ARIZONA NEWS

Bye-bye American Girl: Doll store shutters Scottsdale location

Oct 1, 2020, 5:00 PM
(Facebook Photo/American Girl)...
(Facebook Photo/American Girl)
(Facebook Photo/American Girl)

PHOENIX – Arizona’s only American Girl doll store, which opened at Scottsdale Quarter to much fanfare in 2015, is closed for good.

“It has been our privilege to serve this community for the past five years, and we thank our customers for their loyalty and look forward to continuing our valued relationship with them,” Jamie Cygielman, American Girl general manager, said in a press release.

“While decisions that impact our associates, our customers, and the community are always difficult, the closure is a necessary step to optimize our store portfolio and accelerate our expanding e-commerce business.”

The Wisconsin-based maker of inclusive dolls, which has been owned by toy giant Mattel since 1998, said the closure will impact 26 employees, including 12 regular full- and part-time workers.

Arizona aficionados and collectors will have to get their fix at AmericanGirl.com or by traveling to one of the company’s 14 remaining stores nationwide. The closest option is in Los Angeles.

In addition to retail sales, American Girl stores have hosted birthday parties and events and done makeovers in their doll hair salons.

American Girl dolls debuted in 1986 with a line of historical characters representing girls ages 8-12, complete with books about their backstories and a selection of accessories.

Over the years, the company began producing dolls of varying ethnicities and backgrounds, each model with her own motivational story.

Customers can also order customized dolls that match their own appearance and style.

The dolls have also been the subject of theatrical, TV and direct-to-video movies.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Pixabay Photo)...
KTAR.com

Phoenix police shoot, kill man throwing rocks at patrol car

Phoenix police are investigating an officer-involved shooting after a man throwing rocks at a patrol car died Saturday evening.
11 hours ago
(Pixabay Photo)...
KTAR.com

Tucson man accused of lying about weapon used in mass shooting

A Tucson man was charged last week for making a false statement to agents during an investigation into a mass shooting, authorities said.
11 hours ago
(Pixabay Photo)...
KTAR.com

Glendale Community College teams with police on law enforcement training academy

Glendale Community College and West Valley police departments said they've partnered to launch a fulltime law enforcement training academy.
11 hours ago
Arizona Secretary of State Latie Hobbs, left, the Democratic nominee for governor, and Kris Mayes, ...
Associated Press

GOP quiet as Arizona Democrats condemn abortion ruling

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democrats vowed Saturday to fight for women’s rights after a court reinstated a law first enacted during the Civil War that bans abortion in nearly all circumstances, looking to capitalize on an issue they hope will have a major impact on the midterm elections. Republican candidates were silent a day after […]
1 day ago
(Pexels Photo)...
KTAR.com

Gilbert Oktoberfest set for Oct. 15 at Gilbert Regional Park

An oompah band will welcome visitors to Gilbert Regional Park for this year's Gilbert Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 15.
1 day ago
Pamphlets are seen on the counter at the Planned Parenthood Central Phoenix Health Center in Phoeni...
KTAR.com

Planned Parenthood launches $1.5M electoral campaign in Arizona

Planned Parenthood Votes launched a $1.5 million statewide electoral program in Arizona for the upcoming midterms.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Children’s Cancer Network

Children’s Cancer Network celebrates cancer-fighting superheroes, raises funds during September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Jace Hyduchak was like most other kids in his kindergarten class: He loved to play basketball, dress up like his favorite superheroes and jump as high as his pint-sized body would take him on his backyard trampoline.
(Courtesy Condor)...
Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines shows passion for destinations from Sky Harbor with new-look aircraft

Condor Airlines brings passion to each flight and connects people to their dream destinations throughout the world.
...
Carla Berg, MHS, Deputy Director, Public Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

Vaccines are safe if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have a friend or loved one who’s expecting?
Bye-bye American Girl: Doll store shutters Scottsdale location