According to court documents filed on Tuesday and reviewed by CNBC, several Toys R Us stores are scheduled to be auctioned later this week.
Of the 58 "qualified bids" under consideration, Target and Aldi both face a location in Kendall, Florida, which is near a handful of university campuses. Big Lots offers five stores – in Fresno, California; Exton, Pennsylvania; Durham, North Carolina; Woodbridge, Virginia and Indianapolis. The furniture chain Raymour and Flanigan wants to offer in three stores – two in New Jersey and one in New York. Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, which owns PGA Tour Superstore, will be offering Big Lots at the same Indianapolis store, along with a store in Vernon Hills, Illinois.
Other names on the list of bidders (see full list below) include Ashley Furniture, Shoe Station, Food Bazaar and Fit Factory.
Real Estate Investment Trusts Federal Realty and Urstadt Biddle both offer the same Toys R Us store in Emeryville, California.
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The auction of these properties will take place on Thursday, according to court documents filed in Virginia. Then Toys R Us will have debtors by April 12 to approve any final sales.
While only a handful of Toys R Us's approximately 800 stores in the US go on auctions, the bidders considered provide an insight into what consumers can expect to move to the city over time pull.
CNBC had reported on the difficult situation many property owners would be in, as the Toys R Us and Babies R Us businesses are getting dark, with few retailers still increasing their physical footprints today. There are few logical substitutes for such large stores in the market.
It has been reported that Amazon has been considering buying some of the Toys R Us stores. A representative of Toys R Us declined to comment.
Nevertheless, Toys R Us has hundreds of shops looking for a new life after the company liquidated.
Isaac Larian, founder of Toymaker MGA Entertainment, and other investors have pledged $ 200 million to increase crowdfunding and save 400 stores. It is still unclear whether his efforts will be successful.
Here is a complete list of companies that want to buy some Toys R Us real estate (Bidder, Lot Number, Location in City):
Aldi, 8715, Kendall, FL
Amerco Real Estate Corp., 6026, Highland Park, IL
Amerco Real Estate Co., 6554, Emeryville, CA
Ashley Furniture, 5655, Monrovia, CA
Ashley Furniture, 6554, Emeryville, CA
AVG Partners, 5653, National City, CA
AVG Partners, 5672, Brea, CA
AVG Partners, 5682, Chandler, AZ
AVG Partners, 6431, Union City, CA
AVG Partners, 6512, AVG Partners, 9293 Vernon Hills, IL
AVG Partners, 5821, Redwood City, California
Bird & 87th Ave Village, LLC, 8715 Kendall, Florida
Benderson, 6554, Emeryville, CA
Benderson, 9282, Amherst, NY
Large lots, 5802, Fresno, CA
Large e Lots, 6454, Exton, PA
Large Lots, 8381, Durham, NC
Large lots, 8885, W Oodbridge, VA
Large Lots, 9243, Indianapolis, IN
Blue Water Capital, 6026, Highland Park, IL
BRFI LLC, 6026, Highland Park, IL
BRFI LLC, 6554, Emeryville, CA
Farmers Fresh Market Place, 6544, Chicago, IL
Federal Realty, 6554, Emeryville, California
Festival Development Corp., 5672, Brea, California
Festival Development Corp., 6026, Highland Park, IL
Festival Development Corp, 6431, Union City, California
Festival Development Corp, 6554, Emeryville, California
FoodBazaar, 6390, Flushing, NY
Golf & Tennis Pro Shop Inc., 9243, Indianapolis, IN
Golf & Tennis Pro Shop Inc., 9293, Vernon Hills, IL
HP Retail Department Capital LLC, 6026, Highland Park, IL
Huntington Oaks Delaware Partners LLC, 5655, Monrovia, CA [194MacroStoreLLC6510AventuraFL
NSC Wholesale Holdings LLC, 6306, Paramus, NJ
NSC Wholesale Holdings LLC, 6311, Carle Place, NY
Pacifica Companies LC, 6026, Highland Park , IL
Pacifica Companies LLC, 6554, Emeryville, CA
Raymour and Flanigan, 6306, Paramus, NJ
Raymour and Flanigan, 6533, West Windsor, NJ
Raymour and Flanigan, 6538, New York , NY
Red Mountain Group, 6554, Emeryville, CA
RFS Investments, 6554, Emeryville, CA
Ryan Gadles (Fitfabrik), 7535, Bellingham, MA
Ryan Gadles (Fit Factory), 7803 , Frisco, TX
Sage Investco Deux LLC, 6554, Emeryville, CA
Scandinavian Designs, 5645, Phoenix, AZ
Scandinavian Designs, 9569, San Jose, CA
Shoe Station, 7707, Jackson, MS
SKLA, 6554, Emeryville, CA
Star Builders Inc., 6390, Flushing, NY
Target, 8715, Kendall, FL
Uniso N Acquisitions LLC, 8709, North Miami, Florida
Biddle Town, 6554, Emeryville, California
Warmington Homes, 6554, Emeryville, California
Wood Investments, 6554, Emeryville, CA