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Local Babies ‘R’ Us closing: What we know now about Toys ‘R’ Us closings

A local Babies ‘R’ Us store will close, as iconic children’s toy retailer Toys ‘R’ Us plans to close another 182 stores nationwide.

The Babies ‘R’ Us location at 2661 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in Dayton is one of four in Ohio that are set to close. The other three Ohio locations to be shuttered are in Dublin, Mentor and Western Hills near Cincinnati. Toys ‘R’ Us also has locations in Miamisburg and Beavercreek.

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The Babies ‘R’ Us location near The Mall at Fairfield Commons will not close.

The closures, which amount to about one-fifth of Toys ‘R’ Us locations, will begin in February with store closing sales, according to company statement. The sales are expected to conclude sometime in April.

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Toys “R” Us, Inc. voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11, in September 2017. Despite the planned closures, Toys ‘R’ US is continuing its customer programs including registries and loyalty programs, according to the company. Toys R Us was $5 billion in debt, as of April 29.

“While our store roster may be getting smaller, what is not changing is our desire or commitment to serving you,” Brandon wrote. “For the past 70 years, we have worked hard to earn your business and look forward to being champions of play and a best friend to parents everywhere for decades to come.”

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