Since 1988, the Costa family has invested their energy and attention in making Hickory Dickory Dock an entertaining and informative place for the collector of finely crafted clocks, German handicrafts and decorative seasonal goods & gifts for all year. Now in its third location in Nyack, it bears little physical resemblance to the tiny shop from almost 30 years ago.
The rapid evolution from "small clock shop" to what it is today began with the decision to expand the offering of Cuckoo clocks via direct German import relationships. This in turn quickly lead to the idea to share some of the Germans' love for Christmas decoration and traditional crafting by also importing woodcraft, pewter, paper mache, and ceramic goods from a diverse group of specialized, traditional - and often family-owned - German factories from many different regions.
Hickory Dickory Dock is founded by its original owners - The Fishkins - on North Broadway, in half of the space that is now The Runcible Spoon
The Costas take their first buying trip to Germany, starting a direct import relationship with Schneider Cuckoo Clocks.
The store moves again - this time to our current location at 43 South Broadway.
Our friend Conny Haas from the Black Forest paints the clock peddler mural on the side of our building.