The fact that Toys 'R' Us will soon be closing their doors for good is still a sensitive subject for many Rockfordians, but I'm choosing to ignore the loss and instead look towards the future.

The Rockford Toys 'R' Us building is massive, so it's got major potential to bring in something big. (fingers crossed). When I took a moment to think about what I would like to see move into that building, the first thing that came to mind was Trader Joe's.

Am I dreaming to big? I took to Facebook to find out what the rest of Rockford would like to see replace Toys 'R' Us, and these were the top 5 answers I got:

  • Trader Joe's
  • Dave & Buster's
  • Costco
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Buy Buy Baby or another baby store

Consensus is Rockford is on board with a Trader Joe's coming to our fair city, now to figure out how to make this happen.

Sadly, Rockford now has two prime location options to offer Trader Joe's following the announcement that Bergner's at the CherryVale Mall will be closing by August 2018.

Do you think that fact will hurt or help our chances of getting a Trader Joe's in Rockford? Only time will tell I guess.

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