I remember going to Toys"R"Us in Lufkin when I was a little kid. It was a big deal, because they had every toy that a kid could ever want. They had video games, Legos, remote control cars, and every thing else you could imagine. It was awesome!

Then, it closed down. It just went away. Then, just a few years ago, ALL of the Toys"R"Us stores closed down. It was pretty rough news, not just for kids, but for parents of kids, and "kids-at-heart" as well.

However, according to a press release from yesterday, that all seems to be turning around, with a couple of Toys"R"Us stores opening back up in the U.S. One of them is right here in Texas!

From the Toys"R"Us website:

Tru Kids Brands TM (“Tru Kids”), the proud parent of the Toys“R”Us® brand will bring Toys“R”Usstores back to the United States this holiday season. Tru Kids and b8ta, the software-powered experiential retailer have entered into a joint venture to launch a new store experience that will deliver the hottest toy products and brands, carefully curated and showcased in highly immersive smaller-format spaces.

 

The first two new Toys“R”Us stores will open this holiday season, located in The Galleria in Houston, Texas, a Simon Mall, and in Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey. Brand partners and experiences will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

I don't know about you, but that's a pretty big deal in my mind. My question now is, will there be any stores coming to Deep East Texas? Will they come back to Lufkin? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!