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For Immediate Release
News Date: May 14, 2021

UPDATE: Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Announces Reopening of Golden Hobby Gift Shop June 1

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

The June 1 date is an update from the planned May 18 opening, and was selected to align with the start of summer programming.

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.

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