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Looks like NYC might be getting a new FAO Schwarz in time for the holidays

Written by
Danielle Valente

Have our prayers been answered? 

FAO Schwarz's closure in Midtown East three years ago left a hole in our hearts and empty space in our children's toy chests. But appears the brand—which has been acquired by the California firm ThreeSixty Group Inc., according to CBS—is reportedly slated for a New York return. Move those teddies and dollies over. We have a feeing there will be plenty of toys in need of a new home. 

According to The Wall Street Journal, a 20,000 square-foot store is allegedly slated for a November debut in Rockefeller Center. Talk about a win-win for the holiday season. Not only will your family be able to catch a glimpse of the tree, but you'll be able to do a little browsing and help prepare that wish list for Santa. It's simply not Christmastime in NYC without a toy store, and this news has us anxiously looking at our calendar waiting for winter's arrival.  

The young and the young at heart have been suffering from a toy store void with the closure of “Toys R Us earlier this summer, so we're more than ready to explore new selections, enjoy the magic acts and costumed salespeople and of course, bust out a few tunes à la Tom Hanks in Big on the forthcoming giant keyboard. Fingers crossed all plans come to fruition! 

Truthfully, it's not clear who's more excited: Parents or kiddos. Keep an eye for updates by visiting the store's website, and of course, journey with us as we delve deep into the latest toy store news. 

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If you love FAO, you'll also love these toy stores for kids in NYC. Don't forget to explore these clothing stores for kids in NYC and get a scoop of something sweet at the most delicious ice cream shops when you're done with your spending spree. 

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