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Midlothian Toys R Us distribution plant to close


After more than 70 years in business, the country will soon lose one of its most iconic brands, Toys R Us. The major retailer announced it would it close its doors and, leaving an economic void. One of the larger Toys R Us distribution centers — an 800,000-square foot facility opened in June 2001 on more than 90 acres — is located in Midlothian at 3800 Railport Parkway. The facility served a six-state area that included Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. The retailer officially stated plans to liquidate the inventory in all of 735 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Store closing sales have already begun. Midlothian Economic Development President and CEO Larry Barnett stated Toys R Us had been a longtime corporate resident in the city. Barnett said he is disappointed to hear Midlothian will lose one of its longstanding existing industries in the next 60 days. Barnett added that these conversations and notices with and by the company regarding assistance from Workforce Solutions and “have already begun.and will continue to monitor the situation and prepare accordingly.” Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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