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Argyle Toys celebrates new Babylon store with a ribbon-cutting

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The women-run boutique toy store that opened last month in Babylon Village has just received its official warm welcome.

Owners Madeline Lunz, Teresa Striker, and Amber McCullough cut the red ribbon alongside village, state, county and town officials today, Friday, signifying its ceremonial opening at 10 Grove Place.

“It’s not easy to open your first store, so we are super excited to be part of the village,” said Striker.

Babylon Village Chamber president Kelly Peckholdt was in attendance with other chamber members, as well as Mayor Mary Adams, Babylon Town Councilman and small business committee chairman Anthony Manetta, state Assemblyman Michael Durso, and a representative of county Legislator Kevin McCaffrey.

Inside Argyle Toys, the shelves are stocked with wooden, women-owned, locally created and hand-crafted toys meant to grow with children, from newborns to 11 years old. 

Sustainability plays a major role in choosing what toys to sell, the women say, and almost all of the products are non-battery operated. 

Additionally, a sensory section is featured in the store, curated by Lunz, who is a special needs mom herself. 

Argyle Toys is the one-stop shop for higher-end gifts or quick, affordable purchases to-go, the owners say.

“A toy store back in the village is much needed and I’m sure the families are gonna love it,” Manetta said.

Click here to read the full story on how these women are reviving the “magic” of a toy store.

Argyle Toys is now open Tuesday through Sunday.

For store hours and updates, visit their websiteFacebook, and Instagram (@argyletoys). 

To continue nationwide access to Argyle Toys’ line-up, the online business is still up in running in conjunction with the storefront.

Scroll down for photos of today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.