Amarillo store survives Toys "R" Us closure plans
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By Karen Welch — Senior Content Producer
Toys "R" Us has released a list of 180 stores the company will close as it continues its way through bankruptcy proceedings.Amarillo's side-by-side Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us store is not among thosescheduled to close in the next few months.
The list includes stand-alone Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us locations as well as side-by-side and outlet stores.
In Texas, the closures will include stores in West El Paso, Katy, Allen, Irving, Lewisville, the Dallas Galleria, Hurst and Hulen.
A letter to customers from David A. Brandon, chairman and CEO of Toys "R" Us Inc., said liquidation sales whould begin in early February, with doors closing in mid-April.
The changes are part of a Toys "R" Us Chapter 11 bankrtupcy reorganization plan.
Karen Welch is a senior content producer for Panhandle PBS. She can be contacted at Karen.Welch@actx.edu, at @KWelch806 on Twitter and on Facebook. Subscribe to the Panhandle PBS BizHere podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud to hear more business news and interviews.