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Notes: New toy store coming to Old Town with poll to determine the name

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Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post owner Amy Rutherford is opening a new children’s store at 1310 King Street, Alexandria Living Magazine first reported.

The new store doesn’t have a name yet, but it’s been in the works for six years. Alexandria Living Magazine reported that Rutherford saw the closure of Why Not? as a profound loss for Alexandria and knew a new toy store would need to take its place.

Rutherford is currently running a poll to determine the new toy store name. People can send in their own name suggestion (and get $500 worth of gift cards if chosen) or pick from:

  • Ickle Me
  • Dottie’s
  • Pip & Squeak
  • Georgie & Dot

Image via Red Barn Mercantile/Instagram

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