The store may have been small, but our founders put their hearts into every aspect of it. From even before the first day the doors opened, every model and every bottle of paint was painstaking selected and lovingly displayed. The mission was to provide the most unique items, in the most unique atmosphere. In the years that followed we discovered more and more amazing items that we wanted to showcase in our store and very quickly our selection grew to include not only hobbies, but toys and gifts for all ages and all occasions.
Our tiny store was getting very crowded, very quickly and so a search began to find a new spot, where we could continue adding new and unique gifts. Finally, in 1982 we found a new place to call home and King Arthur’s officially moved to the Hyde Park Plaza. Our new space opened up possibilities that we couldn’t have even dreamed of before. Soon we were filling the new space with life size Lego models, giant marble runs and towering stuffed animals.
In 1992 we had a chance to return to our roots, to be a store right in the middle of one of Cincinnati’s neighborhoods and to be a part of our neighbor’s day to day lives. So we moved our store several blocks over and into the heart of Oakley Square.
We continued growing right alongside Oakley but as the years went by our founders realized it was becoming more and more difficult for them to keep up with the needs of our busy store. In 2015 they started their search to find a new family, one that would be able to carry on our tradition for the generations to come. In 2017 the Trebbi family officially picked up the torch and accepted the responsibility of guiding King Arthur’s into the future. They guided extensive renovations for our building, also adding new play and activity areas for youngsters and big comfy couches for the parents!
Our work continues today as we continue to look for new and unique gifts for our customers of all ages. We also challenge ourselves each day to re-invent and improve every part of the experience we provide. We want to make sure that every time you come into our store, we’ve somehow made it even better than the last time.