When Kids Town closed this spring, the store's fans lamented the loss of the local retailer. Longtime Kids Town buyer Tina Uzomba heard their cries and is opening a new store called Kids City in the same location. Though its name is similar, the new store will be different in a few respects. Uzomba says she heard from budget-conscious parents that the South Burlington store had been too expensive; her prices, she says, will be more competitive. She'll also include a wider range of toys — including LEGOs and Barbies — for a greater age range. And Kids City will have a shoe department with "sit-and-fit service." The store will reopen with limited stock in June, but Uzomba plans a grand opening in August, when the new space will include play areas, hardwood floors and a classroom where certified staff will conduct car-seat installation sessions. The question on everyone's minds: What about the annual kid-gear swap sale? Uzomba plans to host one in August, just in time for going back to school. But let's not talk about that yet.
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