A new toy shop named G. Willikers will open in the next few weeks in Hyde Park, next door to Goody's Soda Fountain and Candy Store.
The nostalgia-packed toy store will carry harder-to-find toys and nostalgic items such as German pull toys, a Fisher Price telephone pull toy, Tinker Toys and Lincoln Logs, said owner Brett Palmateer, who lives in Boise. The store also will sell games and outdoor toys.
Palmateer owns Goody's, which sells candy, ice cream and other treats. He has long wanted to become a toy merchant as well, he said.
"But I wanted it to be right next to Goody's," he said of his toy-store idea. "I thought it would go hand-in-hand with Goody's."
When the space next door previously an engineer's office opened up, Palmateer got his chance.
The target opening date for G. Willikers, at 1508 N. 13th St., is May 1. The same people who staff Goody's will work at G. Willikers. Both shops will share the hours of 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, Palmateer said.