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Toys "R" Us Stores across the US from 1957 to 2020

29 June, 2020

At their peak, Toys "R" Us had over 1,000 locations in the United States which included Kids R Us, Babies R Us and Imaginarium stores. Today they have only two locations left which both operate under the Tru Kids brand.

2 Stores in June of 2020
Two stores as of June 2020 (branded as Tru Kids)

Sources
A complete list of United States store addresses along with their lease information, retail square footage, phone numbers, and store ID numbers was made available at the time of their bankruptcy.

A .pdf of the complete 139 page bankruptcy filing is available here. See Exhibit A for the list of stores.

The addresses of the first 182 store locations was originally posted on the Toys R Us website. It is now only available through the Wayback machine

The second and final phase began at the end of March 2018 and involved liquidating all remaining stores. The addresses of all remaining store locations and details of the company’s liquidation was made available through the bankruptcy court filings, linked above. Stores were closed permanently as soon as they had finished liquidating their inventory. The order of the closures was based on each store’s gross square footage. It was assumed that the larger locations would have taken longer to liquidate. The last of the stores were officially closed to customers on June 29 2018.

The per-state store numbers were obtained from archive copies of Toys R Us Inc's annual 10-K filings with the SEC from 1996 to 2017. The numbers before 1996 were collected from various business news articles that covered the history of the company. There was a high volume of relevant business news articles in 2017 and 2018 during the Toys R Us bankruptcy.

You missed Wyoming?
One Toys R Us location supposedly existed in Cheyenne, WY at the Frontier Mall at 1400 Dell Range Blvd. However I can’t confirm that this location was ever opened. According to this post, a user reported in 2014, that it didn’t exist. There was no mention of Toys R Us on the Frontier Mall online directory on the Wayback machine. There were no Wyoming locations mentioned in any of the company reports, therefore Toys R Us Wyoming was deliberately excluded from the data.