RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – As Toys “R” Us stores across the country prepare to close for good Friday night, an employee at the Raleigh location confirmed they would not be open on the final day of business.
The staff member said that’s because an anonymous person purchased $1 million worth of the remaining toys at the Triangle Town Center location to donate to local children.
The staff will spend the last day boxing up the few toys left to put on a truck.
Friday marks the end of an era as Toys “R” Us, one of the largest toy retailers in the country, closes its doors for the final time.
The retailer is going out of business across the Triangle and the nation. All 700 stores will shut down, including all locations in central North Carolina.
The stores started liquidation back in March with 30 percent off sales. Many stores are now offering 80 percent off, or more, on the last day of business.
The 70-year-old company filed for bankruptcy back in late 2017 and since then the company hasn’t been able to turn itself around financially.
The only Toys “R” Us that opened at 10 a.m. today in the area is the Fayetteville location. Both the Raleigh and Cary locations won’t be opening Friday, according to an employee at the Raleigh location. The Fayetteville store will close for good at 9 p.m.
Thousands of workers across the United States will be out of a job after the stores close today.