Toys R Us Is Closing 180 Stores—See The Full List

Toys 'R' Us Files For Bankruptcy

Toys “R” Us is planning to shutter a fifth of its U.S. stores.

The troubled retailer, which declared bankruptcy in September, is looking to close down as many as 182 outlets across the country, according to a court filing late Tuesday.

Over nearly seven decades in business, Toys “R” Us has built up 1,600 stores around the world. About 880 of them are in the U.S.

The filing Tuesday by the company’s lawyers said the decision to shut so many stores was prompted by increased competition and a shift by customers toward online shopping.

The planned closures, which need court approval, are expected to begin early next month and be mostly completed by the end of April, Toys “R” Us CEO Dave Brandon said in a message to customers posted on the company’s website.

“The actions we are taking are necessary to give us the best chance to emerge from our bankruptcy proceedings as a more viable and competitive company,” he said.

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Several other stores will be converted into co-branded Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us outlets, Brandon added.

Toys “R” Us stores outside the U.S. are unaffected.

Melanie Teed-Murch, president of Toys “R” Us Canada, said in a statement that all 83 locations there would continue operating as usual.

The news comes after a brutal year for retailers in the U.S. in which store closings more than tripled from the previous year to nearly 7,000 closings, setting a record.There was also an increase in the number of store openings, as more successful retailers moved into vacated locations. But the year marked the first time since the Great Recession of 2009 that there was an absolute decrease in the number of U.S. stores, according to Fung Global Retail & Technology, a retail industry think tank.

Much of the problem in traditional brick-and-mortar stores was because of a shift by consumers to buying more goods online. Foot traffic in stores fell 8 percent last year, according to Fung.

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But the problems at Toys “R” Us predate the growth of online shopping. It suffered from fierce competition and lost market share to fellow big box retailers like Walmart and Target. It has lost nearly $2.5 billion since its last reported an annual profit five years ago, which has left it reeling under $5 billion in debt.

Unlike other retailers that have been steadily closing unprofitable locations, Toys “R” Us continued to add stores right up until recently. It had 1,691 company owned stores as of a year ago, up from 1,622 a year earlier. Still the store closings announcement was not a surprise. CEO Dave Brandon said in December that the company was studying the question of whether to close stores. The bankruptcy process makes it less costly for retailers to break leases on unprofitable locations.

The company’s same-store sales fell 4.4 percent in the quarter ended October, with its U.S. stores experiencing a sharper drop of 7 percent. The toy industry at large is also facing headwinds, with key manufacturers like Lego and Mattel struggling with declining sales.

Here’s the full list of Toys “R” Us locations slated to close:

