Another hobby shop going away

I braved the snowstorm today in Lansing, MI to check out my local hobby shop. As I was paying for my stuff I was making small talk with the guys there. They
told me that they are going to close up around the end of February.
I am seriously bummed about this. They've been here in Lansing for almost 30 years. The next closest hobby shop is about 1 1/2 hours from here. But, between declining interest and online sales they just can't compete in a town this size any more. Jack "the 109 nut"
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Hi Jack, I'm sorry to hear about the local shop going under. I know there is Deans Hobby Stop in Flushing and J-Bar in Tecumseh, I'm not sure how close those are. J-Bar has everything, I think they're kinda expensive. Dean's is awesome and specializes in older second hand kits, I drive up from central Ohio a few times a year.
Later...MarkM

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Jack1865 wrote:

Which store? Riders, or Hobby Hub? Thanks.
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We had two stores here that carried models and supplies of a sort... one is a craft/hobby shop that carries models as a sideline. They try hard and I know the owners, who want me to teach some figure paining classes... maybe I can get them to also let me have a modeling club meet there!
One small shop closed and I am going to try to buy the last models they had and sell some on Ebay and keep the rest. He also had Warhammer, which I would like consign from him and sell online.
I am going to Anchorage tomorrow and should have time to visit their one surviving shop... nice to visit...
Lance

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Not to be fatalistic, but the same scenerio of small shops closing is happening everywhere. I have one good hobby shop within 20 miles driving distance, and it's hanging on by a thread. Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately), it's much more convenient to do our shopping online and have the goodies delivered to our front doors.
Lee
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Trouble is, it's really hard to grok a kit over the internet - on-line shopping just ain't the same as a hobby shop experience...
RobG
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wrote:

I know that our local Hobbytown USA shop was going gangbusters with the sale of model kits before during and after the holidays. So they must be doing something right.
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It's not the franchise, its's the A-Hole that manages our Hobbytown in Columbus, OH. I won't go back! I've been to others that were fine.
My 2cents woth...Mark M

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