JouJou Toy Store at The Grand America Hotel

A new new toy store in town goes way beyond the latest toys on Target store
shelf. It’s called JouJou and it carries unique games, books, and vintage
inspired candy. Debbie Nisson, with the Grand America Hotel joins us now,
with some of the hottest toys you can find at JouJou.

· The Grand America Hotel opened its newest addition to “The Shops at
The Grand” called JouJou (French word for “toy”) right before the holidays –
November 25, 2011. It’s been very well received by the community and hotel

· JouJou has a very unique selection of toys, books, vintage games and
other items for children of all ages that you won’t find anywhere else in town.

· JouJou inspires imagination through interactive play centers.

· Families enjoy coming to the hotel to visit JouJou and to stop by La Bonne
Vie for a treat, hot chocolate or gelato.

· Many elements within JouJou were created by local artisans.

· We had a very popular Holiday Window Stroll this year that featured a fun
“treasure hunt” activity for children. Children received a cookie as a reward
for completing the activity. We gave away about 20,000 shortbread cookies
from La Bonne Vie, our French Patisserie.
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· The Grand is a locals gathering place. We have activities planned year
round at the hotel including:

o JouJou – Book Readings every Saturday at 12 noon

o JouJou – Monthly appearances by children’s book authors and illustrators

o La Bonne Vie – our French Patisserie features handcrafted pastries,
artisanal chocolates, Italian gelato, full espresso bar including decadent hot
chocolate – a local favorite. Beautiful gift packages are available.

o Afternoon Tea – every day in the Lobby Lounge

o Live Jazz every Friday and Saturday night in the Lobby Lounge

o The Garden Café – in addition to fresh, seasonal menus for breakfast,
lunch and dinner, we also offer daily breakfast and lunch buffets – very
popular with locals

o The Garden Café – of course also offers the award-winning Sunday

o Continental Breakfast along with an Espresso Bar – offered every day in
the Lobby Lounge.


Sampling of unique items available at JouJou:

Build your own “bot” Robot. Features modular, interchangeable parts.
Children build and program themselves or buy pre-packaged.

Whimsical Fairies.Children capture their fairy from the magical Honey Tree

Vintage games: re-issued original board games and other game activities

Collectible Toys: Schylling (pronounced “shilling) Tin Toys including cars,
vintage robots, handmade kittens, and other whimsical toys

Pop Art pieces: photo albums, children’s furniture pieces featuring a collage
of sparkly and whimsical trinkets and toys

Paper dolls: made by a NYC fashion designer

Children’s activity items: sewing, flipbook, and art books

Children’s books: vast array of vintage and current books for children. Of
note, JouJou will be featuring an author series where children’s book authors
will do readings and autograph books.

Eco-friendly toys and games.

Candy and sweets.

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