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Puzzle Zoo Named Best Toy Store In Dallas, Texas

Last updated Friday, September 6, 2013 16:08 ET

California based retailer honored in the 2013 Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards.

Fort-Worth, Dallas, United States of America, 09/06/2013 / SubmitMyPR /

With more than 235,000 votes cast, Puzzle Zoo at the NorthPark Center has been named the Most Awesome Dallas Toy Store. Puzzle Zoo was among 10 nominees up for the honor in the Red Tricycle 2013 Totally Awesome Awards. Puzzle Zoo, known for its eclectic mix of mainstream toys, puzzles, board games and unique collectibles, was nominated and voted for by its customers.

“Our customers have been saying it for years and now the rest of Texas can know it as well: Puzzle Zoo is the best toy store in Dallas,” said Mike Balkanli, Puzzle Zoo Marketing Director. The NorthPark Center Puzzle Zoo location was nominated in the Most Awesome Toy & Book Stores category, along with nine other stores in the area. Puzzle Zoo was also nominated for the best toy store award in Los Angeles, where it finished second in voting among all Los Angeles toy stores nominated.

The Totally Awesome Awards are handed out by Red Tricycle. Small businesses are nominated by readers in more than 25 categories, including Most Awesome Toy & Book Store, Most Awesome Family Camping Site and more. With this honor, the Dallas Puzzle Zoo location will receive a Q&A profile, as well as a “Hot List” listing with the company and further acknowledgements through Red Tricycle email listings and their blog. Puzzle Zoo will also be listed on the best toy store awards page for one year, giving this Southern California-based small business national recognition.

“We hope that with this award, more people will learn about what Puzzle Zoo has to offer in Dallas and in Southern California, as well as on our online toy store , Puzzlezoo.com,” added Mike Balkanli.

More information can be found on the Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards website.

Puzzle Zoo is a family owned toy store started in 1993 by Jay Demircift, a successful entrepreneur and businessman. The Santa Monica flagship location originally carried just puzzles, but now boasts thousands of toys, games, action figures, dolls and more. Puzzle Zoo currently has five retail locations in Southern California and one store in Dallas, Texas; as well as its online toy store PuzzleZoo.com.