A spokesman for Toy Town said: “We are really excited to be expanding with a new shop in Worcester. It is a great opportunity to bring something to Worcester that was lost when Mothercare left as we don’t just do toys, we also offer a wide range of nursery furniture including pushchairs and car seats.”
The team in Worcester has been working hard in readiness for the opening this weekend, although the company has described this as a “quiet opening”, as it does not want to draw too big a crowd and put anyone at risk.
“We have hired a team of six local people headed up by our store manager Nicky Clark,” said the spokesperson. “We look forward to welcoming the people of Worcester to our new store and we hope they like what we have to offer.”
Toys and Games of Worcester is just across the road in Broad Street, and owner Tim Evans told The Worcester News that his businss does not feel threatened: “Worcester is a great place to live and a great place to trade. It is no surprise that shops want to come to our wonderful city. Broad Street is obviously the place to be! We have lots of loyal and wonderful customers and will be here serving them for a long time to come.”