Written by Jason Gilmer | Photos by Anthony Harden
“I’m a funny guy and I have a funny hat”: John Taylor,
of O.P. Taylor’s toy store, knows what makes the kids happy.
“It’s sort of cocky, but, Oh Susanna’s was, like, legendary,” Taylor says. “And I told Susie, my wife, I said, ‘I’m gonna make O.P. Taylor’s as legendary as Oh Susanna’s or better.’
“And she goes, ‘Well, good luck with that.’”
Luck might have had a hand in the success of O.P. Taylor’s, but that isn’t everything. Taylor turned his toy store into a chaotic wonderland that lights up a child’s eyes and worries a parent about their credit card limit.
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