Toys R Us could be making a comeback after closing all of its stores in California and across the country, according to several reports.
The retailer filed court papers this week that cancelled a bankruptcy auction with the goal of creating “a newly-established, independent U.S. business, including, without limitation, expected expansion of employment.
The company felt that its bids in the auction were insufficient and “were not reasonably likely to yield a superior alternative,” according to records filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for The Eastern District of Virginia.
The move comes months after thousands of Toys R Us workers lost their jobs when stores throughout California and the United States finally closed after a year-long battle to keep them open.
The New Jersey-based Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy in September amid slumping sales and mounting debt, which grew to about $5 billion. The once-popular chain faced increasing competition from Amazon, Walmart and Target. The chain was initially set to close about 180 of its stores, or about 20 percent.
Here are the Toys R Us stores that closed in California in 2018:
- Brea, 2575 E. Imperial Highway
- Brentwood, 5461 Lone Tree Way
- Corona, 3665 Grand Oaks CA
- Covina, 960 Lakes Drive
- Emeryville, 3938 Horton
- Fairfield, 1400 Gateway Blvd.
- Folsom, 2785 E. Bidwell St.
- Fresno, 3520 W. Shaw Ave.
- Indio, 42500 Jackson St.
- Mira Mesa, 8181 Mira Mesa Blvd.
- Mission Bay, 1240 W. Morena Blvd.
- Pinole, 1330 Fitzgerald
- Pittsburg, 4505 Century Blvd.
- Puente Hills, 1600 S. Azusa Ave.
- Riverside, 2550 Canyon Springs Pkwy S.
- San Jose, 2179 Monterey Hwy.
- San Jose, 865 Blossom Hill Road
- San Rafael, 600 Francisco Blvd.
- Santa Ana, 3900 Bristol St.
- Santa Clarita, 26573 Carl Boyer Dr.
- Simi Valley, 1189 Simi Town Ctr Way
- Stockton, 10640 Trinity Pkwy.
- Torrance, 20120 Hawthorne Blvd.
- Union City, 31250 Court House Drive
- Vista, 1990 University Drive
- Westminster, 530 Westminster Mall
- Yuba City, 700 “A” Onstott Rd.