Archive for December, 2009

We are starting to order more products (new stuff and the favourites) to re-stock the shelves.  To make more room we have discounted some items from 25% and all the way up to 40% off.

All Christmas books and music and decorations are at least 25% off.

Wooden dishes/cookware, puzzles, baking stuff… There is some great stuff at great prices so come down and check it out!


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2009 was certainly a big year for our family. It was around a year ago that we signed a lease for a somewhat dilapidated building at the corner of Locke and Melbourne.

It was a leap of faith for two people who were new to Hamilton and new to small business.

Watching the renovations take place while we busily prepared every aspect of what would become Citizen Kid was a time of great anticipation and a little anxiety too.  (check out the March-May archives to see more)  Thankfully we had the support of some great people along the way.

Everything has come together in a way we couldn’t have imagined.  Our grand opening in May, that rainy summer, the Locke Street Festival, Christmas — all memorable highlights of this past year.  We can’t thank our customers enough for their support.

2010 will see Citizen Kid continuing to evolve.  New products, new promotions, new ideas.  We can’t wait!

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Locke Street today…

Locke Street is closed off today due to (another) broken water main — a block north of Citizen Kid.

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New winter hours…

Monday – Saturday  10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday 11:00am – 4:30pm

Statutory Holidays – closed

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It’s Christmas Eve!

We wish you a very Merry Christmas!

We would like to extend our sincere THANKS! for a wonderful holiday season at Citizen Kid… thanks to you, our customers, we “survived” our first Christmas in retail.  It has been lots of fun — it’s really neat to imagine all the little citizen kids out there seeing their gifts for the first time.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,  and Happy New Year!

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Just a quick update to let you know that we will be closed Sunday December 27.

For the rest of the Holiday hours click here.

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8 more shopping days…

I am shocked to report that there are 8 days of Christmas shopping left and I have been done my own shopping for days now!  Definitely a record for me.

The hustle and bustle on Locke Street has been enjoyable for us and staying open late on Thursdays and Fridays has gone well too.  People seem to appreciate having a chance to shop for toys and gifts AFTER their little ones are tucked in for the night.

If you happen to be on your way to Locke Street over the next few days be sure to check out the latest addition — The Cheese Shoppe on Locke is open for business!  They have an amazing selection of cheese (obviously) as well as countless gourmet  gift ideas.  They’ve really done an amazing job on the design and layout of their new store.  We hope they enjoy your support, as we have.

Lastly, we are getting close to running out of some items at Citizen Kid so please do visit us soon for best selection.  If you haven’t yet crossed off the names off all the kids in your life from your Christmas list come on down for everything from dinosaurs to Princess castles, big gifts and stocking stuffers.  See you soon!

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