Learning Express Plans to Open Up to 20 New Stores

After the success of opening 14 new locations and 12 temporary “pop-up” stores for the holiday season (five of which remain open with short-term leases), Learning Express plans to open 17-20 new toy store franchises in 2010. Exact locations have yet to be decided and the company is actively seeking additional applicants.

Demographic studies, says the company, indicate that Learning Express stores would thrive in locations throughout Long Island, NY. The areas include Glen Cove, Port Washington, and Great Neck on the North Shore; Rockville Centre, Garden City, and the Five Towns, Merrick and Long Beach on the South Shore; Hempstead, Commack, and Woodbury in central Long Island; and towns such East Hampton, South Hampton, and Bridge Hampton on the eastern tip.