Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Toys R Us in Pearl closing

Toys R Us announced today it will close 180 stores nationwide.  The East County Line Road store escaped the ax but the Pearl location was not so lucky. 

37 comments:

PittPanther said...

Bet you guys didn't see that coming! The Jackson store survived, while the suburban store is shuttered. Jackson gets a win!

Anonymous said...


It won't be long before the announcement comes out regarding the County Line Road location.

I call it the Metro Express Exit Train...like I said before, Northpark will look like The Metro Center in 5 years. First, it was the Jackson Mall then the Metro Center and now Northpark area.
In 10 to 15 years it will be the Renaissance. There is no way to stop this downfall.

Anonymous said...

Slightly unrelated, but a few weeks before Christmas I popped into the ToysRUs on County Line to get some gifts for my son. When I went through the checkout, my total seemed higher than what I'd calculated while shopping, but there was a long line behind me, so I paid and then looked at my receipt before leaving the store. I'd been upcharged $33 for I don't know what. I walked over to Customer Service and let the manager know. Wow, she acted as if I'd just spit in her cheerios - like how dare I ruin her night by pointing out that her cashier had just put over thirty dollars in mystery charges on my purchase, and would not explain what the charge was for or how it got there. Terrible experience and will not shop there again.

Tom Head said...

Glad to hear Jackson won. It was all about diversity with Madison doesn't have. You people in Madison will be moving back to Jackson soon. mock my words.

Anonymous said...

Toys R Us is looking at the new Welch Farms strip mall phase 2 off of Main St in Madison

Anonymous said...

There is/was a Toys R Us in Pearl? Since when?

Anonymous said...

@12:48. Mock my words - where to begin?

Anonymous said...

I'm assuming it's the one in the outlet mall...

Anonymous said...

What will PP say when they close down the neighboring Academy Sports after the new one in Madison is completed and opened?

Anonymous said...

and the renaissance is metro mall in 20 years. what's the difference?

Anonymous said...

It's the small one in the outlet mall, I'm assuming. Not sure how it remained open this long. I've only been in it a couple of times but it was basically a clearance store with mostly unpopular junk. That being said, good to see Jackson finally "win" one. This could be the game changer everyone has been waiting for.

Anonymous said...

Toys r US filed for bankruptcy in September so it's just a matter of time before the whole shebang is closed. They've been struggling for years. Nothing to do with Jackson or the burbs.

Anonymous said...

Pretty pathetic that the people on here think that Jackson's store hanging on by it's fingernails is somehow "WINNING". Your idea of winning and mine are obviously quite different. I'm sure they'll be the first ones to post about how Jackson "lost" when Toys-R-Us moves.
And Hom Tead, if you'd ever take your ass out of funky Fondren or Bellicose Belhaven, you might realize that Madison is, actually, quite diverse.

Kingfish said...

The East County Line Road store is pretty nasty and has been for some time.

JJ Lifestyle Columnist said...

I got a Ken Griffey Jr. SNES game from that location in the 90's. Good old fashioned clean fun, not like these games today where you earn bonus points for shooting a hooker in the face.

Anonymous said...

The full article stated that there are 183 stores that are within 15 miles of another location, and that these are expected to make up a majority of the closings.

Anonymous said...

KF, I've shopped the East CL store every year at Christmas for grandkid presents. Haven't seen anything nasty in it; but that begs the question. Just what Leggo, or Barbie, set have you been looking for while in there to evaluate it?

noel said...

That's 'cause Rankin County don't play!

Anonymous said...

The owners of Northpark are putting millions into it. It isn't going to "look like Metro Center in 5 years."

Anonymous said...

Noel! You WIN the comment section!

Anonymous said...

Who needs Amazon's second HQ? We held on to a damn Toys R' Us for another year until the company goes out of business!

Jacktown layin' the smack down!

Anonymous said...

Bought a bicycle there for a Christmas present for my son. Piece of Junk. Never purchased another thing from

Toys R Us

Anonymous said...

They sell plenty of cheap toys. And plenty of higher cost ones. If you bought the cheap bike, you got a piece of junk. Maybe now you will understand its not the store, its the purchaser - you get what you pay for.

By the way, you could go down the street to the Bike Rack and pay ten times as much, and get a really high quality. Obviously, you wanted a Cadillac on your Volkswagen budget.

Anonymous said...

North park looks like metro now. Where else would you go for screen printing, incense, or phone repair.

North park is a dump. Good thing they ban guns there.

Charlene Darling said...

GOT all my Christmas presents at Goodwill. They have gently used Toys for $1.00, $ 2.00 or $ 3.00. Can't beat the price. They employ people a retail store wouldn't give a second look at.
The one in ridgeland has a sweet lady in a wheelchair who is completely paralysis who job it is to say "Welcome to Goodwill". I'm talking about real people here.

Anonymous said...

Good thing the legislature passed tax breaks for shopping centers in Pearl and Ridgeland. That will save us from our doom.

Wait....

Anonymous said...

The world laughs while Jackson and ex-Jackson continue these arguments.

Anonymous said...

There's a Rose's on McDowell if you want a good bike at a good price 4:37

Anonymous said...

One day last week I was shopping at Academy Sports with my grandson. When we left he wanted to walk over to Toys-R-Us. As we were headed that way I commented to him how run down the outside of the building is. The paint is faded and peeling. I don't think it has been re-painted since it was built. The inside is almost as bad. Navigating the aisles was similar to running an obstacle course. What was on the floor wouldn't half fill the shelves. Sad to see it so run down.

Messick said...

Toys'R'Us won't be around much longer. The model is dead. The same goes for enclosed shopping malls.
Particularly in the South, they're just a magnet for problems.


I can't say the same about JJ trolls, as they don't appear to be headed towards extinction any time soon.

Anonymous said...

Since when is it cute to say 'East County Line Road'? Are there any stores on 'West County Line'? Well, other than a handful of convenience stores?

I remember when Toys R Us out on WEST Highway 80 in Jacktown was THE place to go for toys. But that was thirty five years ago.

Anonymous said...

It has been cute to say East County Line Road since it was built as that is the actual street name.

Anonymous said...

You more aptly fit the troll definition Messick.

Anonymous said...

The best thing that could happen to the Northpark Mall is to shut down the movie theater near it. Kids go to the movie there and then flock over to the mall, where they shoplift. The biggest roadblock to enticing good retailers to open up in the Mall is the out of control shoplifting.

Toys R Us is a destination store... a niche business. It should be operated like one. It can thrive on CL Road, because of this. The problem with TRU is their prices are higher than Walmart, which is easier to get to. Even though they are in bankruptcy, I don't think TRU is on the way out. They need better management at the corporate level.

Anonymous said...

It's funny which blog posts generate the most posts. So many experts on the most unpredictable topics.

Alvin N Maude said...

(Alvin) "Let's go out to West County Line Road and do some shopping."

(Maude) "What the hell is WEST County Line Road?"

(Alvin) "Out yonder past Tougaloo where they ain't no stores."

(Maude) "Then how we gonna shop where they ain't no stores?"

(Alvin) "OK, let's go shopping on EAST County Line Road."

(Maude) "OK, they got Toys R Us and Academy."

Anonymous said...

There's a Target on Frontage Rd, but to get there from the interstate you need to turn left on WEST County Line Rd. East County Line and West County Line are separated by I-55. It's not rocket science people.

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