Local parents, grandparents sad to see Toys”R”Us go


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s end of an era for kid and kids at heart. For many, losing Toys”R”Us is heartbreaking. For some, this is the last time they will use a shopping cart at Toys”R”Us.

“Watching my daughter in there just a few minutes ago, just running from toy to toy to toy, seeing the excitement on her face. It was kind of sad to think that maybe we won’t get to have that anymore,” Jessi Neal said.

What started as a baby furniture store, grew into a toy store. It expanded out of Washington D.C. and went across the globe and Wilmington is home to one of those locations.
Parents and grandparents have come to the store, to not just get toys, but to remember the good times the business brought them.

“I was kind of disappointed cause I’m still the type of person even today that I like to go a brick and mortar store as opposed to ordering online. I like that instant gratification and I don’t want to wait. So, I like to come in and walk out with what I wanted,” Neal said.

“I grew up with Toys”R”Us. My children, in their late 30s are Toys R Us kids. And now I have grandchildren but I am not a sit at the computer, push a button, amazon. I like to look and see and touch and see what I’m getting and I think that it’s going to be a bad experience for young children,” Karen Licursi said.

A hard goodbye for those who will always be Toys”R”Us kids.

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