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. . . Relived the Days of the Independent Toy Store

Sunday, December 5, 2004; Page C02

. . . relived the days of the independent toy store. It may not have every toy under the sun, but Mumbles and Squeaks is enough to make any child (or the child at heart) crazy with glee. Step inside the small storefront and prepare to be overwhelmed. There are toys stacked on toys and crammed in every corner. But don't expect to find the latest video game: Every toy here is selected for the creative child.

Mumbles and Squeaks Toy Shoppe has been in its location for 10 years. (Matt Sheehan -- The Washington Post)

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Mumbles and Squeaks Toy Shoppe is at 8133 Main St. in the heart of historic Ellicott City. It is open 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. More information is available at www.mumblesandsqueaks.com or by calling the store at 410-750-2803.

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