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For Immediate Release
News Date: May 03, 2021

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Announces Reopening of Golden Hobby Gift Shop

COLUMBUS – Columbus Recreation and Parks Department will reopen the Golden Hobby Gift Shop on Tuesday, May 18 at its new location in the Columbus Performing Arts Center (CPAC), located at 549 Franklin Ave. The shop will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

Golden Hobby Gift Shop is a senior arts and consignment shop that offers an array of handmade goods for sale, including quilts, ceramics, woodcrafts, paintings and more, all made by Columbus-area seniors. Staffed by Columbus Recreation and Parks Department employees and a group of dedicated senior volunteers, the shop also offers a variety of art- and craft-making classes, ranging in skill level from beginner to advanced.

“The Golden Hobby Gift Shop has been a special place for seniors in our community and for visitors to our city for 50 years,” said Paul Rakosky, interim director of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. “We are excited to reopen this unique shop and look forward to welcoming consigners and shoppers back.”

A staple in the community since 1971, the shop’s reopening at its new location in the downtown Discovery District comes after it closed in March 2020 due to the public health emergency. 

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