|With Geoffrey the Giraffe at the Bellevue TRU in 2015|
Toys R Us was established on June 1957, in Washington, D.C. A decade or so later my parents moved to D.C., and I have fond memories of going into the huge toy store as a little girl. There was nothing else like it.
Later as Toys R Us moved across the country we finally got one in Nashville and a few years later, a store opened in Bellevue, TN, where I became a frequent guest. A writer for several fashion doll magazines including Barbie Bazaar and Millers Fashion Doll Magazine, I was often in the store taking photos of new dolls and buying them for more formal photo shoots for my articles.
After print media doll magazines closed their doors, I still wrote doll articles for Examiner, Yahoo and this blog, so my professional relationship with TRU continued. At one point, I even worked part time for the chain for a little over a year, and I had a ball.
|Cool Springs Toys R Us closes its doors in 2018|
I watched the Bellevue store get packed out a few years ago in 2015, and this week I went to the Cool Springs store to say good-bye to the closest store left. It was a bittersweet walk down Memory Lane. The sales signs and closed aisles looked eerily familiar. Most items were 50-70% off the day I was there.
|Bellevue TRU closed its doors in 2015|
I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kidRelated:
they got a million toys at Toys R us that I can play with
I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid
they got the best for so much less, it'll really flip your lid
From bikes to trains to video games
it's the biggest toy store there is (gee whiz!)
I don't wanna grow up, cause maybe if I did
I couldn't be a Toys R Us kid
more games, more toys, oh boy!
I wanna be a Toys R Us kid
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- Toys 'R' Us announces the 2013 Holiday Hot Toy List - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner
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