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Remembering the hobby shops of yesteryear

May 3, 2021
“A really wholesome cheap thrill”: A listener on the joys of model rockets and the the hobby shops of his youth.
"It's a really wholesome cheap thrill," Marketplace listener Ted Dupont said about launching model rockets.
Courtesy Max Myers

"I could just get lost in the place": Remembering a Connecticut sheet music store

Apr 6, 2021
Piano teacher Victoria Reeve shares what Foundry Music meant to the New Haven community.
New Haven piano teacher Victoria Reeve in front of the now-closed sheet music store Foundry Music.
Courtesy of Victoria Reeve

Why Fry's Electronics was more than a store to many

Feb 26, 2021
The ailing tech store closed this week, devastating longtime fans.
"It was this magical wonderland where pretty much everything with a power cord was on sale," said Parker Hall, a product reviewer for Wired.
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