Niagara Hobby and Craft Mart closes doors

Posted at 11:09 AM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 11:53:13-04

Niagara Hobby and Craft Mart, a longtime staple in Cheektowaga known for the 1948 red caboose in its parking lot, has gone out of business.

A message posted on its website thanks customers for their patronage during the store's more than 60 year run, the last 32 at Walden and Union.

"We wish to thank our employees - many of whom began with us as high school students and continued with us through, and sometimes past, their college and university years; our suppliers- manufacturers and wholesalers for ensuring that we had the products we needed; those organizations throughout Western New York that permitted us to support their good work; and our customers, whose transactions made possible our journey."

The post concludes with "Perhaps, you may see us again." 

Niagara Hobby and Craft Mart was founded by John Kavulich, who passed away in 2003.