The Largest store of our kind In Canada!
Twelve thousand square feet is a lot for a hobby store. Alot for any store, but we manage to fill it, and fill it well indeed. With very diverse product lines and a very large inventory we can now truly say that we have something for everyone. Six foot aisles are now the norm so there is no problem moving about the store to find what you need. Our customers being able to find things is one of the things we pride ourselves on and we work hard to keep our shelves neat an tidy. This e-commerce site is also growing daily. Always bringing you the very latest from the hobby and craft industries.
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|Here at PM Hobbycraft we have always taken pride in being able to be a fun place to shop for the whole family and in the years preceding our move to the new store we were forced to sacrifice space from our craft section for the quickly growing radio controlled cars and airplanes. |
Now, thankfully, we have room for both and crafts are quickly growing towards their former glory and beyond.
Kids of all ages (including kids at heart) can enjoy a multitude of products ranging from Telescopes, to rug hooking kits to Radio Control Monster Trucks.
Building Memories for over three generations
Grand Parents, Parents and Children have been coming here Ever since 1956. That was the year that my
Grand parents, George and Sybil Pepperdine decided to extend the already successful PMS Camera Shop to include hobby and craft items(PMS stood for Photo/Movie Supplies). It was Located in Calgary's first shopping mall, the North Hill shopping Center, in it's scant 1700 square feet. PMS Hobbycraft was quietly preparing for a very exciting future.
Family has always been what drives this business and I'm sure it was an easy transition when the camera and hobby portions of PMS was divided in 1974. Ted Pepperdine, My Uncle, Re-opened PMS Camera across the mall from the existing shop which would be renamed PMS Hobby Craft. Under the watchful eye of my Parents, Jim and Ruth Pepperdine, PMS Hobby Craft continued to grow and prosper over the next 5 years.
Watching the move of 1979 from my perspective of a 7 year old seemed to be no big deal at all. All I had to do was load boxes with merchandise, run the "very cool" power lift on the back of the U-Haul and spill a plate full of hot chili down my Dad's back. Somehow we got everything loaded, moved in and set up over at the new location in Northgate Villiage (Near the current NE Home Depot). In this new location, which seemed impossibly huge at nearly 2500 square feet, we were able to carry more merchandise and double sales.
Many things have changed in the 26 years since then, and like any healthy family we continue to grow. At the turn of the new millennium a name change was in order from the old PMS Hobby Craft to the more "politically correct" PM Hobbycraft. A decision not easily made considering the fact that the name had been with us for nearly half a century. Ownership has also changed and my wife, Debbie, and I are proud to say that a Pepperdine will continue at the helm for a long time to come. Now with over 12,000 square feet, the widest selection, and best service of any hobby and craft store in North America we have truly become an Icon in the industry.
..I know my Grandad would be proud.
Doug Pepperdine - President
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