Beleaguered retailer Toys R Us is planning to close approximately 180 stores across the U.S. as it navigates bankruptcy proceedings, the company announced yesterday.
Toys R Us seeks to close “up to 182 underperforming brick-and-mortar store locations,” according to documents filed in federal bankruptcy court on Jan. 23. That would be approximately one-fifth of the company’s 875 stores in the U.S. and American territories. In addition, the retailer aims to convert some Toys R Us stores into combination Toys R Us and Babies R Us locations.
“The reinvention of our brands requires that we make tough decisions about our priorities and focus,” said Dave Brandon, chairman and CEO of Toys R Us, in an open letter to customers posted on the company’s corporate website. “The actions we are taking are necessary to give us the best chance to emerge from our bankruptcy proceedings as a more viable and competitive company.”
Toys R Us filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September, under which the company looked to reorganize its business, including $5 billion of debt. Yesterday’s filing cited “a challenging commercial environment exacerbated by increased competition from traditional competitors and a shift in consumer preferences away from shopping at brick and mortar stores to online retail channels.”
Store closings are scheduled to begin in early February and run through mid-April. The affected locations will run going-out-of-business sales, and Brandon suggested that customers “take full advantage of the deep discounts and deals available.” Brandon noted that Toys R Us will maintain its customer, registry, credit, warranty and loyalty programs during this process.
Neither the memo from Brandon nor the court documents mentioned international Toys R Us locations; the company operates more than 750 stores outside the U.S. Melanie Teed-Murch, the president of Toys R Us and Babies R Us in Canada, assured Canadian customers in her own letter that the company’s 83 stores north of the border are unaffected at this time.
You can see the full list of planned Toys R Us store closures below, listed by state. (Note that under states, locations are listed in alphabetical order by their “store name,” which usually corresponds — though not always — with the city that the store is located in.)
Birmingham: 335 Summit Blvd.
Tuscaloosa: 2600 McFarland Blvd. East
Mesa: U.S. 60 and Signal Butte Rd.
Paradise Valley: 12801 North Tatum Blvd.
Scottsdale: 7000 E. Mayo Blvd.
Scottsdale: 9139 Indian Bend Rd.
Tucson: 4619 N. Oracle Rd.
Yuma: 801 W. 32nd Street
Fort Smith: 5609 E. Rogers Ave.
Little Rock: 2616 S. Shackleford Rd.
Brea: 2575 E. Imperial Highway
Brentwood: 5461 Lone Tree Way
Corona: 3665 Grand Oaks
Covina: 960 Lakes Drive
E. San Jose: 2179 Monterey Hwy
Emeryville: 3938 Horton St.
Fairfield: 1400 Gateway Blvd.
Folsom: 2785 E. Bidwell St.
Fresno: 3520 W. Shaw Ave.
Indio: 42500 Jackson St.
Mira Mesa: 8181 Mira Mesa Blvd.
Mission Bay: 1240 W. Morena Blvd.
Pinole: 1330 Fitzgerald
Pittsburg: 4505 Century Blvd.
Puente Hills: 1600 S. Azusa Ave.
Riverside: 2550 Canyon Springs Pkwy S.
San Jose / Almade: 865 Blossom Hill Road
San Rafael: 600 Francisco Blvd.
Santa Ana: 3900 Bristol Street
Santa Clarita: 26573 Carl Boyer Dr.
Simi Valley: 1189 Simi Town Ctr Way
Stockton: 10640 Trinity Pkwy
Torrance: 20120 Hawthorne Blvd.
Union City: 31250 Court House Drive
Vista: 1990 University Drive
Westminster: 530 Westminster Mall
Yuba City: 700 “A” Onstott Rd.
Aurora: 1150 S. Ironton
Manchester: 169 Hale Road
Newington 3491 Berlin Turnpike
North Haven: 376 North Universal Drive
Waterbury: 275 Union St.
Dover: 1061 N. Dupont Highway
Altamonte: Spring 708 West State Rd 436
Boca Raton: 21697 State Road # 7
Coral Springs: 6001 West Sample Road
Kissimmee: 3214 N John Young Pkwy.
Kissimmee: 2601 W. Osceola Parkway
Orange Park: 6001 Argyle Forest Blvd
Port St. Lucie: 10732 SW Village Pkwy
Royal Palm Beach: 450 South SR 7
St. Petersburg: 1900 Tyrone Blvd.
Tallahassee: 1625 Apalachee Pkwy.
Tampa: 3908 West Hillsborough Avenue
Albany: 2601 Dawson Rd.
Alpharetta: 6380 No. Point Parkway
Conyers: 8160 Mall Parkway
Douglasville: 6875 Douglas Boulevard
Dunwoody: 1155 Mt. Vernon Hwy
Smyrna: 2955 Cobb Parkway
Greenwood: 8800 US 31 South IN
Indianapolis: 3928 E 82nd Street IN
Des Moines: 8801 University Ave
S. Des Moines: 1211 E. Army Post Rd.
Bricktown: 6420 W. Fullerton
Burbank: 7750 South Cicero Avenue
Highland Park: 1610 Deerfield Rd.
