Here are the shops that still operate to the best of my knowledge. I know I may be forgetting one or two up in the Northern Burbs.
LaGrange Hobby Center On Rt 45/LaGrange (They got a lot a nice girls) Rd. in downtown LaGrange
There was a shop in Danada Square shopping Center on the outskirts of Naperville. I have not been there in years and do not know if they still exist. Past time Hobby?...
Discount Hobby Warehouse off of 111th and Southwest Highway. Lots of new and older kits, but beware the shop has always looked like a bomb went off inside and if you have trouble seeing bring a flashlight!
M&Models on Cicero Ave not far from the above shop.
Berwyn Toy Trains and Models on Ogden Ave about 1 mile just East of Harlem.
There is a Hobby shop in the Plaza with the Toys R Us in Downers Grove on 75th and Lemont Rd.
Leisure Hours in a Mall outlot by the Louis Joliet mall. Alot of plastic at MSRP. The counter guys are D-Bags!
Down the street from the above heading South into CrestHill about 1.5 miles is Walts Hobbies.
There is a HobbyTown USA Behind the Target on Lagrange Rd/RT.45/96th Ave in Orland/Tinley Park The store is on 94th Ave? just cut through the Target lot and it is right there.There is a shop somewhere
I think in Desplaines
AdVenture Hobby in Wheeling
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in Elhurst. Look 'em up at www.alshobbyshop.com it's not a massive selection but they do have some stuff on sale and usually stock newer stuff as well. Also rummage thru their AM boxes as most of it's all 20-50% off. Some older stuff worth getting IMHO. Nice paint selection...and ask for Carol as she is a real swetheart and always polite.
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RAM Train & Hobby, 6603 W. Higgins Road, Chicago......
July 9 2012, 7:45 AM
A real old fashioned shop about 3 miles due east of O'Hare on the way into the city. Lots of plastic, new and old. Owner is a good guy who I've dealt with for about 30 years now. He does have a respiratory condition, do not wear any cologne or scented deodorant if you stop in.
Man I miss Trost and really would love for it to still be around.
Over on 47th street was an old time honest to goodness Hobby Shop. Old stuff and new stuff and run by a couple of old guys, who were young men when they started.
The wood floor creaked as you went room to room.
Sadly most (not all) old time stores like that are gone in this area
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