Barrington's Learning Express Toy Store to Close Today
The store is holding a consolidation sale of 60-90 percent off.
Another store at the Ice House Mall is calling it quits.
Learning Express toy store is closing today and consolidating the store with the Lake Zurich location. The store is offering a final sale of 60-90 percent off today only.
In an email to customers, the company said:
“Thank you customers who shopped the Barrington store. We will serve you in Lake Zurich (Rt 12 & 22 Near Dominick's) like we have for 16 years. Look for our new opportunity in the future.”
Barrington Patch called Learning Express owner Rick Derr twice and also sent emails to the company that have all been unreturned.
Barrington Home Shoppe, Peter Daniel and Dear Books have all left the mall in recent months.
In an April interview with Barrington Home Shoppe owner Rusty Hernandez, he said lack of customer support and community knowledge about the Ice House Mall contributed to his store’s closure. He did say the Ice House Mall’s owner was very helpful to him and he was pleased with his experience there overall.
It’s unclear if new businesses will move into these vacancies in the near future.