He had a dream. In 1948, 25-year-old Charles Lazarus turned his dream of creating a child-oriented business into a reality. Lazarus started a baby furniture store, Children's Bargain Town, in Washington, D.C. Lazarus filled his store with cribs and baby furniture and ran it single-handedly, overseeing everything from keeping the books to delivering merchandise in customers' homes. After months of listening to customer requests for many items. The first toy he added to the inventory was a cradle gym. When it proved a strong seller, he added tricycles, books and other toys. Almost ten years later, Charles adopted the supermarket model for his store.
Later years recognizing the incredible potential of the Internet, Toys "R" Us launched www.toysrus.com in June 1998, and it quickly became one of the fastest growing sites in the toy and baby shopping categories. It is still growing.