Kimberley welcomes the Treehouse Toy Co.

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Zoe Ferguson, co-owner of Treehouse Toy Co., holds a stack of games in her newly opened store in Kimberley's Platzl.

Zoe Ferguson, co-owner of Treehouse Toy Co., opened the store “to contribute to the exciting vibe happening in Kimberley's Platzl.” — Virginia Rasch photo

What did Kimberley’s Platzl lack? A homegrown toy store!

Zoe and Sheldon Ferguson opened the Treehouse Toy Co. on November 16, 2018.

“When the space was for rent, we had many conversations about what the Platzl needs," said Zoe. “Continuously the concept of providing something for children came up. The growing demographic of young families inspired us.”

Big and little toys for all ages abound in the store. “We have baby products, toys for toddlers and kids, and board games and puzzles for adults,” Zoe said.

Her favourite toys are the STEAM toys, which teach kids about science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Shoppers of all ages are embracing the store with zeal. “We love watching the kids come in the store . . . their faces light up with joy,” said Zoe. “People are so happy to have a local toy store with such a variety of games, puzzles and toys."

How can you not be happy in a toy store?

 

Virginia Rasch

Virginia is a writer and copy editor with Koocanusa Publications. She is an avid outdoor recreationist in all seasons and has lived in the Kootenays for 10 years. With degrees in the natural sciences, she has worked as a tour guide, an environmentalist, a writer, and a copy editor of scientific publications. Virginia now brings her passion for everything green to Kootenay Business. View all of Virginia Rasch’s articles

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