Sunday, September 4, 2016

Caboose Hobbies

"All good things must come to an end..."
Caboose Hobbies in Denver was the largest model train store in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, but no longer. In July, the owners of the building decided to sell the property, probably due to Denver's booming real estate market. Instead of moving to a new location the owners (Duane and Joanna Miller) have decided to retire. I can honestly say that it has been a joy working for the Miller's. Joanna especially made every effort to treat everyone with kindness. She was sweetest boss I'll ever have.

After working at Caboose for 8 1/2 years, I will now have more time to spend on my layout. Not to mention spending more time on the upcoming 2017 National Narrow Gauge Convention that will be here next August!

There will be many things I'll miss about the store closing: employee discounts (the Caboose Hobbies salary re-cooperation plan), doughnuts or Duffy Rolls on Mondays, watching customers in the store on their very first visit with their eyes wide open (just imagine adults looking like little kids in the giant train toy store at Christmas) or talking with customers from all over the globe who have become friends over the years.

Mostly I will miss working with the wonderful people that were the Caboose Hobbies family.


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