About O.P. Taylor's
From Lori Grossman's Carolina Country article A 'Ton of Fun' at O.P. Taylor's...
"Customers’ rave reviews have spread O. P. Taylor’s story far and wide. USA Today included it in its 2014 list of the 10 Best Toy Stores, alongside the world-renowned FAO Schwarz and London’s Hamleys toy shop. Pretty impressive company. Let’s head to the Brevard location and find out why.
You know you’re in for a treat when you see the life-size toy soldiers “guarding” the entrance. Inside, the 6,000-square-foot space is jam-packed with toys on two levels. Owner John Taylor and his staff are a bunch of grownup kids who have a blast demonstrating (playing with) various toys. You’re encouraged to join the fun, too.
Taylor and his wife, Susie, acquired the space on S Broad Street in 1987. After a year as an outfitter store, they transitioned to toys. The magic began with the store’s attention-grabbing name.
They wanted something fun to pair with their last name. A friend suggested using “Opie,” the first name of Sheriff Andy Taylor’s young son on the Andy Griffith Show. The first two letters of the name were a perfect fit. Stocking the store was next on the agenda. John had definite ideas about what kind of toys he wanted to sell."
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