Wonder! has suddenly shut its doors.
After much anticipation for the mega-retail store geared toward
busy families, the 135,000-square-foot, one-stop shopping
destination opened in Deerfield in late October. At the time, the
man behind the vision, Shane Christensen, told Chicago Parent he
wanted to take the stress from new parents by providing advice from
experts, entertainment for the kids and everything a child would
ever need, from gear to clothing to toys.
The company issued a statement saying it plans to restructure
and is hopeful about the future of the concept behind Wonder!
Company officials were not available for comment Monday
A workshop by First Class Care and Parenting Perspectives
planned for this weekend, Creating a Partnership with Your Nanny,
has been canceled. Those who paid to attend will receive refunds, a
spokesman for First Class Care said Monday afternoon.
Tamara is the editor of Chicago Parent and mom of three.
See more of Tamara's stories here.
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