Closures continue in Wynnum Central where the Mr Toys toy shop in Edith Street is calling it a day, officially closing this coming Saturday 22nd February. They are directing all enquiries after this date to their shop in Capalaba.
WynnumCentral has been reliably informed that there has been a toy shop in this location for at least 40 years, and, apart from the supermarket, is the closest Wynnum has to an ‘anchor tenant’, staying open long hours and drawing parents and children into Wynnum.
Comments from staff point to the fact that they are often the only shop open in the afternoon at the weekends and that therefore they lose out to local shoppers who need to get other shopping items at the same time and consequently do that shopping elsewhere.
The closure of the toy shop is likely to further impact trading in Wynnum Central. What are your thoughts? Do you remember visiting the toy shop in Wynnum longer than 40 years ago? If so, let us know in the comments below.
Other shops open/reopen
As the toy shop closes, other shops are opening or re-opening. The fruit and veg shop next door to Oliver’s Bakehouse in Edith Street has recently reopened, and a new ladies clothing shop has opened a few doors up towards Bay Terrace.
At the same time Heavenly Books Christian bookshop in Bay Terrace has closed its doors. So, whichever way you look at it, the retail landscape in Wynnum is undergoing a change. What do you think of the changes?