Learning Express Toys to Open in Tulsa

April 16, 2015 // Franchising.com // Tulsa, OK - Learning Express Toys, the nation’s largest educational toy retailer, welcomes its newest franchise to Tulsa, on Thursday, April 23. Owners Charlie and Jason Darrow will host a Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, April 23, at 4:30 pm. That evening, the Darrows will be offering customers 10% off storewide and will give 20% of the proceeds from the evening to the Bixby North Elementary School PTA. “Our daughters attend the school, and the teachers, parents, and students are wonderful and deserving,” says Charlie. “The PTA works hard to ensure all of the teachers receive grants each year to provide an even better experience to the children. This was the first year that the PTA did not have enough money in the budget to approve all of the requested teacher grants, and we wanted to help out in some way.”

In addition to the Thursday evening fundraiser, the Darrows will host a weekend filled with activities, character visits, and 20% off storewide, April 24-26.

Previously a manager at a medical spa, Charlie has longed to open a toy store. “We are so excited to develop lasting relationships with our customers and be involved in our community,” says Charlie. “Learning Express Toys is a perfect way to combine our love for children, FUN and play, creativity, and event planning. And, we get to call this work!”

Both lifelong residents of Oklahoma, Charlie and Jason knew that Tulsa was the place they wanted their children to grow up. “It’s a spectacular ‘little, big city,’” says Charlie. The store is located in a popular area for young families and is surrounded by other great small businesses!”

The Darrows have created a safe place for children to have fun while providing parents with a stress-free shopping environment, a unique product mix, and expert customer services such as free gift wrapping, complimentary personalization, and a “birthday box” gift registry.

Located at The Vineyard (108th & Memorial), Learning Express Toys of Tulsa will make its debut with a Grand Opening weekend focused on family fun from April 23-26.

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, April 23, 4:30 pm: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • Thursday, April 23, 4-7 pm: Bixby North Elementary School PTA Fundraiser; Customers will receive10% off purchases, and 20% of proceeds will be donated to BNE PTA

April 24-26: 20% off storewide

  • Friday, April 24: Elmo & Minion Visits; Free Craft
  • Saturday, April 25, 10 am-1 pm: Free Face Painting
  • Saturday, April 25, 1pm-2pm: Balloon Artist
  • Saturday, April 25, 2-4 pm: Visit from Anna & Elsa with photos and autographs; sing-along; story time
  • Saturday, April 25: Elmo & Minion Visits
  • Sunday, April 26, 12-2 pm: Face painting; balloon sculptures; sno-cones

The Vineyard (108th & Memorial)
7891 E. 108th St.
Tulsa, OK 74133
Hours: Mon-Sat 10-7, Sun 12-5
Phone: 918-970-6999
Website: www.learningexpress.com/store/tulsa

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Learningexpresstoystulsa

About Learning Express Toys

Learning Express Toys is the nation's leading franchisor of educational toy stores with more than 120 locations across the country - each one locally owned and operated. Providing an extraordinary shopping experience, Learning Express Toys is best known for its knowledgeable and playful sales staff and its unique product mix (birth – age 14). Believing that everyone who walks through the doors should be WOWED, Learning Express Toys focuses on the customer experience.

A birthday gift registry, free gift wrapping, free personalization, civic fundraising and regularly scheduled children’s events contribute to the exceptional customer service and energetic atmosphere.

To learn more about Learning Express Toys, franchise opportunities, or a store near you, visit learningexpress.com.

SOURCE Learning Express Toys

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