You don’t have much time left. One of the last remaining mom and pop hobby stores in Southern California, founded in 1948 and in its current location since 1955, is run by a 92 year old man named Colby Evett and his wife, Yvonne.
Changing tastes have not been kind to the world of model rockets, RC planes, motor kits, and model airplanes. Yvonne, Colby’s wife, summed up the current situation in her own words:
“We really, really appreciate all the business we get, because now with video games and the internet, we’ve been hurting.”
If the internet is a source of competition for both customers’ attention and pocket books, then it can certainly be used to help connect this endangered hobby store with both the curious and the hobbyist alike.
Evett’s Model Shop
1636 Ocean Park Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405