Got Toys: Local business owner aims to offer something for everyone at her stores in Gruene, New Braunfels and Wimberley

Owner of Got Toys.

Owner of Got Toys.

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Jen Manning
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Rubik’s Puzzles
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UGEARS Mechanical Models
Jen Manning opened the first location of her toy store, Got Toys, in Gruene in 2009. She expanded to a second location in downtown New Braunfels in 2012, and most recently opened up shop in Wimberley earlier this year.

Although she was inspired by her background in elementary education, Manning said she strives to provide something for everyone in her stores. Got Toys features hard-to-find, unique items for children and adults, including products from lines that only sell to specialty stores, she said.

“A lot of people bring their kids in because their kids have never been in a neighborhood toy store,” Manning said, noting that the experience also takes parents and grandparents to a nostalgic place. “We have classic toys that they remember, plus the new, funky things kids like as well.”

According to Manning, each location of Got Toys has a different appeal to serve its unique audience. In New Braunfels guests are greeted by a bright and colorful environment that includes some larger items not found in the other two stores, which cater largely to tourists.

Gruene location
1714 Hunter Road, New Braunfels
830-620-4700
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.,  Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

New Braunfels location
180 W. Mill St., New Braunfels
830-358-7200
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wimberley location
111 River Road, Ste. 200B, Wimberley
512-842-3056
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
By Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson is editor of the New Braunfels edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covers local business, new development, city and county government, health care, education and transportation. Rachel relocated to Central Texas from Amarillo in 2009 and is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


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