Jimmy Greco has always had a love for trains. When Tom Elerington sold his Ray’s Bike & Key Shop to John and Teresa Zugec, Tom suggested they expand their line of model trains & hire Jim as he is very knowledgeable. From 1971 to 1976 Jim & his wife Marlene worked along side Zugecs at J&T Hobby on Exchange Street in Downtown Geneva, New York. The families grew close over the years & when John & Teresa decided to move on from the hobby business, the Greco’s decided to give it a try. With the help of a new name thought of by Marlene’s mother Carmella & with Marlene working most days in the beginning (while watching their two sons), they started making plans to learn more about the hobby business all together.

Lake City Hobbies opened its doors in April 1976, at 8 Castle St. in Downtown Geneva. Many family members have worked over the years to bring quality service & a personal touch into some of our most beloved past times. Everyone who comes in can expect friendly service in a cozy atmosphere. 437 Exchange St. has given LCH the opportunity to carry the widest range of merchandise in the business’s history. Model Kits, Model Trains, Model Rockets, Kites, Radio Controlled Vehicles, Boomerangs, Sky Lanterns, Disc Golf Supplies, Necessities, & Collectables . . .

Over the years LCH has formed many close friendships in the area. Located right between Rochester and Syracuse, it’s the perfect place for hobbyists from all over as well as right here in the Heart of the Finger Lakes Region.

Stop in on the corner of Castle Street & Exchange Street in Downtown, Geneva New York, or browse our online store & have it shipped right to you!

~ You Never Outgrow Your Need To Play ~