Tuesday, 3 July 2018

R.I.P. Toys R Us

Toys R us is gone forever in the Us after 69 years in business. The chain was founded in 1948 by Charles Lazarus. The original namesake was Children's Bargain Town . Eventually the name Toys R Us was implemented. With the R backwards to make it look like a child had written it. Mascot Geoffrey the giraffe was named by an employee Toysrus became an instant classic. The iconic "I don't wanna grow up commercial " was created in 1983. Toysrus created a children's clothing store coined Kidsrus in the early 80s, this was discontinued in 2005. babies R us was another Toysrus brand selling infant products. The beginning of the end was when Toysrus was sold to bain capital in 2006. In fall of 2017 Toysrus filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy and announced several store closings. In March of 2018 it was announced that all US toysrus locations would close for good. Founder Charles Lazarus passed away in the same week as this announcement. On June 29th 2018 all remaining Toysrus stores closed forever. Enjoy these few post mortem photos of the Rochester MN store taken June 30th 2018



Sunday, 9 April 2017

Mall demolitions/closings

Valley view center Dallas demolished
Northwest mall Tx closed
Euclid square mall closed
Oak hollow mall closed

Retailer bankrupcies

Here is an incomplete list of retailers who have filed for bankruptcy in 2017

Radio shack
The limited
HH Greg
Vanity
rue 21
Gordmans
And a few I think will
Disappear within 2017
Sears
Maurices
Best buy






Saturday, 4 March 2017

New photos of Macys/Dayton's Minneapolis MN

Main floor
12th floor escalators
shoe repair in the basement
12th floor again
3rd floor elevator lobby
escalators near the Nicollet mall entrance
exterior
main floor looking toward JB hudson


westinghouse escalators on the 8th floor

5th floor

5th floor

5th floor

5th floor

5th floor

on the 5th floor (I have one of these signs)

4th floor

otis escalators

3rd floor

4th floor

































































R.I.P. Toys R Us

Toys R us is gone forever in the Us after 69 years in business. The chain was founded in 1948 by Charles Lazarus. The original namesake was...