The Toys “R” Us store near the former Northridge Mall site, one of the few remaining big box stores along the Brown Deer Road retail corridor in Milwaukee, will close at the end of April.
A store manager confirmed the closure but would not provide additional details. One source said the store's 30 staff members had been offered jobs at other Toys “R” Us locations. The toy store chain has Milwaukee-area locations at 3900 S. 27th St., 5300 S. 76th St., Greendale and Brookfield.
"We've enjoyed serving the Milwaukee community for many years," said Charles Ferrer, a Toys "R" Us spokesman. "We are working diligently to place as many full- and part-time employees as possible from the North Milwaukee store at our other locations in the area."
The 172,380-square-foot store at 8825 N. 76th St. will be added to a long list of stores along Brown Deer Road that have been shuttered since Northridge Mall closed in 2003.
Since 2003, Best Buy, Lowe’s, Walgreens, Stein’s Gardens and Gifts, Circuit City and Stein Mart have closed their stores along Brown Deer Road between North 60th and 91st Streets.
Walmart closed its store at 8700 N. Servite Drive in the corridor in 2012, but then purchased the vacant Lowe’s store at 6300 W. Brown Deer Road and built a Walmart Supercenter store that includes a grocery department. That store opened in 2014.
Target Corp. closed its Northridge store at 8501 W. Brown Deer Road on Jan. 30, 2016.
Menomonee Falls-based Kohl’s Corp. said last month it would close its store at 9060 N. Green Bay Road, Brown Deer on June 19.