The Doll House and Toy Store – In the Spotlight

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The Queen Anne dollhouse. Beautiful colors!

Sari and Sam Powazek have been in the dollhouse, miniature and toy business since 1977.  In this era of quick start internet-only businesses, this brick & mortar store has withstood the test of time.  As a matter of fact, they proudly proclaim that The Doll House & Toy Store in North Scottsdale, AZ is the oldest family owned miniature, doll and toy store in North America! In September of 1977, The Powazeks’ started the shop with just 600 square feet.  Today they are a popular, thriving full line miniature and specialty toy store with 3650 square feet of fun! Real Good Toys is proud to include The Doll House & Toy Store in their family of preferred customers.

The Doll House & Toy Store is packed with educational and developmental toys from Melissa & Doug, International Playthings, and Calico Critters, to name just a few. They carry many lines of dolls, such as Middleton and Madame Alexander and the store has the only Middleton Nursery in Arizona. In the Dollhouse & Miniature community, they are recognized as one of the leading stores in the country.  Their offerings will dazzle each and every miniaturist.  The store stocks all types of dollhouse furniture and accessories – literally every miniature item you would need!  They display carefully selected,commercial and handcrafted artisan miniatures with a wide array of styles and designs. And of course, they carry dollhouses! Sari says, ” Many of our dollhouses have gone to sports people and entertainers, such as Britney Spears and Tanya Tucker. Our long history has given us a unique look at the history of minis. We are seeing people coming back after a break, new people getting involved and the younger generation redoing dollhouses that their grandfather did for them.”  The Doll House & Toy Store is also a member of DMMA, Dollhouse Miniatures Merchants Association.  This group is comprised of like minded, full line Dollhouse & Minature brick & mortar merchants whose goal is to increase awareness and interest in Dollhouses and Miniatures as a hobby. 

The Dollhouse & Miniature section of the store.  Look at all the minis!

The Dollhouse & Miniature section of the store. Look at all the minis!

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More dollhouses and miniatures!

 Sari & Sam have made shopping at their store an event.  They have created fun and interesting things to do for kids, parents and even grandparents! Grandparents Day comes once a month where Grandma and Grandpa can enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the grandkids play. Teacher Apprecation Night also comes once a month where teachers receive a discount on their purchases. The Doll House and Toy Store also hosts varied Arts & Crafts classes.  A really special treat for that child with an upcoming birthday is their Birthday Club. It saves time and money for the gift giver and allows the birthday boy or girl to get exactly what they’ve wished for. It was no surprise to learn that Sari holds a Masters Degree in early childhood education with seven years in the classroom.  That experience is obvious with the many hands on opportunities throughout the store. The Doll House & Toy Store caters to the young, and young at heart, and is commited to providing a family friendly shopping experience. If you are planning a trip to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, make sure to stop in and say hi to Sari and Sam.  This store is a must see in your travels!

 

The Doll House & Toy Store is located at the Promenade Shopping Center, 16447 N. Scottsdale Road, D115, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.

You can reach them by phone at 480-948-4630 or check their website, www.azdollhouse.com for all the latest information. 

Store hours are Monday – Friday 9 am – 8 pm, Saturday 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday 11 am – 5 pm.

 

 

One Response to “The Doll House and Toy Store – In the Spotlight”

  1. Paula bunch Says:

    Do you have catalogs.if you do send me one.my address is 412nelson neck rd.sea level,n.c. 28577. Thank you