Amherst Babies R Us among 180 closing stores

Jan 24, 2018

Toys R Us is planning to close about 180 stores across the country, including 1 in the Buffalo area, in a bid to restructure the company and emerge from bankruptcy protection.

Among the stores on the list is the Babies R Us located at 1569 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Amherst.

The closures still need court approval, but management is planning to shut those locations beginning in early February and running through mid-April.

Hobbled by $5 billion in debt, the company that once dominated toy sales in the U.S. filed for bankruptcy protection in September.

Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon said in a letter Wednesday that tough decisions are required to save Toys R Us. He said there will be deep discounts at those locations that are closing.