The only big-box retailer in our area specializing in products for babies and young children is closing.
The buybuy BABY store in Royal Palm Beach at 550 N. State Road 7 will close soon. The company confirmed the closure in a statement:
“As part of our previously announced closing of approximately 150 underperforming stores in support of our current optimization strategy, buybuy BABY has decided to close the Royal Palm Beach, FL location in the coming months,” the company said. “We previously shared this information with our valued Associates. While the decision to close a store is always a difficult one, buybuy BABY looks forward to serving area customers online at buybuybaby.com and on our mobile app, where customers can take advantage of free ship-to-home for purchases $39 or more.”
I’ve asked the company’s media representatives if there’s a specific date set for the last day the store will be open. While a store associate told me Tuesday that the store closes within the next two weeks, the company said, “Store closing sales will commence and continue over the next few months.”
A visit to the store Tuesday afternoon showed some items discounted up to 80%. Many of the big ticket products including cribs, gliders and strollers were sold. If you’re looking for a deal, probably better to head over sooner rather than later.
The 23,000-square-foot store opened in the Coral Sky Plaza on State Road 7 in 2012. It is next door to its sister store, Bed Bath & Beyond. Other stores in the plaza include Famous Footwear, BJ’s Wholesale and Five Below.
With the Royal Palm Beach store’s closure, the closest buybuy BABY is now in Coral Springs, 2035 North University Dr., or Pembroke Pines, 11360 Pines Blvd.
While other big box stores carry some of the same products, buybuy BABY’s physical storefronts are popular for the variety and volume of products they carry, many of which would have to be ordered online from other stores. It also served as a one-stop spot for baby registries.
You can still set up a registry with buybuy BABY, even if there isn’t a physical store in Palm Beach County. The website and app are robust and easy to use.
You can also explore registering at Target, Walmart and Amazon. When I had my son, I registered in multiple places to give people options. I’d suggest doing the same. People are more likely to buy something from your registry if doing so is convenient.