RED BANK, NJ: After 45 years, Hobbymasters, one of the few remaining hobby and toy stores is closing up shop.

Owner Arlene Placer is retiring and will shut its doors for the last time in late March.  Hobbymasters is located at 62 White Street and most noticeable with its iconic mural that stretches across the entire building.

Everything is 25% off until this Friday, February 21st.

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The shelves are starting to empty, but in its heyday, it was a blast just to walk through.

For those of a certain age, it’s a great place that was like the old “Prown’s” when it was on Broad Street.

It had everything for the hobbyist and toy enthusiast; trains, planes, puzzles, car models, all kinds of paints, radio-controlled cars and much more.

“It’s been a thrill and a pleasure to be in this town.  My feelings are mixed; sometimes happy, sometimes sad, but after 45 years, in a way I’m glad to be out of it,” said Placer.

To watch a fun TV commercial of Hobbymaster's, click HERE.

It was confirmed that the building was sold to the Philip J. Bowers & Company that owns extensive property in Red Bank  and Tinto Falls, including the two buildings next to Hobbymasters.

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