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Toys R Us

Toys “R” Us was an international retailer that was founded by Charles Lazarus in April of 1948 as the Children’s Supermart. Initially founded as a baby furniture store, Charles opened a store in Washington, D.C. as the demand for baby related items was at a modern day high due to the post-war baby boom. Lazarus decided to shift focus from furniture to toys and in June 1957 opened the first location to be branded Toys “R” Us in Rockville, Maryland.