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Re: Toys 'R' Us to file bankruptcy
« Reply #175 on: June 25, 2018, 04:16:00 PM »

Wow.  I wonder if it would be worth making a last visit.  Daughter and I moved on to more expensive toys years ago, but I'm still sad they're going.
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Re: Toys 'R' Us to file bankruptcy
« Reply #176 on: June 25, 2018, 06:54:44 PM »

Wow.  I wonder if it would be worth making a last visit.  Daughter and I moved on to more expensive toys years ago, but I'm still sad they're going.


Most likely not much left by this point.
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« Reply #177 on: June 26, 2018, 12:37:44 AM »

Visited ours about ten days ago and it definitely felt picked over.
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« Reply #178 on: June 30, 2018, 11:34:57 AM »

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Re: Toys 'R' Us to file bankruptcy
« Reply #180 on: June 30, 2018, 12:59:37 PM »

I never shopped there. My parents always shopped at Sears or JCPenney for toys.
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Re: Toys 'R' Us to file bankruptcy
« Reply #182 on: October 03, 2018, 01:19:29 PM »

^ When a group of investors plucks a trademark from a pile of rubble that once was a business, and the investors then apply that trademark to a new business having no connection to the original, I’d hardly call that a “revival” or a “comeback”.
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« Reply #183 on: October 03, 2018, 01:30:57 PM »

^ When a group of investors plucks a trademark from a pile of rubble that once was a business, and the investors then apply that trademark to a new business having no connection to the original, I’d hardly call that a “revival” or a “comeback”.
Yeah, I read this story and immediately thought of the Circuit City “revival” that has yet to go anywhere.
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Re: Toys 'R' Us to file bankruptcy
« Reply #185 on: February 12, 2019, 06:38:47 AM »

^ When a group of investors plucks a trademark from a pile of rubble that once was a business, and the investors then apply that trademark to a new business having no connection to the original, I’d hardly call that a “revival” or a “comeback”.

Yeah, I read this story and immediately thought of the Circuit City “revival” that has yet to go anywhere.

Some big retailer will sell a few "Toys R Us"-branded toys to milk out a little nostalgia from the parents.

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Re: Toys 'R' Us to file bankruptcy
« Reply #186 on: February 12, 2019, 09:13:13 AM »

^ When a group of investors plucks a trademark from a pile of rubble that once was a business, and the investors then apply that trademark to a new business having no connection to the original, I’d hardly call that a “revival” or a “comeback”.

Yeah, I read this story and immediately thought of the Circuit City “revival” that has yet to go anywhere.

Some big retailer will sell a few "Toys R Us"-branded toys to milk out a little nostalgia from the parents.
Hey, at least there's nostalgia to be milked.  Who in the hell is nostalgic for Circuit City?
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Re: Toys 'R' Us to file bankruptcy
« Reply #189 on: June 23, 2019, 09:34:56 AM »

I doubt this will last, but...

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-21/toys-r-us-back-from-the-dead-will-open-u-s-stores-in-2019

They will have to build new here. The building was sold to an outdoors company
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Re: Toys 'R' Us to file bankruptcy
« Reply #190 on: June 23, 2019, 10:08:21 AM »

I doubt this will last, but...

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-21/toys-r-us-back-from-the-dead-will-open-u-s-stores-in-2019

My guess: they put a few locations in these so-called "lifestyle centers" where folks might be more apt to spending a few on the kids after shopping for themselves.

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Re: Toys 'R' Us to file bankruptcy
« Reply #191 on: June 23, 2019, 11:01:27 AM »

I doubt this will last, but...

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-21/toys-r-us-back-from-the-dead-will-open-u-s-stores-in-2019

They will have to build new here. The building was sold to an outdoors company

They would have to build new here as well. Big Lots is moving into the building in August. They’re relocating from another shopping center in town where Walmart Neighborhood Market is. The building Big Lots is in right now is much smaller. I don’t blame Big Lots for relocating, but I’m dreading it since I go there often and it puts them further away from me and the traffic where the old Toys R Us building is located is terrible. For a small city, Danville has horrendous traffic.

All that said, there’s no chance in hell of them ever coming back here. Businesses have been closing here left and right in recent years. Anybody with a hope for a future and the means of getting out is getting out. I would’ve moved out long by now if I could’ve done so.
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Re: Toys 'R' Us to file bankruptcy
« Reply #192 on: June 23, 2019, 09:27:38 PM »

Given the smaller footprint, they'll probably end up building new in a lot of places.  Unless they plan to re-use Babies R Us locations?
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Re: Toys 'R' Us to file bankruptcy
« Reply #193 on: June 23, 2019, 09:34:58 PM »

Given the smaller footprint, they'll probably end up building new in a lot of places.  Unless they plan to re-use Babies R Us locations?
That might also work, but we shall see.
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Re: Toys 'R' Us to file bankruptcy
« Reply #194 on: July 27, 2019, 06:45:19 PM »

It's good that they are reopening! I guess it's nice. Get the kids to look in the toy store!
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