Sunday, December 18, 2016

Caboose Hobbies To Re-open In Lakewood

Caboose Hobbies, in whatever form the store survives, is set to re-open on Alameda Avenue in Lakewood just south of the Federal Center this month. The Denverite has more.

When the store closed at its original location on 500 S Broadway on September 11, 2016, it was the end of an era. The largest model train store in the world closed on the 20th anniversary of the Union Pacific - Southern Pacific merger on September 11, 1996.

While Denver Billionaire Philip Anschutz had purchased the Rio Grande in 1984, he had Rio Grande Industries purchase the Southern Pacific Transportation Company in 1988 and the two companies functioned as separate divisions of the same railroad. As a result, it was easy for me to imagine nothing had really changed. Unfortunately, the day everything changed was the merger of the Union Pacific. For me, that was the day the Rio Grande, Denver's home railroad finally died.

So it's a little more sad than before. On the other hand, it would feel even worse if Caboose Hobbies had closed forever. Now she has a fighting chance. When they open, drop by 10800 W. Alameda Ave, Lakewood, Colorado if you are in town! They should be are not (yet) open. If you are out of the metro area, visit www.caboosehobbies.com! They should have gift certificates for sale!⚒

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