Montclair resident Jeanette Lauture, a mother of 4 year old twins, has been gearing up since the summer to open up a new toy store in Montclair. In fact, her planning guru has been Ann Cohen, the retired owner of Toys in the Attic (and mother of Claire Baker of Copabananas). Her new store, Aunt Jean’s Toys and Treats, will stock many of the unique toys she loved to find at the Church Street store, plus offer a few more bells and whistles.
The “treat” part means you’ll find a display of retro candy from the 50’s and 60’s for sale, and the kids will enjoy a back playroom where they can attend puppet shows and multi-cultural story hours. And does anyone remember what good customer service is? Jeanette vows to revive it in the store, and even offer a gift drop-off service.
The grand opening celebration is on March 24 with treats, give aways, and enchanting entertainment. Aunt Jean’s is located in the storefront formerly occupied by Montclair Upholstery, at 12 North Willow Street. Call for special events schedule: 973-783-6100.