Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hobby City to Remain Open

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.


Blogger Irene said...

I was really happy to hear this on the news yesterday. There have been times when I needed that hard to find item and Hobby City was the place to go. Adventure City opened right after Jennifer was just a bit too old for it but I thought it was a wonderful family friendly place for kids.

7:18 AM  
Blogger William R. Cousert said...

At first, I thought it was great. Hobby City was going to survive!

Last week (May 13, 2009), I visited Hobby City and had a change of heart. The Hobby City I remember as a child is gone. Most of the shops are closed and the few remaing shops suck.

Hobby City needs a major makeover, or it needs to be closed.

Bulldoze the existing buildings and build a new hobby oriented mall.

10:32 AM  

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