NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Merry Go Round Toy Discount Center announced this week that it will be closing its doors for good within the coming weeks. Signs were placed in the windows on Thursday.
Greg Choron, who has owned the 65-year old business for the past 28 years is retiring.
“It was a difficult decision to make to leave a thriving and wonderful business such as The Merry Go Round”, said Choron. “The time has come for me to retire and enjoy traveling.”
“I have loved this business and all my customers,” added Choron. “The amount of joy that all of these toys, games, and sporting goods brought to the families in this area is extraordinary, and the relationships that I developed over the years with my customers is something that I will greatly miss.”
Choron anticipates the store will remain open for the next two months while they sell out all of their remaining merchandise. Everything in the store is currently marked 50% off.
The store closing has struck an emotional chord not just for us, but for generations of families in the Westchester area.
“Merry Go Round is a New Rochelle tradition,” said James O’Toole, a board member of the Downtown Business Improvement District.
“They always had everything,” added O’Toole. “They were the best toy store in Westchester.”
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