GREENFIELD (WITI) -- It would have been 50 years this summer, but now Greenfield News & Hobby is closing its doors next Saturday. Through the crafts and hobbies filled there, the store's local legacy will hopefully live on.
"When I was a kid I did hobbies all the time, stick model airplanes, little cars," said Dave Boenning, customer.
"My late husband would come here quite often for all his modeling equipment and stuff and I'd come in here all the time for art supplies, draft paper, drawing pencils," said Sandra Lovas-Lopez, customer.
50 years of memories at Greenfield News & Hobby.
"You feel like a teacher that has been teaching for many years and you have generations and such. We've had parents who brought their kids in and then we have those you know having kids and they're coming in," said Jay Gordon, Owner of Greenfield News & Hobby.
And as the owner, Gordon has been a part of practically everyone. Even when the store was in Cudahy more than 20 years ago.
"Bought the business back in 1980 from my parents. They stared it in 1965. So I grew up in it since age 6 and took it over when I got out of college," said Gordon.
"People are just saying 'you can't close, you can't close!' And they're somewhat disappointed yet they understand," said Gordon.
Gordon says over the past 7 or 8 years, business has simply fallen as prices have risen.
"It's an aging industry," said Gordon.
But Gordon is trying to stay positive, looking forward to doing some of the hobbies he's been basically watching all these years. Just another way to ensure, all those memories are preserved.
"We had so many different unique products, and great service. We had great employees that really gave their all and I appreciated it very much," said Gordon.
Since they announced they were closing, employees say they've been pretty busy, but now they're only a few more days for people to come and get what they need because Greenfield News & Hobby is closing its doors on March 7th.