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The Dibble’s Hobbies Journey
Dibble’s Hobbies is, without a doubt, the oldest hobby shop in San Antonio, and it may be the oldest in Texas. We can only attribute our longevity to dumb luck and good people – our customers and employees.  
However, Dibble’s didn’t begin its life as a “Hobby Shop” – there was no such thing in 1905. The original owners, the Dibble family, started it as a hardware and bicycle shop in downtown San Antonio and would bring in sporting goods and toys for Christmas. The store slowly evolved into a full-time toy store by the 1950’s, carrying bikes, sports equipment, camping gear and toys. In 1955, Dibble’s Toy Store was bought by the Johnson family, who moved it to its current location in the Jefferson Village shopping center in 1957 (at a time when the “strip center” was the newest idea in retail!). Since then, it has continued to slowly change with the times and the tastes of our customers – from Dibble’s Toys in the 1950’s, to Dibble’s Toys & Hobbies in the 1960’s, to Dibble’s Arts & Hobbies in the 1970’s, and finally to Dibble’s Hobbies in the late 1980’s. The ownership also changed but always within the “family” of store employees and is now owned and operated (since 1995) by the Chladek family.
The store and inventory have continually evolved, but the core of our business has remained the same – listen to the customer, help them solve their hobby challenges, and treat people fairly. Dibble’s Hobbies isn’t like retail stores that stock shelves and expect you to just buy their stuff – we are really a Service business that has products to help you pursue your favorite hobby! We are hobbyists, just like you, and have plenty of ideas and odd knowledge to share (and if we don’t have the answers, we WILL make-up something that sounds plausible – just for YOU – oh, sorry, I was just kidding!). We also try to remain up-to-date with information of the current, new and old products we carry. So give us a call, or send an e-mail, and we’ll do our best to fulfill your hobby needs!
Read for yourselves what the Small Business Weekly has to say about us.

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    Dibble's Hobbies
    1029 Donaldson Ave
    San Antonio, TX 78228
    Phone Number: (210) 735-7721
    In Business Since 2013

    Business Hours

    Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Sunday and Monday: Closed

    Payment Options

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