Toys R Us Announces Closing of 182 Stores-Is WNY Is On The List?
It looks like another traditional brick and mortar store is caving to modern digital times. Toys R Us announced on Tuesday night that they will be closing 182 stores with some possibility of reducing that number if they are able to negotiate better leases for stores. This is part of the companies restructuring plan after filing for bankruptcy and unfortunately it's resulting in closings.
According to a report from WGRZ.com,
"Going-out-of-business sales are scheduled to begin in February and be completed in April."
This might be great for the short term if people are looking for deals but it the haul it means people are losing jobs. Will the closing hit us here in WNY? It looks like the Babies R Us Amherst location on Niagara Falls Blvd is on the list, that does still leave the other Amherst location open along with the Hamburg and Williamsville locations.
You can see the full list of closing locations here.