January 25, 2018

Toys 'R' Us closing 4 CT stores

Flickr Creative Commons | JJBers
Flickr Creative Commons | JJBers
Toys 'R' Us in West Hartford, which is not on the closure list.

Four Connecticut stores are among those children's retailer Toys 'R' Us plans to shutter as it works through a Ch. 11 bankruptcy, it disclosed this week.

The Connecticut stores include Toys 'R' Us in Newington, Babies 'R' Us in Manchester, and side-by-side stores in North Haven and Waterbury. They are among 182 total stores that the company said have not met performance standards, court records show.

The stores, representing about 20 percent of Toy 'R' Us' retail footprint, are located across 40 states and Puerto Rico. The full list can be viewed here.

This marks the second major store closure in Manchester's core retail district announced this month.

Earlier in January, Sam's Club said it would close its store there, impacting as many as 151 workers, as well as a store in Orange.

Toy 'R' Us said it expects to hold store-closing sales in February, once the closures receive court approval.

Correction: The original version of this story mistakenly said Toy 'R' Us in Manchester was closing. It will remain open. The company's Babies 'R' Us Manchester store is slated to close.

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