QUEENSBURY — The Toys R Us in Queensbury is not closing after all.
In a posting over the weekend on the local store’s Instagram page @truglensfalls, there is a photo of the outside of the store on Upper Glen Street with the caption: “We’re staying open! Thank you to all our customers for their support.” The post does not offer any further details.
Don Cameron, store manager, confirmed Monday that the store is staying open, but said he could not provide further information. He referred questions to the corporate press spokesperson.
A phone call and email sent to Toys R Us corporate headquarters was not immediately returned on Monday.
The store was one of 182 on a list released last week of possible closures as the company is in bankruptcy. However, company officials had said they were hoping to negotiate some better leases to allow some of the stores to stay open.
Officials did not say at the time if the Queensbury location was one of these stores.
The Queensbury store had been placed on the closure list based on store performance, the local market and “overall financials,” including the cost of the lease, the company had said.
Locally, there are about 25 employees, both full-time and part-time. The next closest Toys R Us store is in Clifton Park.
The Queensbury store opened in November 1996 in a building that had housed a Grand Union supermarket, which had closed in 1995.
Updates on this story will be posted when they become available.