Frontline Hobbies' new venture in Casey's Toys
Frontline Hobbies has joined forces with Uncle Pete’s Howard Sher and will run the hobby section of soon-to-be relaunched Casey’s Toys at Erina on the NSW Central Coast.
Casey’s Toys began trading in 1974 and was recently acquired by Sher. The new business will trade as Casey’s Toys and will use the original premises with a new logo and updated colours.
“Howard approached us to see if we were interested in running a hobby store in the same building while he runs the toy store. We had a meeting, went down and visited the site and struck a deal within two weeks,” said Frontline Hobbies’ founder Colin Scott.
“It’s something that has happened out of left field, six weeks ago we didn’t know about it. It was an opportunity that came along, we costed it and analysed it and made the decision from there,” he said.
“It will be a concept store similar to the Uncle Pete’s in Castle Hill, with a comprehensive hobby offer supplied Frontline Hobbies. We’re really excited about what we’ll be able to offer the people of the Central Coast in the long standing tradition of Casey’s Toys,” said Sher.
The store is undergoing extensive renovation and refurbishment and is scheduled to re-open on 3 June.
The full interview with Colin Scott will appear in the upcoming June issue of Toy & Hobby Retailer magazine.