Toys R Us opens its first new store in the US

Toys R Us opened the first of two new stores in the US. (Source: NEWS 12 NEW JERSEY via CNN)

(CNN) - Toys R Us is opening its first brick and mortar store since declaring bankruptcy and shuttering them all last year. Just don't expect the massive warehouse-sized toy universe the retailer was once known for.

The company says its new store is a "highly experiential small-format retail space."

It opens Wednesday at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey.

"You'll see we have a treehouse in the store. We have a book area where kids and families can come and sit and read books together. We have a cinema. You can come and ring Geoffrey's bell in the treehouse," said Richard Barry, the CEO of Toys R Us.

A second location is expected soon at the Galleria Mall in Houston.

Toys R Us also operates an e-commerce site, but it redirects shoppers to Target’s site when they are ready to make a purchase.

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