UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — British partygoers recently turned an abandoned Toys ‘R’ Us store into an unauthorized rave.
Since the retail toy chain filed for bankruptcy last year, it has closed the doors of hundreds of stores in the U.S. and the U.K. One group of ravers, however, tried to put an empty store in Hounslow, London to use in March.
They planned an unlicensed music event, sold tickets and brought in a sound system.
The shop front was even rebranded ‘Raves ‘R’ Us’ with graffiti.
Police, however, got word of the event and shut the party down before it even got going. Local authorities tweeted March 31, saying five people were arrested and asked ticket holders to stay away from the area.
Meanwhile, on April 13, Isaac Larian, CEO of MGA Entertainment, offered nearly $900 million to buy the Toys ‘R’ Us retail toy chain.
If the sale goes through, Toys ‘R’ Us will reportedly keep its iconic name.