Some of metro Detroit’s much-loved family and independent toy stores will celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day, which changed a little bit this year. It will be celebrated the whole month of November instead.
Hosted by the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, this annual event aims to introduce families to the joys – and hometown economic boost – of shopping at local toy stores and supporting local businesses.
Here are three local participating independent toy shops that are offering deals, special activities or are listed participants this year. Be sure to call the stores for full details.
Funky Monkey Toys
- Address: 5 N. Washington St., Oxford
Plan on having a great time at this shop on Nov. 19 because they’ve got all kinds of fun planned. There are free crafts, a huge free-toy raffle, free gift with purchase and more.
- Address: 407 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor
This year, Neighborhood Toy Store Day coincides with the Kerrytown Shops Open House on Sunday, Nov. 13. They will be having a storewide 15% off sale, which excludes Lego.
Toy Box of Michigan
- Address: 13305 Hall Road, Utica
The event will take place on Nov. 19 and will feature game demos, balloons and fun with Tootsee the clown and much more. There will also be 15% off DIY art kits and supplies.
Do you know of any more shops participating in Neighborhood Toy Store Day? Tell us about them in the comments.
This post was originally published in 2011 and is updated regularly.