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Toys 'R' Us Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Toys R Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Toys R Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Photo Credit: Pinterest

Toys R Us, the retail giant that has locations throughout the Hudson Valley, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday.

Toys R Us officials said they don't have immediate plans to close any of the 1,600 stores, but plans could change during this period of reorganization, Newsweek reported.

The retailer has Hudson Valley locations in:

  • Jefferson Valley
  • Nanuet
  • Poughkeepsie
  • Wappingers Falls
  • White Plains
  • Yonkers

While all stores will remain operational, customers with gift cards should double check card balances and make sure gift cards will still be honored indefinitely. Shelly Hunter of recommends using gift cards from any company in financial trouble as soon as possible.

Toys R Us was purchased for $6.6 billion in 2005 by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Bain Capital and Vornado Realty Trust. Since that time the brick and mortar retailer has struggled to keep pace with online outlets like Amazon, Newsweek said.

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