FAO Schwarz was founded in 1862 and was the oldest toy store in the United States. The flagship store was located on Fifth Avenue in New York City. It was a popular tourist destination and gained iconic status thanks to movies like Big. It closed in July 2015 after parent company Toys R Us announced it was giving up the lease to save money.
When a young boy makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big—he wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the unfamiliar world of grown-ups including getting a job and having his first romantic encounter with a woman.