Two Central Queensland toy stores set to shut up shop
AFTER generations of children found joy within its aisles, Toyworld Rockhampton will close its doors on April 16.
Aart Kooiman and his wife Jacqueline have owned the store for the last decade, but now say it's time to move on to different things as the pair enter their late 50s.
The Rocky store will be closed in addition to their other Toys Galore store in Biloela, where the couple reside.
Aart said it was a good business, and the pair remained very grateful to their staff and the community for the wonderful times they had shared.
"It is sad for Rocky and for the staff, but for my wife and I, it's time," he said.
"I am not excited by it anymore... it is time to do something else.
"We want to do a bit of travelling and maybe buy a property one day... I am a bit over retail. I was born into it."
Aart said there were a few people interested in buying Toyworld, but none had eventuated.
Toys Galore in Biloela is expected to close in June.