Toys R Us store in Rapid City among dozens being closed
RAPID CITY (AP) -- The Toys R Us store in Rapid City is among 180 being closed around the country, but the store in Sioux Falls will remain open. Toys R Us is being squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart. It will begin closing about ...
RAPID CITY (AP) - The Toys R Us store in Rapid City is among 180 being closed around the country, but the store in Sioux Falls will remain open.
Toys R Us is being squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart. It will begin closing about 20 percent of its U.S. stores starting in February.
The New Jersey-based company once dominated toy sales in the U.S. But it's hobbled by $5 billion in debt and filed for bankruptcy protection in September.
Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon said in a letter Wednesday that tough decisions are required to save Toys R Us.
Toys R Us, squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart, will close 180 stores, or about 20 percent of its U.S. locations, within months. Here's a list of the Toys R Us locations closing, by state and territory. Asterisks indicate multiple locations are shutting within a town or city.
Fort Smith, Little Rock
Mesa, (asterisk)Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson, Yuma
Brea, Brentwood, Corona, Emeryville, Fairfield, Folsom, Fresno, Indio, Industry, Pinole, Pittsburg, Riverside, (asterisk)San Diego, (asterisk)San Jose, San Rafael, Santa Ana, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Stockton, Torrance, Union City, Vista, West Corvina, Westminster, Yuba City
Manchester, Newington, North Haven, Waterbury
Altamonte Springs, Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Jacksonville, (asterisk)Kissimmee, Miami, Port St. Lucie, Royal Palm Beach, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Tampa
Albany, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Douglasville, Dunwoody, Fayetteville, Lithonia, Newnan
Clive, Des Moines
Burbank, Chicago, Highland Park, Matteson, Naperville, Niles, Schaumburg, Vernon Hills
(asterisk)Indianapolis, Michigan City
Overland Park, Wichita
Lexington, Simpsonville, St. Matthews
Bellingham, Dedham, Framingham, Holyoke, Millbury, Northborough
Bangor, South Portland
Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Muskegon Heights, Traverse City, Ypsilanti
Blaine, Minnetonka, Richfield, Woodbury
Cape Girardeau, Chesterfield, Columbia, Hazelwood
North Carolina: 3
New Hampshire: 1
New Jersey: 12
Bridgewater, Burlington, Cherry Hill, East Hanover, Eatontown, Elizabeth, Flanders, North Brunswick, Paramus, Philipsburg, Union, Wayne
New Mexico: 1
New York: 14
Amherst, Bohemia, Commack, Greece, Kingston, Latham, Massapequa, (asterisk)New York, Queensbury, Rochester, Westbury, Yonkers
Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Mentor
Norman, Oklahoma City
Dover, Erie, Exton, Horsham, Monaca, Monroeville, Pennsdale, Pittsburgh, Washington
Puerto Rico: 2
Rhode Island: 1
South Carolina: 2
Columbia, North Charleston
South Dakota: 1
Allen, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, Hurst, Irving, Lewisville, Robstown
Newport News, Woodbridge
Everett, Silverdale, Spokane