Where Short-Term Leases Are Available

WHERE SHORT-TERM LEASES ARE AVAILABLE Last year’s temporary store in the Galleria (one of 90 nationwide) worked out well for the company, so Toys “R” Us is trying it again, in 7 sites throughout the Houston area. Lucky them: A number of malls have space available this year. Toys “R” Us Express stores will open soon at the Galleria, in the West Oaks Mall, Pasadena Town Square, Greenspoint Mall, Katy Mills Mall, Baybrook Mall, and the Outlets at Conroe to handle the holiday toy rush. But all are scheduled to close in January. Nationwide, 600 new 4,000-sq.-ft.-or-so short-time Express locations this year will double the number of Toys “R” Us stores for the real part of the retail season. Half of those stores have already opened. [Houston’s Hiring]