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Phil's Hobby Shop: Fighting Boredom Since 1975
Posted on July 28, 2012 at 10:13:30 am by Lauren C.
Got a hobby? Look no further than Phil's Hobby Shop! A locally-owned business, Phil's Hobby Shop began in 1975 when Phil Gieseking bought the 1722 Lake Avenue shop location. Ultimately, he wanted to start a repair business for radios. An avid remote control plane flyer himself, Phil turned the store into what is now known as Phil's Hobby Shop. Fast forward 30 years and Phil's Hobby Shop has added a location on Clinton Street as well as a location in Defiance, Ohio. In 2011, Phil's son, Steve Gieseking, and his business partner, Paris McFarthing, purchased the Lake Avenue store in hopes of carrying on the family tradition. The two have expanded the family business to include yet another location in Fort Wayne at the Parkwest Shopping Center. Today, Phil's Hobby Shop continues to experience healthy growth in the hobby industry.
One thing is for sure: the people of Fort Wayne should come to Phil's Hobby Shop for an experience. Take a turn on the 16 foot slot car track, visit the kid's area, and watch the custom train display being built. All associates are hobby enthusiasts willing to go the extra mile. They are happy to service a purchase. So, be sure to keep Phil’s Hobby Shop in mind for your next hobby related purchase!