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My Favorite Toy Store Locations in Elmhurst and Downers Grove Have Closed

Sudden closing has residents lamenting the loss of a "great place to shop."

My Favorite Toy Store in Elmhurst has closed. (Patch file photo)
My Favorite Toy Store in Elmhurst has closed. (Patch file photo)
Read the updated version of this story here.
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Social media is buzzing with the news that My Favorite Toy Store locations in Elmhurst and Downers Grove have closed. Patrons who call the store will hear the following message:

"Thank you for calling My Favorite Toy store. I'm sorry, but we are closed and will not re-open. I apologize for the short notice. I had no choice in the matter."

Residents are quite disappointed to hear the news. Elmhurst Patch has received emails and in-box messages on Facebook, and here are some of the comments on the Choose Elmhurst Small Business Facebook page:
  • Lynn Smith Casey: Wow my kids have gift cards there. 
  • Marianne Cielak Boyke: ugh!! Why do all the good businesses in Elmhurst close???
  • Patty Pistone Fritsch: That's a shame...they were a great place to shop local.
  • Simeren Silverstein: Does anyone know how to get in touch with Aaron that worked there? He was awesome and very accommodating, even running purchases out to my car when I didn't want to get my daughter out of her car seat. I'd love to just give him a big hug.
  • Kirsten Young Powers: Very sad- we shopped there all the time.
  • Laura Monaco Fischer: Ugh! I'm so upset. I purposely shop locally so things like this won't happen. Truly will miss this place!
Elmhurst Patch has left a message for the owners and will update this article if more information becomes available.

In other business news: Elmhurst Says Good-bye to Bakery, Hello to Book Store, Welcome Home to Magic Shop
Jim Court January 03, 2014 at 09:13 AM
Maybe the days of Bedford Falls is over.
CheKeroauc January 03, 2014 at 11:07 AM
The internet is killing these nitch businesses.
Mike Worrell January 03, 2014 at 12:27 PM
I'd never open a store selling anything you can buy on Amazon.com.
Jim Johston January 03, 2014 at 01:32 PM
This is really bad news for the Central Business District. The Plass space and now this leave huge gaping holes right in the middle of York Road.
mark johnson January 05, 2014 at 01:08 PM
They really need to lower the rent for this strip of land, what they envisioned was places like buffalo wild wings and chains like subway. I think we have enough of these types of restaurants and not enough unique stores like this, the life expectancy for these businesses are 4-6 years, pretty sad, i'm surprised the appliance store is still in business. Waiting for the olive oil store and the attached business to be next.

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