Local hobby store closing (3/21/2000)
Sad, but a sale is a sale....
Hobby Depot in Richfield is closing for good. The owners of their
building did not renew their lease, apparently hoping to make a
killing because the airport is forcing other nearby business to
Everything in their store is 20% off this month, 30% off in
April, and 40% off in May.
They were mostly a model railroad shop, with a second strength in
military plastic models. I was there today. Their rocket selection
has always been pretty pitiful, and is mostly priced at full current
retail (e.g., D motors at $9.95, so the March deal isn't
particularly promising for most of the stuff...) They still had a
couple of dozen Estes RTF and Custom kits, including a few
discontinued things--a Maniac, a Sweet Vee, a MercAtlas, A Masters
Ed. Shuttle, an NCR Patriot, an original R2D2 and some Star Trek
stuff, and a couple of Aerotech rockets, including a starter set
(with SUs, not reloads). Also a handful of AT SU motors (a few each
of Ds, Es, Fs, Gs), and some Estes motors including a pack or two of
almost every recently discontinued type. Also some plastic models of
interest, including Russian kits of Sputnik and Vostok, and a
Shuttle or two.
They still had a pretty decent paint selection, some airbrushes,
a modest collection of tools, and a ton of HO train stuff.
I only spent about $25 (A couple of Estes nylon chutes at $3,
paint, and some booster motors in various sizes), so clearly it
isn't a roaring sale yet, but it might be worth a trip for some