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Learning Express Toys Opens in the Upper East Side

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Learning Express Toys, the nation's largest educational toy retailer, welcomes its newest franchise to the Upper East Side, on Friday, November 21. New owner Ali Garcia will open the store with a weekend full of family-friendly activities—visits from Elmo, Elsa, and Anna, raffles, and giveaways.

Garcia, a mother of two young children, has dreamed of centering her career on fun, laughter, and kids. Her Learning Express Toys store will be located at the corner of 61st and 3rd, in the same neighborhood where she and her family reside. Her goal for the store is that it become a space in which the families of her neighborhood can gather to "share smiles, joy, and all the moments of childhood."

Exceptional customer service is second-nature to Garcia who has more than 15 years of retail experience working in luxury department stores. She looks forward to creating an engaging environment in which customers are highly valued.

"I hope that my store will become a vital part of the Upper East Side community," says Garcia. "Through partnerships with local schools and charities, I plan to make a difference in my neighborhood." Garcia aspires to establish a close network of customers, families, and friends who can benefit from a local toy store dedicated to their children's success and happiness.

Learning Express Toys of NYC-UES
1029 3rd Avenue
(61st and 3rd)
New York, NY 10065

Grand Opening: November 21-23

Holiday Store Hours
9 am – 9 pm daily

About Learning Express Toys

Learning Express Toys is the nation's leading franchisor of educational toy stores with more than 120 locations across the country, each one locally owned and operated. Providing an extraordinary shopping experience, Learning Express Toys is known for its knowledgeable sales staff that offers expert advice on choosing the perfect toy, for every child, for every occasion. The Learning Express Toys product mix is carefully selected from manufacturers around the world, and each toy has exceptional play value. A birthday gift registry, free gift wrapping, free personalization, and civic fundraising make each Learning Express Toys store an integral part of its community.

CONTACT: Victoria Harnish Director of Communications Victoria@learningexpress.com 978.889.1091

Source: Learning Express