Matteson: 5001 Lincoln Highway
Niles: 5660 Touhy Avenue
Schaumburg: 16 East Golf Road
Vernon Hills: 295 Center Drive
Overland Park: 8500 W 135th St.
Wichita: 4646 W. Kellogg
Lexington: 1965 Star Shoot Parkway
Simpsonville: 1155 Buck Creek Rd.
St. Mathews: 4900 Shelbyville Rd.
Slidell: 137 Northshore Blvd.
Ann Arbor: 3725 Carpenter Road
Ann Arbor: 3725 Washtenaw
Grand Rapids: 4923 28th Street South East
Lansing: 5900 W. Saginaw Highway
Muskegon: 5363 Harvey Street
Traverse City: 2620 Crossing Circle
Blaine: 170 89th Ave.
Minnetonka: 14100 Wayzata Blvd.
Richfield: 900 West 78th Street South
Woodbury: 8236 Tamarack Village
Meridian: 1003 Bonita Lakes Circle
Pearl: 200 Bass Pro Dr.
Bridgeton: 5590 St. Louis Mills Blvd.
Cape Girardeau: 201 Silver Springs Rd.
Chesterfield: 220 THF Blvd.
Columbia: 1901 Bernadette Dr.
Omaha: 3505 S. 140th Plaza
Las Vegas: 2150 North Rainbow Blvd.
Spring Valley: 7020 Arroyo Crossing Parkway
Albuquerque: 45 Hotel Circle
Asheville: 801 Fairview Road
Durham: 7001 Fayetteville Road
Durham: 3300 Westgate Drive
Bangor: 6 Bangor Mall Blvd.
Portland: 200 Running Hill Road
Clinton: 8401 Mike Shapiro Drive
Bellingham: 217 Hartford Ave.
Dedham: 302 Providence
Framingham: Shoppers World Plaza, 1 Worcester Rd.
Holyoke: 50 Holyoke Street
Millbury: 70 Worcester Providence Tpke./Rte. 146
Northborough: 6110 Shops Way
Nashua: 29 Gusabel Avenue
Bridgewater: 100 Promenade Blvd.
Burlington: Rt. 541 & Cadillac Road
Cherry Hill: 2135 Route 38
East Hanover: 98 Route 10 West
Eatontown: 137 Route 35
Elizabeth: 900 Ikea Drive
Mt. Olive: 50 International Drive South
North Brunswick: 909 US Hwy 1 South
Paramus: 545 Route 17 South
Phillipsburg: 1280 Rt. 22 & St. James Ave.
Union: 2700 Route 22 East
Wayne: 7 Wayne Hills Mall
Amherst: 1569 Niagara Falls Blvd.
College Point: 139-19 20th Ave.
Commack: 108 Veterans Memorial Highway
Glens Falls: 708 Upper Glen St.
Greece: 1530 Ridge Rd. West
Henrietta: 2335 Marketplace Drive
Kingston: 401 Frank Sottile Boulevard
Latham: 221 Wade Road Extension
Massapequa: 5214 Sunrise Hwy
Middle Village: 66 Metropolitan Ave.
Sayville: 5181 Sunrise Hwy
Union Square: 24-30 Union Square East
Westbury: 1350 Corporate Drive.
Williamsport: 461 Lycoming Mall Circle
Yonkers: 2700 Central Park Ave.
Dayton: 2661 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.
Dublin: 3610 West Dublin-Granville Rd.
Mentor: 7841 Mentor Ave.
Western Hills: 6251 Glenway Ave.
Norman: 560 Ed Noble Pkwy.
Oklahoma City: 1119 SE 66th St.
Beaver Valley: Route 18/Valley View Dr.
Erie: 6680 Peach St.
Exton: 104 Bartlett Ave.
Horsham: 100 Welsh Road
Monroeville: 3700 William Penn Highway
Ross Park Mall: 2003 Cheryl Dr.
Washington: 301 Oakspring Road
Warwick: 300 Quaker Lane
Columbia: 254 Harbison Boulevard
Rapid City: 450 E. Disk Drive
Memphis: 7676 Polo Ground Blvd.
Nashville: 5731 Nolensville Rd.
Allen: 170 E. Stacy Road
Dallas Galleria: 13710 Dallas Parkway
Hulen: 5800 Overton Ridge Blvd.
Hurst: 1309 W. Pipeline Rd.
Irving: 7730 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Katy: 9730 Katy Freeway
Lewisville: 420 E. Round Grove Rd.
West El Paso: 801 Mesa Hills Dr.
Midvale: 1122 Fort Union Boulevard
Ogden: 4042 Riverdale Rd.
Newport News: 12153 Jefferson Ave.
Potomac Mills: 14173 Crossing Place
Everett: 1325A S.E. Everett Mall Parkway
Silverdale: 3567 N.W. Randall Way
Spokane: 6104 N. Division Street
Brookfield: 18550 W. Bluemound Rd.
Madison: 2161 Zeier Road