Fans will find a complete assortment of the company’s popular historical and contemporary dolls, along with doll outfits, accessories, girl-sized clothing and a variety of best-selling American Girl books. In addition, American Girl fans will be able to enjoy a meal and dessert or celebrate a birthday in the store’s fun and casual bistro. Store open M-Th 10 am-8 pm, F-Sa 10 am-9 am, 11 am-6 pm; bistro, M-Th 11 am-5:30 pm, F-Sa 10 am-7:30 pm, Su 11 am-4:30 pm. www.americangirl.com 4400 Sharon Road, 877.247.5223. Map 1, C7
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This 3,650-square-foot toy retailer is stocked with high-quality toys, games, books and anything else a kid, or kid-at-heart, could imagine. Go back to classic wooden toys and puzzles or start experimenting with science and nature projects. Open M-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su noon-6 pm. www.brilliantskytoys.com 9882-G Rea Road, 704.542.5145.
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