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Top Shops For Unique Interests In South Florida

Unique interests are an excellent way of connecting generations, building friendships and developing the beginnings of career interests, especially for young children. Plus they can be an escape from daily life.  Here are the some of the top stores that cater to those interests in South Florida.
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Tate's Gaming Satellite
4580 North University Drive
Lauderhill, Florida 33351
(954) 742-5141

With gaming events taking place every night, Tate's has become home to the hobbyist that enjoys role-play gaming from time to time. With table space, refreshments and a hobby shop that feeds their inner gamer, guests frequent this location for a friendly atmosphere and good times. Tate's is known for its large tournament events. More than just a place to play games, Tate's Gaming Satellite is also part of Tate's Comics, filled with comic books and merchandise. Since opening this business, it has grown from a tiny space and upgraded to meet the needs of enthusiasts from all over South Florida. Tate's Gaming Satellite, Tate's Comics and Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery are much like a hobby mall in comparison to the other hobby shops in the area.

Mr. Moe's Restaurant & Bar

Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery
nside and Upstairs at Tate's
4566 North University Drive
Lauderhill, Florida 33351
(954) 748-0181

While the men are downstairs gaming, there is also a little something for the ladies: a shop inside of a shop! A family-owned establishment, Bear and Bird has become labeled a "pop culture mecca." Including exhibits dedicated to nostalgia and pop art, Bear and Bird is also an art gallery and boutique supporting local artists and vendors. The boutique features special and unique gift items, including toys, jewelry and handmade items. Shoppers can also check out really cool books, clothing and housewares, including hard-to-find pieces to every collection.

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Mr. Moe's Restaurant & Bar

Yesterday And Today Records
9274 SW 40th St.
Miami, Florida 33165
(305) 554-1020

A frequent destination for the real deejays, the ones that still spin vinyl, Yesterday and Today Records buys, sells and trades music from every genre. As the oldest independent record store in South Florida, Yesterday and Today has been in business for over 30 years, specializing in domestic and imported LPs, 12", 45s and even 8-tracks, laser discs and open reels. They also carry cassettes and CDs, in addition to their collection of nostalgic items, audiophile needs and t-shirts. Everything sounds crisp in digital, but everything sounds warm and real in analog.

Mr. Moe's Restaurant & Bar

Cross Stitch Cupboard
1600 NE 26th St.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305
(954) 563-8900

A shop dedicated to handmade and hand-stitched fabric items, this store is quite cozy to stroll through. And while you have never been there before, you may feel nostalgic and reminiscent of the days you spent with Grandma as a child. After all, she may have taught you how to embroider after seeing you make knot bracelets with the thread. Or maybe she taught you how to crochet, and now you are making a baby blanket for your own child. Cross Stitch Cupboard is a must visit for every needlework hobbyist.

Mr. Moe's Restaurant & Bar

Micro Macro Mundo, LLC.
7564 SW 117th Ave.
Miami, Florida 33183
(305) 279-8033

Micro Macro Mundo is a store dedicated to model trains, boats and cars, radio control toys and collectibles. They also have drones! If you need ready-made kits or the supplies to build from scratch, it doesn't matter. This store has everything for the young engineer and model car enthusiast! When you think of hobby shops, this is definitely what most people envision. Right next to Ci-Ci's Pizza on 117th Avenue, be sure to check them out on your next family outing.

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Jessica N. Abraham-Hogan is the owner of Shorty Produkshins in Orlando, Florida, and specializes in Social Branding and Public Relations for both the Professional Services Industry and Entertainment Business. Over the last 13 years, she has worked with many publications and has created branded content for multiple organizations, Globally.

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