Toys R Us Is Back in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Since I heard about Toys R Us making a comeback this holiday season, I can’t help but feel nostalgic.

I grew up a Toys R Us kid. No, really! My mom worked at Toys R Us for 29 years and I grew up in that place. My favorite day of the year was “Take Your Daughter to Work Day” when I got to go in with her around 10 p.m. (since she worked midnights). I would work (and play) the whole night and afterwards, I got to pick out a new Barbie doll. It was awesome!

My son, Jordan, never got to experience the joy of Toys R Us, like many of your kids. When the store closed in 2018, Jordan was only two years old and he doesn’t remember the thrill of it. This is why I am so excited to show him the new shop at Macy’s this holiday season.

This year, Macy’s announced that it would offer Toys R Us in-store shops in their stores. Macy’s opened 14 Michigan locations. The locations in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor include:

  • Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor
  • Fairlane Town Center, Dearborn
  • Twelve Oaks Mall, Novi
  • Lakeside Mall, Sterling Heights
  • Southland Center, Taylor
  • Somerset Collection, Troy
  • Oakland Mall, Troy

The stores range from 1,000-10,000 square feet. Every store has demonstration tables so kids can interact with toys, just as they used to at the previous store. There are also photo opportunities with a life-size Geoffrey, the store’s mascot, who’s sitting on a bench.

Be sure to take your kids and share your Toys R Us experiences with them by using our community hashtag #MPMoment on Instagram.


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