Babies R Us and Toys R Us recently announced that “a number” of stores will be closing this spring. The current number of stores slated to close their doors in 2018 is 182.
Dave Brandon, Chairman and CEO since 2015, explained, “The actions we are taking are necessary to give us the best chance to emerge from our bankruptcy proceedings as a more viable and competitive company that will provide the level of service and experience you should expect from a market leader.”
The only Tucson “R Us” store that is currently slated to close is the Babies R Us that is located at 4619 N.Oracle Road (near Chick-fil-A and across the street from Tucson Mall). Sales + deep discounts at this store will likely begin in February with a closure scheduled for April. These dates are subject to change.
The three remaining R Us stores in Tucson will remain open:
- Toys R Us at 5355 E. Broadway
- Babies R Us at 5355 E. Broadway
- Toys R Us at 4525 N. Oracle Rd
The brand hopes to continue to entice shoppers with their Price Match Promise (FYI – it’s pretty great!), an improved loyalty program, and more personalized communications.