Toys 'R' Us closing 180 stores, one on the North Shore

Toys 'R' Us closing 180 stores, one on the North Shore

SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - Following a declaration of bankruptcy in September, Toys 'R' Us plans to close as many as 182 outlets across the country in early 2018, according to a news article by CNN.

According to the retailer's lawyers, the stores are shutting down due to increased market competition and sales hurt by online shopping.

Court approval is needed for the closures, which CEO Dave Brandon says would begin in early February with most scheduled to be completed by mid-April 2018, according to the report.

The only store in Louisiana closing is in Slidell. 

The Slidell Toys R Us is located at 137 Northshore Blvd Northshore Blvd, Slidell, LA 70460.