This major toy store is moving into Princes Quay shopping centre
A Toytown store in Northern Ireland which is coming to Hull's Princes Quay
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 8 Mar 2019
One of the UK’s largest independent toy retailers is set to open in Princes Quay shopping centre later this month.
Toytown is arriving in the city centre shopping precinct on Saturday, March 23, and will be located in a prime spot on Level two, between Dorothy Perkins and Quiz.
With the loss of Toys R Us in Kingston Retail Park last year, Hull will welcome another toy shop and Toytown will join Hamleys in Princes Quay.
Centre manager John Magee is delighted to welcome Toytown as the latest addition to the mall.
He said: “Toytown is well known for its great selection of big brands at fantastic prices and we’re delighted to welcome it to Hull.
“It’s great to see families enjoying themselves throughout the centre, from bowling, to cinema, to picking up a birthday treat.”
The store was first established in Northern Ireland in 1980 and stocks a selection of brands such as Lego, Barbie and Play Doh.
Having grown from a single shop in Belfast to a national organisation, Toytown now boats 27 stores in the UK and the opening will see a number of new jobs created in Hull.
Mr Magee said: “Welcoming a major retailer such as Toytown is great news for the centre as we position ourselves as a family friendly retail destination.
“Along with high-street and outlet shops, we have Vue Cinema, a 12 lane bowling alley, soft play, Quasar facilities and delicious eateries, so families really can enjoy a fantastic day out.”
Alan Simpson, of Toytown, is looking forward to opening the new store in the city centre.
He said: “We are delighted to be bringing the Toytown brand to Hull. We are renowned for our extensive ranges of Toys and Nursery products, and our competitive pricing.
“We will be open for business on Saturday, March 23 and look forward to welcoming you to our new store in Princes Quay.”
The latest arrival follows the news this week that a kiosk in Princes Quay has become so popular is has had to move into a fully-fledged store.
Browline opened in the city centre shopping venue last year, offering passing customers beauty treatments from threading and waxing to eyelash extensions.
Now, Browline has announced it will be expanding the business into a unit on level two of the shopping centre, located between The Fragrance Shop and Red5.