San Francisco

The Hobby Company closes for seismic retrofit, future location TBA

At the end of August, the Hobby Company of San Francisco closed its doors for a seismic retrofit at 5150 Geary Boulevard, where it first opened for business in 1975.

Fully planned and announced before the fact with signage and via Facebook, the closure will nonetheless halt operations, at least temporarily, for the Richmond's landmark DIY depot.

Hobby Company representatives were unavailable to comment on the state and future of the store, but according to the shop's announcement, a future iteration of the Hobby Company seems to be planned, even if its future location is as yet unknown. A sign currently in the window offers announcements about "future location information."

The Hobby Company was officially designated a San Francisco legacy business last month, and sold an array of kit and model supplies, paints, threads and fabrics, and assorted other paraphernalia. 

Unless and until the Hobby Company announces a reboot elsewhere, the nearest spots in the Richmond for art and craft supplies are The Gables (5356 Geary) and the Wishing Well (252 Clement).

Thanks to W. for the tip! See something interesting while you’re out and about? Text Hoodline and we’ll try to find out what’s going on: (415) 200-3233.

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