For those looking to reminisce upon Christmases past — or any times past, for that matter — over that toy you bought or got at 65 Jobs Ln., time is running thin.
Previously Lillywhite's, a Southampton landmark and sporting goods store-turned toy shop for over a century, Stevenson's has maintained the independent toy store inventory the location's previous owner had for the past 10 years. But capitalizing on a down real estate market, owner Ray Stevenson said it's time for a change.
The good news is that the shop isn't moving very far — in fact, just across the street to 68 Jobs Ln.
"I guess we'll have all the little kids who come in line up across the street and we'll pass the toys along," joked Stevenson on Monday.
Stevenson said the move will offer his shop - which carries an inventory of nearly 10,000 items - roughly 50 percent more retail space than in its current location. Across the street, for example, he'll be able to set up and display a ping pong table, rather than limit customers' current experience of looking at the poster.
In addition, an updated electric system will allow the store to feature more videos — running DVD displays of products, for example.
Stevenson said he expects to make the move in January — after the holiday season, so as not to confuse customers. He said he finalized the purchase a week and a half ago.