Here's a list of Toys R Us, Babies R Us stores closing in Michigan
NEW YORK (AP) - Toys R Us's management has told its employees that it will sell or close all of its U.S. stores.
That's according to a toy industry analyst who spoke to several employees who were on the call Wednesday.
Jim Silver, a toy industry expert, says Toys R Us's CEO told employees the plan is to liquidate all of its U.S. stores and after that, it could do a deal with its Canadian operation to run some of its U.S. stores.
The company declined to comment.
The chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last fall, saddled with debt that hurt its attempts to compete.
It pledged then to stay open but had weak sales during the critical holiday season. In January it announced plans to close about 180 stores.
Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us gift cards along with Rewards Dollars and Endless Earnings will continue to be honored for the next 30 days. Baby registries are still operating and will continue to operate for the next several weeks.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says concerned customers can visit the Better Business Bureau’s report on Toys "R" Us where updates will be posted as more information becomes available.
“Any sudden closure or bankruptcy of a retailer comes as a surprise,” said Schuette. “Employees and consumers are left with many unanswered questions, frustration, and fear. Working through the fear by reading consumer alerts and being aware of the situation is key to limiting financial loss and protecting personal information.”
Here is a list of Toys R Us stores, including outlets and express stores closing in Michigan:
- 4526 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills
- 12150 S Beyer Road, Birch Run
- 350 84th Street SW, Byron Center
- 3250 So. Linden, Flint
- 4235 24th Ave., Fort Gratiot
- 1038 Jackson Crossing, Jackson
- 29150 W. Seven Mile Road, Livonia
- 43460 West Oaks Drive, Novi
- 1705 W. Newmand Road, Okemos
- 220 North Telegraph Road, Pontiac
- 6207 So. Westnedge Ave., Portage
- 32070 Gratiot, Roseville
- 2800 Tittabawassee Road, Saginaw
- 14333 Eureka Road, Southgate
- 13801 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights
- 3130 Alpine Road N.W., Walker
- 34800 Warren Road, Westland
- 'Side by Side' location:
- 3445-28th St. SE, Grand Rapids
Babies R Us:
- G-3274 South Linden Road, Flint
- 32700 John R. Road, Madison Heights
- 20111 Haggerty Road, Northville
- 4936 Baldwin Road, Orion Township
- 5890 S. Westnedge Ave, Portage
- 32471 Gratiot Avenue, Roseville
- 3321 Tittabawassee Road, Saginaw
- 12050 Hall Road, Sterling Heights
- 14544 Racho Road, Taylor
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