This Friday, November 12th, is Neighborhood Toy Store Day, recognizing independently-owned toy stores that provide specialty toys for their communities. This event is just in time start your holiday shopping by supporting local businesses. Asheville, North Carolina, is fortunate enough to have several toy stores worthy of a community-friendly shopping spree. In addition to feeling good about where your money is being spent, a distinct advantage of frequenting neighborhood toy stores is that they have superior customer service, thanks in part to passionate retailers that truly care about the products they sell.
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Voted Number One in Mountain Xpress' Best of WNC Poll, Dancing Bear Toys has two locations in the Asheville area, Tunnel Road in East Asheville and Main Street in Hendersonville. They specialize in toys that are Made-in-America or Europe, including wooden toys, unique dolls, and durable, attractive items for all ages. Among the many reputable lines they carry are plush creations from Melissa & Doug and Gund.
To honor Neighborhood Toy Store Day, The Toy Box, on Merrimon Avenue in North Asheville, is having a Meet Santa event. The Toy Box offers their customers, the little ones, the opportunity to make a Christmas List when they visit. Then The Toy Box keeps a copy so that friends and family can get exactly the right thing when holiday shopping. Your kids will freak for all of the cool toys that they have!
O.P. Taylor's lives up to its reputation as "The Coolest Toy Store on the Planet," offering goofy promotions like if you sing "Zippity Do Dah" at the checkout counter, you get 10% off. There's two convenient locations in the Asheville area, Biltmore Park Town Square and downtown Brevard (6,000 square feet of fun!). O.P. Taylor's is even gaining a reputation; it will be featured in the December 2011 issue of Southern Living, and was also in last December's Our State Magazine.
If you're in need of gift suggestions, or just want to be sure your kids get the very best, The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association has put together recommendations of Best Toys for Kids 2011. It's time to make a list and check it twice, and tell your kids they better be nice!
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