Goodbye KB Toys

kblogo KB Toys has announced today that they are filing for chapter 11 and plan to liquidate everything:

“The move was the result of a “sudden and sharp decline in consumer sales due to macro-economic concerns,” according to KB Toys vice president and comptroller Raymond Borst in the company’s filing. In particular, he pointed to a nearly 20 percent drop in same-store sales between Oct. 5, 2008, and Dec. 8, 2008. In the previous eight months of its fiscal year, same-store sales had been up 0.36 percent.”

I have many fond memories of going to KB as a kid. I haven’t really bought much there recently since their prices were always a few dollars more. I’ll have to go to the one in St. George one more time when we are there for Christmas. That leaves St. George without a dedicated Toy Store. I always thought Toys R Us would have been a good choice in the old Wal-Mart building before Dillards took it over at the Red Cliffs Mall.

1 thought on “Goodbye KB Toys

  1. Tear. Good old Red Cliffs Mall. I have had many adventures there. If you were quick and limber (which I wasn’t) you could get to the mall in thirty seconds from Middleton. 🙂 I-15 doesn’t stand in the way of young boys… I hate to see it die a slow painful death and turn into an eventual ghost town. Sad.

    Thanks for the post!

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