Okay kids and adults, it's time to say a loving farewell to Geoffrey the Giraffe
Barring a miracle "white knight", the Toys R Us store on Route 132 in Hyannis will soon close its doors. The parent company's bankruptcy court filings indicate that liquidation sales could begin immediately with a final wind-down date of July 31st.
The iconic chain has 735 stores in the US and 33,000 employees.
There has been a toy store at the Festival plaza in Hyannis ever since it was built in the late 1980's. Formerly the site of the Hyannis Drive-In, the Festival opened with a Child World store. Toys R Us replaced them when Child World liquidated in 1992. There are many parents today visiting the store with their kids who were themselves "Toys R Us Kids" of the 80's and 90's.
The chain also operates a Babies R Us store next to the Hyannis Toys R Us.
We will miss this iconic toy emporium, now rendered obsolete by online retailers and big box stores like Target and Walmart.
Reminisce and enjoy the collection of classic Toys R Us commercials below.