Orange County's 52-year-old cluster of hobby stores, Hobby City on Beach Boulevard in Stanton, won't be closing after all, at least for the foreseeable future.
Hobby City, which is located not far from Knott's Berry Farm, was to close this month and be razed to make way for condos. The condo deal has fallen through due to the soft real estate market, and Hobby City will remain open indefinitely.
The miniature children's amusement park, Adventure City, will also remain open.
This is particularly good news for the boys in my family, who have happily bought model airplanes and gecko supplies at Hobby City over the years.