Mixing work and play

"If someone doesn't see something they want, I'll try to order it," he said.

He'll also have help from his wife, who will take time off from her career to raise their son, a role Spaulding held until starting up Toy and Hobby. He said he expects the 4-year-old will enjoy having a toy store in the family, but might not provide a lot of help around the shop.

Help might also be needed running the Web site at www.newyorktoyandhobby.com, which is to be launching in the near future.

October will see other businesses opening their doors in Clifton Park Center, owned by DCG Development Company.

My Wicks and More, a candle store, and Park Avenue Confectionary, a satellite of the Mechanicville sweets-seller, will be opening on Oct. 15. Also opening soon will be a photo studio, Snapshots, and a new branch of the Saratoga Springs-based dog treat boutique, Sloppy Kisses.

Holiday retailers are expected in the near future.""

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