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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

F.A.O. Schwarz Is Closing

This is sad news. The New York City staple, F.A.O. Schwarz, the expansive toy store on 5th Avenue, closed its doors on July 15th. There were, at one point, over fifty locations of the store in the United States, but this summer the Manhattan residence was the only remaining one. And now that, too, is closed. My sentimentality for this store comes, not from visiting it, but by its representation in both pop and Christmas culture. What is Home Alone 2 without F.A.O. Schwarz? What is Big without it? All we know is that the owners are looking for a new, cheaper location. For now, I'll leave you with the following gif. Godspeed, Schwarz.

1 comment:

  1. Sad. End of an era. Never got to visit it, either. :(

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