Children’s toy shop opening in July on East Passyunk Avenue

Your children will soon be begging you to take them to this new East Passyunk Avenue shop.


A toy store called Tildie’s Toy Box is expected to open in July in the former jewelry store location at 1829 E. Passyunk Ave.

Local residents Michelle and Paul Gillen-Doobrajh are opening this shop, which will carry goodies for kids from infant through age 14. Products will include wooden toys from Hape and Janod, Brio trains, Crazy Aaron’s Putty, plush toys from Jellycat and Manhattan Toy Company and plenty more. You’ll be able to pick up pretty much any toys you can think of, ranging from science kits to arts and crafts. The shop aims to carry items that will spark creativity, imagination and exploration.

The logo for the shop was designed by Julia Fiorello. Photo from Tildie’s on Facebook.

Tildie’s Toy Box is aiming for a mid-July opening. There will also be grand opening celebrations happening on Sunday, July 24 from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m.

The store will be open seven days a week. Hours for the shop are still being finalized. Want to know more about Tildie’s Toy Box? Visit their website and Facebook page.