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Huntington Station Toys 'R' Us Closing

Manager says store to begin liquidation the day after Christmas.

For many, shopping at the Toys 'R' Us store in Huntington Station has been part of the holiday agenda for decades — but it all ends Monday.

Store officials confirmed to Patch that the retail giant is moving out.

"We are closing, that is correct," said Rob, a store manager who did not disclose his last name. "We are starting liquidation Monday. When we close? We will not know the exact date on that."

According to one source, the store is being forced to close Jan. 25 due to the inability to reach an agreement with the present landlord. The manager at the store could not confirm the report.

"I can refer you to media relations and they can give you that information," said Rob.

Located at 350 Route 110 in Huntington Station, the toy store has been a fixture in the community for many years.

"Toys R Us has been in this community for approximately 30 years," said one regular customer in an e-mail to Patch. "Many families are now second-generation Toys 'R' Us kids and will certainly miss the events and the shopping experience that Toys 'R' Us strives to provide for our community." 

It is the latest in a recent string of .

Lowe's announced Oct. 17 that is pulling out of a deal to build a 103,000-square-foot home-improvement store and a 26,500-square foot garden center for the vast site formerly occupied by the iconic  in Huntington Station, which closed in 2007. 

Kirstin January 29, 2012 at 03:51 PM
FYI---Today is Penzey's (the spice store in the same area) day...they will be relocating to Carle Place on Glen Cove Road. I agree with dg; the Town of Huntington needs to wake up and do something to keep a variety of stores in our area that are accessible and affordable for all who live in the community. I know that Toys R Us added many jobs to our community each and every holiday season as well as providing employment for our highschoolers. I have heard that the Toys R Us location may become a Nordstrom Rack...just what we really need another clothing store...aren't there enough of those in the mall???!!! Frank Petrone you need to wake up and realize what is happening to the Town of Huntington!!! Look at Jericho Turnpike---car dealership after car dealership along with service businesses that cater to them (car parts stores, tire stores, car washes etc.). Is this really what you want for the Town of Huntington and in particular, Huntington Station???!!!
Robert W January 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM
If you think Frank Petrone cares about Huntington Station you are sadly mistaken! Actually none of the town board live in the station so none of them care. They all claim to care about whats going on but their actions speak MUCH LOUDER than their words!
carole January 30, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Try sending your councilpeople an email or calling their office...do not hold your breath waiting for them to call you back or respond. Valid point about the spice store leaving as well...what's the deal?!
Big_E January 30, 2012 at 11:24 AM
@Robert: "Actually none of the town board live in the station so none of them care" is exactly why I supported council districts when we had that vote, and why I STILL support them. Hunt Sta has no representation.
mike nolan May 04, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Sí, necesitamos más restaurantes mexicanos y mexicanas las tiendas de habla hispana en el área .. Hay tiendas no es suficiente latinos, todo el mundo sabe que apoyamos a toda la comunidad de Huntington ..! ;) Visita: http://Bearishly.com

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