Back in 1981 Christian Trost and Avivah Wathal sold their business in New Jersey and planned to retire in New Fairfield, CT. One week into retirement they were walking down Bank Street in New Milford, CT and saw a store front for rent. Since they had some inventory of toys and gifts left from the sale in NJ and since they were only 50 something they came out of retirement to open Nordica. It was full of unique gifts from Europe for adults as well as a children’s section complete with a Brio Train table,Playmobil, Lego and many more familiar toys and games. In 2001 Joe’s Salon, which was upstairs from Nordica, wanted to expand to both floors.
Nordica moved from Bank Street to Main Street and became Nordica Toys. The adult gifts went away and the store became about toys and games for kids.
In 2002, they were really ready to retire. That’s when Marie McCarthy was introduced to the couple. Ms. McCarthy worked with them through Christmas learning the business and on March 1, 2003 became the new owner of Nordica Toys.
Nordica Toys is open 7 days a week year round. The store motto is “Your One Stop Toy Store”.We have what your need,we offer free gift wrapping,we offer
birthday cards and we get you out quickly to the party with wrapped gift in hand.It’s not uncommon to go to a birthday party and see more than 50% of the
gifts from Nordica Toys.
You can find us at Nordicatoys.com and also on facebook.