name of store

by Linda Hawkins
(Castle Rock WA)

Trying to remember the name of the toy store that use to be located on main, across the street from the mission....

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Oct 26, 2011
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Store name
by: Ken

Bob Stuart's Toyland.

Oct 29, 2012
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Re: Name of toy store on Main St.
by: Anonymous

I believe the name was Toyland and the owner 's
name was Bob _________?

Jun 09, 2013
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Toyland?
by: Anonymous

I thought Toyland was the big one on Main where Carpeteria was later located. The one downtown was smaller and I don't remember its name.

Jun 10, 2013
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Name of store on Main Street
by: Anonymous

I agree with the previous comment. Toyland was located in the old Carpeteria Store, located on Main Street between Loma Vista and Evergreen. The downtown toystore across from the Mission was Ventura Toystore (I believe) which later housed Truebloods Antique Store.

Jun 21, 2014
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Toy Store
by: Anonymous

It was the Ventura Toy Store. We used to ride our bikes from East Barnett on the Avenue to the pier to go fishing. This was in the mid 60's. Every time we went into toy store to just look around there was always a older lady that would follow our every step. She was kind of scary looking. Those were the Good Ole Days

Sep 15, 2014
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Toy store
by: Mark andrade

It was called Ventura toy store I remember as kid my parents use to take our family to dinner at Chinese garden restaurant and I remember seeing two puppets in big window I think they where called jerry and knuckle head . Man those were the good old day's growing up in Ventura was great.

Feb 27, 2015
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Remember the old Toy Store on lower Main Strret
by: Anonymous

I remember going to that toy store all the time. The owner usto donate time to the Mission and dress up as a clown for Mission events. I went to Holy Cross for a couple of years till I could not stnad the nuns who were led by siter ROSe who gave out corpral punishment like giving out candy. Ths how it was back in those days. Far cry from what wehave today. But I did have alot of good memories.

Jul 04, 2015
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Bob Stuarts's Toyland
by: Dotti Stuart-Oliver

Hi all, the name of the store was Bob Stuarts's Toyland. My parents Bea and Bob Stuart owned and operated the store until the mid 60's. The big attraction was the huge neon clown that sat atop,the building "juggling" balls above his head. Those were the days, each morning all the bicycles and tricycles were put out in front of the store, the train display was set to run and if you were on your way to a party your purchase was happily wrapped in cute paper and ribbon (at no charge). One of my fondest memories was going to the store as a child before Thanksgiving dinner to decorate the windows of the store. My job was to glue the cotton balls (snow) on the windows. Yes, back then Christmas Holidays began the day after Thanksgiving, not in Sept ! Oh Those Were The Days!

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