Fayette Toys ‘R’ Us to close

Fayette residents will have to grow up because, with the announcement of the impending closure of the Fayette Paviliion location, there will be no local home for Toys “R” Us kids.

As continued fallout from declaring bankruptcy in September, Toys “R” Us announced Tuesday they would be closing a fifth of their 880 U.S. Stores, and the Pavilion location in Fayetteville is among those 182 stores set to close. Some locations may be rebranded as Babies R Us (or co-branded with Toys “R” Us), but that will depend on lease and rent negotiations.

“The reinvention of our brands requires that we make tough decisions about our priorities and focus,” Toys “R” Us CEO Dave Brandon said in a message. “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.”

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