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Old 08-03-2020, 12:56 PM
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Totally agree, Neal.
Thankfully I have several Nankin Hobby locations and The Prop Shop within an hour of my home, and most within 15 min of work location (if we ever go back to the offices regularly).

G-man, the very first hobby Shop I ever set a foot in was JOE"S BIKE SHOP on Van Dyke in Wanner Michigan. That must of had been in about 1963. I was 7 years old, and I went there for the big slot car tract they had. Joe's was on Van Dyke between 8 and 9 mile on the east side of the street.
I did not start my Space Career until December of 1966. my first Model Rocket came from
Hobby World in the Universal Mall at 12 mile and Dequinder. ( White Castle is on the corner).
I think Joe's became a Chain Store and the Hobby World did not last more that 5 years in the Mall. I remember that there was a Hobby Lobby on Woodward in Ferndale, I wounder if it was
part of the current Hobby Lobby Chain?
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Old 08-03-2020, 01:40 PM
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Joe's was a chain that has been gone probably close to 20 years.
The only hobby shop still existing in Warren, Mi. is The Prop Shop on Van Dyke.
It's still a great olde-tyme hobby shop that crams 20 tons of stuff into a 10-ton store.
White Castle is still on the corner of 12 & Dequindre. No worthwhile stores in the Universal mall.
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Old 08-03-2020, 03:10 PM
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It's been a long time scene I hunted for Model Rockets in Michigan.
I made a good score about 20 years ago in Prudenville on 55.
could not believe that this little shop had Rockets left over from the 70's and the 80's.
I never found a hobby shop around your neck of the woods. ( really did not look)
I heard you liked to make all those toilet jokes because you lived near Flushing.
JUST JOKING: Actually the only thing I remember about the Flint Area was that there was this real killer Roast Beef Sandwich place, it was called Heep Big Beef, way better than Roy Rogers or Arby's.
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Actually I live near Fenton which is 15mi SW of Flint.
Flushing is NW of Flint.
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It's been a long time scene I hunted for Model Rockets in Michigan.
I made a good score about 20 years ago in Prudenville on 55.
could not believe that this little shop had Rockets left over from the 70's and the 80's.
I never found a hobby shop around your neck of the woods. ( really did not look)
I heard you liked to make all those toilet jokes because you lived near Flushing.
JUST JOKING: Actually the only thing I remember about the Flint Area was that there was this real killer Roast Beef Sandwich place, it was called Heep Big Beef, way better than Roy Rogers or Arby's.


I used to go into Red Arrow whenever I did jobs at DC Cook or Palisades nuke plants.
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