San Francisco store behind inspiration for Toy Story closes due to crime

An iconic San Francisco toy store that served as the inspiration behind the Toy Story franchise announced it would be closing in February due to high crime.

The Luhn family opened Jeffrey’s Toys in 1938, and the business grew to have seven locations, according to a report.

Now, the last location at 45 Kearny Street will close its doors.

Rising crime in downtown San Francisco has proven to be the ruin of countless retailers in the Bay Area, including Jeffrey’s Toys, said Ken Sterling, an attorney for the Luhn family.

“After 75 years of gratefully serving the San Francisco community, the store will be closing next month. The store has been struggling for a number of years, due to the perils and violence of the downtown environment, inflation, the decrease in consumer
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