In Time for Holidays, Toys R Us Returns in New Jersey on Wednesday

What to Know

  • A Toys R Us store is reopening on Wednesday in Paramus, New Jersey
  • The new retail store will welcomed shoppers at Westfield Garden State Plaza after a ribbon-cutting ceremony
  • Its grand opening will be on Saturday with in-store events and giveaways, according to NJ.com

If you're planning to do some holiday shopping and don't want to do it online, you're in luck because Toys R Us has reopened in New Jersey.

After the Garden State-based company liquidated all of its stores across the country last year, Toys R Us came back to life under a new name: Tru Kids. The new retail store welcomed shoppers at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning. 

The newly reamigined store is a fraction of the size of the ones we were used to -- but the the grand opening could barely hold the crush of grateful kids, and older individuals, who were thrilled to see it back.

Tru Kids is run by several former Toys R Us executives and its headquarters in Parsippanny is just a 20 minute drive from Toys R Us' former HQ in Wayne, New Jersey, CNBC reported.

Toys R Us filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in 2017 and pledged to stay open, but had poor sales during the critical holiday season as customers and vendors shied away.

The North Jersey store's opening on Wednesday is a soft opening ahead of Thanksgiving, NJ.com reported. Its grand opening will be on Saturday with in-store events and giveaways, according to the report.

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