If 2016 was the year of celebrity deaths, 2017 will be the year of retail deaths. Another retailer has filed for bankruptcy, and it's hitting close to home.

According to KWQC, Toys R Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

On Monday, the New Jersey based company voluntarily filed for relief in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The toy retailer's 1,600 stores will remain open.

Poor Geoffery. Watch for a revamped website, as well as revamped stores. I remember being excited when I was a kid that we were finally getting a store in Davenport. It was always a special treat when we got to go to Toys R Us in Moline. I should have frequent flyer miles with as much as I'm there. Still makes me feel like a kid, and I get to have fun with my daughter while we are there.

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