43 Stores That Have Closed & You Will Never Be Able To Shop At Again
If it seems like the ’90s were a golden time for toy stores, you just might be right. The early part of the decade saw the introduction of yet another chain focused on selling educational toys: Zany Brainy. The chain was an offshoot of FAO Schwarz. Zany Brainy sold puzzles, books, and electronics for kids, mostly geared toward elementary- and middle school-age kids. For a time, they were quite popular, especially with daily events like concerts and author appearances. But eventually, financial difficulties set in. The chain lasted for ten years, filing for bankruptcy in 2001 and closing their remaining stores.