FAO Schwarz, whose famous New York toy store was shut down two years ago, is making a return.
Nearly 190 FAO Schwarz shops opened this week inside Bon-Ton, Carson's and other department stores run by Bon-Ton Stores Inc. More than half of the FAO sections will roll out a nearly 6-foot-long piano mat so that shoppers can play a tune with their feet like Tom Hanks in the 1988 movie "Big."
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FAO's New York store, known for its giant piano and large stuffed animals, was closed in 2015 by its owner at the time, Toys R Us. Last year, Toys R Us sold the FAO brand to consumer-product maker ThreeSixty Group.
The FAO shops will sell items like stuffed animals, train sets and the piano mat, which costs $130.