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Best Toy Stores In Charlotte

January 11, 2011 3:57 PM

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Toy stores aren’t just for kids – they’re also for the young at heart. Whether you’re looking for that special gift or a treat for your little one, a visit to any one of the best Charlotte toy stores will shake off the workaday blues and get you feeling like a kid again. - Steve Hartsoe

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Toys & Co.
242 S. Sharon Amity Rd.
Charlotte, N.C. 28211
(704) 365-7890

Don’t let its size fool you – this family owned and operated toy store is dedicated to personalized service. With a selection of brands that include Out of the Box, Melissa & Doug, Discovery Planet and more, you’ll find everything you need for the special kid on your gift list. If you are tired of shopping for toys in big-box chain stores where help is hard to find, you owe yourself a visit to Toys & Co. The friendly staff here also offer special treats, like free gift-wrapping and free shipping on orders over $99. Join the birthday club for birthday discounts. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday; noon to 6 p.m., Sunday.

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Bedford Falls Toy Store
4217 Park Rd.
Charlotte, N.C. 28209
(704) 527-1921

Conveniently located in the Park Road Shopping Center, this toy store is stocked with an impressive array of puzzles (a store specialty), games, books and toys for every age group. Named for the town in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Bedford Falls Toy Store is just as magical as the name implies! Get personalized suggestions from the knowledgeable staff or find that perfect gift for a new baby. Toys donated to their “Birthday Blessings” program for homeless children qualify for a 15-percent discount. Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday.

Black Forest Books and Toys
115 Cherokee Rd.
Charlotte, N.C. 28207
(704) 332-4838

This book store and toy store in one is a veritable wonderland for the younger set. They’ll love the beautiful toys, books and games that line every shelf, and parents will love the knowledgeable staff, who are always quick to help answer questions or just offer a friendly “hello.” One visit and you’ll be hooked. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; closed on Sunday.

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