Starting next month, Toys R Us will close 180 stores, but locations in the Quad Cities are not on the list. Stiff competition from Amazon and Walmart have squeezed Toys R Us, which once dominated toy sales in the US. The retailer filed for bankruptcy in September and is $5 billion in debt.
The company operates a Toys R Us and Babies R Us store on Brady Street in Davenport, plus a Toys R Us near South Park Mall in Moline. In Iowa, stores in Des Moines and Clive are on the closure list. And in Illinois, the company will close eight in the Chicago area.