Retailer of the Month: ABC & Toy Zone

Jul 9, 2014
ABC & Toy Zone in Rochester, MN has been in the business of selling toys for almost 20 years and has a bright future. And, we're extraordinarily proud to say that Manhattan Toy has been working with them 18 of those years!It all started when owner Rene Nordhus and her husband started a small toy section in her in-law’s store in Iowa.  After getting a taste of selling toys, Rene and her husband decided to open their own toy store in their town of  Rochester, MN.  Since the Rochester store opening, they have opened three other Minnesota locations in Chanhassen, Richfield and Burnsville.
ABC & Toy Zone has a wide selection of imaginative and educational toys as well as teaching supplies for the classroom.  They pride themselves in mixing play and education, which perfectly fits their slogan: "where education and play come together”.  Not only do they provide a mix of toys and teaching aids to their customers, they also plan monthly free public events: craft corners, story-time, music programs, canvas painting and... appearances from Groovy Girls!
Over the years, they have enjoyed seeing repeat customers come into the stores; each with their own fond memories and bitter sweet stories of visiting the store as a child.  But now, these loyal customers come in search of toys for theirchildren. 
This past June, ABC & Toy Zone in Chanhassen hosted a fabulous Groovy Girls party for Groovy's 16th birthday.  It was the perfect atmosphere to play, make memories and celebrate every girl's individuality!  It was super exciting to have Groovy Girls Lakinzie and Oki, stop by for pictures, and crafting fun.
The Rochester Location will be welcoming a few more friends from the Groovy Girls line later this year, so be sure to check out their facebook page to find out the dates!
ABC & Toy Zone Locations
122 17th Ave. NW Rochester, MN 55901 Ph: 507-286-8440860 West 78th Street Chanhassen, MN 55317 Ph: 952-474-43662908 W. 66th Street Richfield, MN 55423 612-869-239914003 Grand Ave. S. Burnsville, MN 55337 952-892-7666

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