Does anyone recall Lionel's foray into toy store operation. I remember finding a Lionel Toy Store in Freeport, New York sometime in the late 80s or early 90s. I'm not 100% sure of the actual time frame, I started working in Nassau County in 84 so it was definitely after that, but I didn't become engrossed in our hobby until about 92 and the items I have have identified as coming from that store would have been purchased with an eye on a layout.
This was not a hobby shop but a toy store. I remember it being bigger than a KB but not as large as a Toys-R-Us. I bought a K-line Coke TOFC, a box of Life-Like lichen and three ERTL Vintage Vehicles semi-cabs, 1947 International K-12, 1950 Chevy COE, 1960 Chevy. I had forgotten where I bought these cabs until I recently came across the packaging. I got the semis on clearance from $8.99 down to $4.98.
I don't remember if it was a one time visit or multiple stops while in my travels for work. Do any of the Lawn Guy Land members remember this store and does anyone have any info on Lionel's attempt at retail toy stores.