East side Babies R Us closing

After filing for bankruptcy protection last September, New Jersey-based Toys R Us announced it will close 182 stores around the nation — or a fifth of its stores — in an effort to restructure for the future, according to a report from USA Today and other media.

Among those targeted for closure are Madison’s east side Babies R Us store at 2161 Zeier Road, and a store at 18550 W. Bluemound Road in Brookfield.

The West Towne Mall Toys R Us location is not on the closure list.

Closures still require court approval, but are expected to be complete by the end of April. Toys R Us operates about 880 stores in the U.S. and 1,600 worldwide.