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J.C. Penney Comes To The Rescue After Babies "R" Us Shuts Down

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When Toys "R" Us announced in March that they're closing down, thousands of children and parents were devastated.

Even though I don't have kids of my own and haven't been to Toys "R" Us for decades, I was upset by this news.

A good chunk of my childhood was spent zooming around the store's aisles on battery powered ride-ons.

While some people simply miss the nostalgia factor, many parents and children today will never have the chance to buy toys from this retailer again.

Unless there is a company who will step up and offer some of the same, or similar, products.

J.C. Penney, the department store chain that has more than 850 locations across America, recently announced that they're opening baby shops in 500 liquidated Babies "R" Us stores.

As retailers like Walmart, Target, BuyBuy Baby and Amazon are trying to add more baby products to attract former Babies "R" Us customers, J.C. Penney is stepping up to the plate and giving customers what they really need: an actual store.

Babies "R" Us was the perfect place to create a gift registry, especially for a baby shower, and now people are going to have the chance to walk in a store and do just that.

As for what J.C. Penney is planning to sell, MSN reports that their stores will include items like clothing, cribs, strollers, car seats and high chairs, and more.

Starting August 30, those items you could only find on the department store's website will be offered in store.

Will you be shopping at this new baby store?

[H/T: MSN]

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