Within the last two years, ALL the toy stores in downtown Chicago have closed.
* Toys R Us on State Street (Summer 2003?)
* FAO Schwartz on Michigan Ave (January 2003)
* KB Toys in Merchandise Mart (January 2004)
Where am I gonna buy my toys? We need a “toys in downtown chicago” movement!
Or maybe i should just start selling toys at my desk at work. Here it is:
New toy store opens in Tribune Tower on 14th floor.
January 29, 2004
With the all the toy stores now closed in the downtown Chicago area, Matt Maldre Tribune employee has decided to fill the void. While standing on his desk clutching a finger rocket and whirly ball, Maldre exclaims, “People downtown NEED to purchase toys. The Tribune 14th floor toy store will fill that empty void and bring joy back to Chicago for everyone!”