New York's most famous toy store has finally found a new home! when the legendary F.A.O. Schwarz closed its doors back in 2015, but the iconic store is reopening with a new location in New York.
F.A.O. Schwarz has leased a 19,000--square-foot store at 30 Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, . The new location is significantly smaller than the 61,000-square-foot space on 58th and Fifth Avenue F.A.O. Schwarz called home for 30 years. While further details have not been provided, the store is expected to open in the fall of 2018,
F.A.O. Schwarz is known as the oldest toy store in America, having first opened its doors back in 1862. In 2009, the retailer was acquired by Toys ‘R’ Us, but was sold again to ThreeSixty Group in October 2016. The store's flagship in 2015 due to rising rents, marking the end of an era for New Yorkers and toy lovers everywhere.
No word yet if the new location will include the original's legendary giant piano, as seen in the movie Big, but here's hoping they bring back the beloved feature!
Take a look at the history of F.A.O. Schwarz here: