Goodbye, BuyBuy Baby in NJ
Wasn’t it an old Janis Joplin song that said, “Take a little piece of my heart now, baby?” That’s how I felt when I heard about a certain store closing. It’s one I’ve visited many times and one I will miss.
Buybuy Baby has been a part of my life for seven years. They do baby shower registrations and that’s where my little boy Atticus had his. Then, less than two years later, when his little brother came along, I felt like this was my second home.
I usually go to Somerville Circle in Bridgewater. It’s still there. But whenever it came to being out of something or life dictated that it was just more convenient, I shopped at Buybuy Baby in Princeton at 601 Nassau Park Boulevard.
it goes away
The All Things Baby retail chain is owned by Bed Bath & Beyond so I’m concerned for the little one’s parents. Many Bed Bath and Beyond locations have been closing lately and if the Princeton closure heralds Buybuy Baby it would be a shame.
It’s a clean well organized shop with knowledgeable and helpful staff. When you have a newborn and get three hours of sleep every night, you couldn’t ask for more.
It plans to close sometime in December, but an exact date has not yet been announced. This leaves 9 more locations in the state of New Jersey.
It’s more nostalgia for me than anything because now that my boys are 7 and 5 years old the only things I would really stop for would be monitors and child gates and that’s because both my boys are in the spectrum and need more monitoring than neurotypical children. But I feel bad for parents of younger ones.
There’s always Babies “R” Us and I’ve been there too. No offense, but they never seemed quite on the same level. Oh well. It happens to so many brick-and-mortar stores. I hope the other locations remain.
Goodbye buy buy.
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