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Toys 'R' Us closing 182 stores nationwide, including the one near Western Hills Plaza

Posted: 6:32 AM, Jan 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-24 07:20:25-05

CINCINNATI -- The Toys "R" Us near Western Hills Plaza is one of 182 stores the company is closing across the country, according to a court document filed Tuesday.

That's nearly one-fifth of the toy store's U.S. locations, according to CNN , which also reports the company declared bankruptcy in September 2017.

It affects the store at 6251 Glenway Ave. in Green Township as well as a location at the Dayton Mall.

"The actions we are taking are necessary to give us the best chance to emerge from our bankruptcy proceedings as a more viable and competitive company that will provide the next level of service and experience you should expect from a market leader," wrote CEO Dave Brandon in an online letter to the public .

The planned store closures will begin in early February with the remainder of the 182 stores closed by mid-April, Brandon wrote. He added that many other locations will be converted into combined Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us stores.

Read the court filing in the box below.