Alabama

2600 McFarland Blvd. East, Tuscaloosa

335 Summit Blvd., Birmingham

Arizona

801 W. 32nd Street, Yuma

12801 North Tatum Blvd., Paradise Valley

9139 Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale

4619 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson

7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale

US 60 and Signal Butte Rd., Mesa

Arkansas

2616 S. Shackleford Rd., Little Rock

California

42500 Jackson St., Indio

1189 Simi Town Ctr. Way, Simi Valley

26573 Carl Boyer Dr., Santa Clarita

960 Lakes Dr., Covina

1600 S. Azusa Ave., Puente Hills

2575 E. Imperial Highway, Brea

530 Westminster Mall, Westminster

20120 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance

2550 Canyon Springs Pkwy S., Riverside

700 “A” Onstott Rd., Yuba City

2785 E. Bidwell St., Folsom

1330 Fitzgerald, Pinole

4505 Century Blvd., Pittsburg

600 Francisco Blvd., San Rafael

5461 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood

1400 Gateway Blvd., Fairfield

3938 Horton, Emeryville

2179 Monterey Hwy., E. San Jose

865 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose/Almade

3520 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno

31250 Court House Dr., Union City

10640 Trinity Pkwy., Stockton

3900 Bristol Street, Santa Ana

3665 Grand Oaks, Corona

1240 W. Morena Blvd., Mission Bay

8181 Mira Mesa Blvd., Mira Mesa

1990 University Drive, Vista

Colorado

1150 S. Ironton, Aurora

Connecticut

376 North Universal Drive, North Haven

275 Union St., Waterbury

3491 Berlin Turnpike, Newington

169 Hale Road, Manchester

Florida

1625 Apalachee Pkwy., Tallahassee

1900 Tyrone Blvd., St. Petersburg

3908 West Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa

6001 Argyle Forest Blvd., Orange Park

Spring 708 West State Rd. 436, Altamonte

21697 State Road #7, Boca Raton

10732 SW Village Pkwy., Port St. Lucie

450 South SR 7, Royal Palm Beach

2601 W.Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee

6001 West Sample Road, Coral Springs

3214 N John Young Pkwy., Kissimmee

Georgia

2601 Dawson Rd., Albany

2955 Cobb Parkway, Smyrna

6380 No. Point Parkway, Alpharetta

1155 Mt. Vernon Hwy., Dunwoody

6875 Douglas Boulevard, Douglasville

8160 Mall Parkway, Conyers

221 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan

132 Pavilion Parkway, Fayetteville

Indiana

3928 E 82nd Street, Indianapolis

8800 US 31 South, Greenwood

Iowa

1211 E. Army Post Rd., S. Des Moines

8801 University Ave., Des Moines

Illinois

1610 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park

16 East Golf Rd., Schaumburg

295 Center Drive, Vernon Hills

5001 Lincoln Highway, Matteson

6420 W. Fullerton, Bricktown

7750 South Cicero Avenue, Burbank

5660 Touhy Avenue, Niles

Kansas

4646 W. Kellogg, Wichita

8500 W 135th Street, Overland Park

Kentucky

4900 Shelbyville Rd., St. Mathews

1155 Buck Creek Rd., Simpsonville

1965 Star Shoot Parkway, Lexington

Louisiana

137 Northshore Blvd., Slidell

Maine

6 Bangor Mall Blvd., Bangor

200 Running Hill Road, Portland

Maryland

8401 Mike Shapiro Drive, Clinton

Massachusetts

302 Providence, Dedham

70 Worcester Providence Tpk/Rt. 146, Millbury

50 Holyoke Street, Holyoke

217 Hartford Ave., Bellingham

6110 Shops Way, Northborough

Shoppers World Plaza, 1 Worcester Road, Framingham

Michigan

5363 Harvey Street, Muskegon

2620 Crossing Circle, Traverse City

5900 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing

4923 28th Street South East, Grand Rapids

3725 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor

3725 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor

Minnesota

14100 Wayzata Blvd., Minnetonka

170 89th Ave., Blaine MN

8236 Tamarack Village, Woodbury

900 West 78th Street South, Richfield

Mississippi

1003 Bonita Lakes Circle, Meridian

200 Bass Pro Dr., Pearl

Missouri

1901 Bernadette, Columbia

201 Silver Springs Rd., Cape Girardeau

5590 St. Louis Mills Blvd., Bridgeton

220 THF Blvd., Chesterfield

Nebraska

3505 S. 140th Plaza, Omaha

Nevada

2150 North Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas

7020 Arroyo Crossing Parkway, Spring Valley

New Mexico

45 Hotel Circle, Albuquerque

North Carolina

801 Fairview Road, Asheville

7001 Fayetteville Road, Durham

3300 Westgate Drive, Durham

New Hampshire

29 Gusabel Avenue, Nashua

New Jersey

1280 Rt. 22 & St. James Ave., Phillipsburg

137 Route 35, Eatontown

100 Promenade Blvd., Bridgewater

2700 Route 22 East., Union

909 US Hwy 1 South., North Brunswick

Rt. 541 & Cadillac Road, Burlington

2135 Route 38, Cherry Hill

7 Wayne Hills Mall, Wayne

545 Route 17 South, Paramus

98 Route 10 West., East Hanover

Kids World 900 Center Drive, Elizabeth

50 International Drive South, Mt. Olive

New York

139-19 20th Ave., College Point

24-30 Union Square E, Union Square

5181 Sunrise Hwy., Sayville

5214 Sunrise Hwy., Massapequa

2335 Marketplace Drive, Henrietta

1569 Niagara Falls Blvd., Buffalo

401 Frank Sottile Boulevard, Kingston

708 Upper Glen St., Glens Falls

221 Wade Road Extension, Latham

2700 Central Park Ave., Yonkers

66 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village

1350 Corporate Drive, Westbury

108 Veterans Memorial Highway, Commack

461 Lycoming Mall Cir, Williamsport

1530 Ridge Rd. West, Greece

Ohio

6251 Glenway Ave., Western Hills

2661 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd., Dayton

7841 Mentor Ave., Mentor

3610 West Dublin-Granville Rd., Dublin

Oklahoma

1119 SE 66th St., Oklahoma City

5609-E Rogers Ave., Fort Smith

560 Ed Noble Pkwy., Norman

Pennsylvania

1061 N. Dupont Highway, Dover

100 Welsh Road, Horsham

6680 Peach St., Erie

3700 William Penn Highway, Monroeville

104 Bartlett Ave., Exton

2003 Cheryl Dr., Ross Park Mall

301 Oakspring Road, Washington

18/Valley View Dr., Beaver Valley Route

Rhode Island

300 Quaker Lane, Warwick

South Carolina

254 Harbison Boulevard, Columbia

South Dakota

450 E. Disk Drive, Rapid City

Tennessee

7676 Polo Ground Blvd., Memphis

5731 Nolensville Rd., Nashville

Texas

801 Mesa Hills Dr., West El Paso

9730 Katy Freeway, Katy

170 E. Stacy Road, Allen

7730 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving

420 E. Round Grove Rd., Lewisville

13710 Dallas Parkway, Dallas Galleria

1309 W. Pipeline Rd., Hurst

5800 Overton Ridge Blvd., Hulen

Utah

4042 Riverdale Rd., Ogden

1122 Fort Union Boulevard, Midvale

Virginia

14173 Crossing Place, Potomac Mills

12153 Jefferson Ave., Newport News

Washington

3567 N.W. Randall Way, Silverdale

1325A S.E. Everett Mall Parkway, Everett

6104 N. Division Street, Spokane

Wisconsin

18550 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield

2161 Zeier Road, Madison

Story by Rishi Iyengar for CNN. CNNMoney’s Chris Isidore contributed to this report.

Additional reporting by Don’t Waste Your Money staff.

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