After 70 years in business, beloved Berkley toy shop will shutter

by

comment
COURTESY OF FACEBOOK.
  • Courtesy of Facebook.

At ease, tin soldiers — it's a somber day on the island of misfit toys.

After 70 years of business (and over 250,000 doll repairs), The Doll Hospital & Toy Soldier Shop of Berkley announced via their Facebook page on Monday evening they plan to close their doors as they can no longer compete with online retailers.



"We truly feel honored to have served you and your families for 70 years," the business wrote in a post announcing the closure. "We will miss the excitement, joy, and wonder, seen through the eyes of a child when visiting The Doll Hospital."

Though a closing date has not been announced, the liquidation sale begins on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m.



Check their website for more details.


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.