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Best Toy Store

Peapods

You won't find the latest, hottest electronic toys at Peapods. You will, however, find plenty of traditional items and modern riffs on classics that fuel a child's imagination. Wooden blocks, dollhouses, puppets, and puzzles are the name of the game at this family-owned store. Much of the business is focused on the early years of a child's life — the store offers cloth diapers, baby slings, and breast-feeding support as well — but you can find toys to charge any young child's imagination. Beyond the goods, you have service that is centered on the needs of the young one. The Como Avenue location also offers plenty of nearby attractions, or — if getting out of the house with baby in tow isn't in the cards or you live outside of town — the online store is equally robust.

Best Toy Store (2011) Peapods

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