HAMMONTON - Toy Market, with locations in Downtown Hammonton and Historic Smithville Village, has been voted “Best Toy Shop in South Jersey” by South Jersey Magazine.

The magazine researches the top spots for shopping, dining and personal services and selects only one in each category annually. This year marks the first time that Toy Market received the award. The stores focus on building bonds between parents and children through creative and active play and feature educational, active, and unique games, puzzles, and toys for children from birth to teen.

2016 has already been a busy year of expansion for Toy Market. The company opened its second retail location in Historic Smithville Village in May and the revenue growth in the Hammonton and Smithville locations, year to date, has been unprecedented. Toy Market, which is headquartered in Hammonton, was founded as a specialty toy store in 2012 and has been featured nationally for its innovative events and marketing efforts.

Kelly Donio, Toy Market CEO said, “We are so honored that children and families have fallen in love with Toy Market. People from throughout South Jersey and beyond travel to our stores to have a great experience. We also think our locations, nestled in two charming areas, Hammonton and Smithville, make the visits even more special.”

Toy Market offers classes, events and workshops throughout the year at both locations. Produced and sponsored events include Touch A Truck, Puppet-palooza, A Doll’s Day Out, The Great Egg Drop, LEGO March Madness and Create It, Make It, Take It Classes. The next class is “Pumpkins with Personality” which will be held Monday, October 10th. In addition to brick and mortar stores and interactive experiences, Toy Market also offers a website and the ability to ship worldwide along with a mail order catalogue mailed to tens of thousands of households throughout southern New Jersey, several times per year.

In celebration of the “Best Toy Shop in South Jersey Award,” and to mark the month that Toy Market first opened its doors, both locations will be hosting an annual anniversary sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Members of Toy Market’s exclusive Rewards Program will receive 25 percent off the entire store for one day only. This is the only day of the year that Toy Market offers a storewide discount at this level.

The “Best Toy Shop Award” is the most recent regional and national recognition that Toy Market has received. American Express OPEN for Business featured the business and Facebook Business also showcased Toy Market. Company representatives also often lead national workshops about creating engaging experiences for visitors.

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