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The Mother Of All Toy Stores

Famed New York City toy store FAO Schwarz closed this week.

Opening in 1862, it bounced around different locations in Manhattan before landing at it’s newly former location, across from Central Park and the Plaza hotel in 1986.

FAO Schwarz is not just any toy store. It is a child’s fantasy and an adult’s memory of childhood. For generations, the store has been part of the must see list for tourists. It was iconic as the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty.

But all good things must come to end, and that includes FAO Schwarz.

To mourn the loss of this icon, I’m adding the scene from Big where Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia dance on the piano.

Happy Friday.

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