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December 4, 2013

Toy stories

Downtown toy shops have big competition, but lots of fun

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Toys N Things on Maple Street in Danvers has morphed from a traditional toy store into a store for gaming products, trading card games, and European-style board games, says owner Evan Jamieson.

Frank Sarcia, owner of the Salem Toy Museum, which features vintage toys from the 1950s to the present, said he likes local specialty toy stores.

“I think it’s a great alternative,” Sarcia said. “It can be exciting because you can find different stuff or stuff that you used to play with. It’s a great opportunity. It’s also a way to get away from the crowds.”

Staff writer Ethan Forman can be reached at 978-338-2673, by email at eforman@salemnews.com or on Twitter at @DanverSalemNews.

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