cancelled and if they can't me there by 2-2:30 pm or 2:30-3 pm, I WILL HAVE THE TRIP RESCHEDULED ( will I still have to pay the fee as my trip was delayed) and if I miss my connection due to a short layover, will they let me go home without a fee if I Feel they will get me there so late the trip is in vain (either the next plane there leaves hours later or there is no room the next flight or the next 2 or 3 flights leaving there), and credit the unused part of the trip, AND IF I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO STICK OUT THE TRIP,I JUST WONT GO HOME TILL THE TOYS R US IS SEEN. OR IF THE FRONT DESK FAILED TO SET MY WAKE UP CALL AND I LOST SO MUCH OF THE DAy, i would extend the trip to see the Brown TOys r us

here is what the Brown Toys r us in Savannah GA looks like after they put hte Babies r us in.


STOP RENOVATING OLD TOYS R US'.


I like both the old and new designs of Toys "R" Us.

BTW, the giraffe's name is not "Jeoffrey",  it's "Geoffrey". You misspelled his name in your blog about the Bowling Green, KY, Toys "R" Us.

I have a Toys "R" Us store here in Green Bay, WI, you should check out. It is called 'Geoffrey's Toys "R" Us.'


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: d_fife on May 19, 2009, 01:23:06 PM
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Originally posted by ShopKoFan
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Originally posted by d_fife
I AM VERY VERY VERY UPSET that the Toys r us in Topeka kansas got renovated last year and I found out it did after it was renovated.  Today I almost got in an accident over it bothering me!!!!!!




When I travel to see Brown Toys r us' see the brown Toys r us is PROITY NUMBER ONE AND I WONT GO HOME UNTIL I SEE IT ONCE I START THE TRIp. I also have 2 days of in a row of work and if my flight is cancelled and if they can't me there by 2-2:30 pm or 2:30-3 pm, I WILL HAVE THE TRIP RESCHEDULED ( will I still have to pay the fee as my trip was delayed) and if I miss my connection due to a short layover, will they let me go home without a fee if I Feel they will get me there so late the trip is in vain (either the next plane there leaves hours later or there is no room the next flight or the next 2 or 3 flights leaving there), and credit the unused part of the trip, AND IF I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO STICK OUT THE TRIP,I JUST WONT GO HOME TILL THE TOYS R US IS SEEN. OR IF THE FRONT DESK FAILED TO SET MY WAKE UP CALL AND I LOST SO MUCH OF THE DAy, i would extend the trip to see the Brown TOys r us

here is what the Brown Toys r us in Savannah GA looks like after they put hte Babies r us in.


STOP RENOVATING OLD TOYS R US'.


I like both the old and new designs of Toys "R" Us.

BTW, the giraffe's name is not "Jeoffrey",  it's "Geoffrey". You misspelled his name in your blog about the Bowling Green, KY, Toys "R" Us.

I have a Toys "R" Us store here in Green Bay, WI, you should check out. It is called 'Geoffrey's Toys "R" Us.'


what did the Toys ru s in Green Bay look like before it became GEoffrey, Purple and when was it renovated from the old school Brown look?


Title: Re: Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us/Kids "R" Us
Post by: ShopKoFan on May 19, 2009, 03:57:02 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by ShopKoFan
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Originally posted by d_fife
I AM VERY VERY VERY UPSET that the Toys r us in Topeka kansas got renovated last year and I found out it did after it was renovated.  Today I almost got in an accident over it bothering me!!!!!!




When I travel to see Brown Toys r us' see the brown Toys r us is PROITY NUMBER ONE AND I WONT GO HOME UNTIL I SEE IT ONCE I START THE TRIp. I also have 2 days of in a row of work and if my flight is cancelled and if they can't me there by 2-2:30 pm or 2:30-3 pm, I WILL HAVE THE TRIP RESCHEDULED ( will I still have to pay the fee as my trip was delayed) and if I miss my connection due to a short layover, will they let me go home without a fee if I Feel they will get me there so late the trip is in vain (either the next plane there leaves hours later or there is no room the next flight or the next 2 or 3 flights leaving there), and credit the unused part of the trip, AND IF I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO STICK OUT THE TRIP,I JUST WONT GO HOME TILL THE TOYS R US IS SEEN. OR IF THE FRONT DESK FAILED TO SET MY WAKE UP CALL AND I LOST SO MUCH OF THE DAy, i would extend the trip to see the Brown TOys r us

here is what the Brown Toys r us in Savannah GA looks like after they put hte Babies r us in.


STOP RENOVATING OLD TOYS R US'.


I like both the old and new designs of Toys "R" Us.

BTW, the giraffe's name is not "Jeoffrey",  it's "Geoffrey". You misspelled his name in your blog about the Bowling Green, KY, Toys "R" Us.

I have a Toys "R" Us store here in Green Bay, WI, you should check out. It is called 'Geoffrey's