Frontline Hobbies is moving.
Its flagship store is relocating to Lang Rd, Broadmeadow after spending 40 years in Newcastle's CBD.
It's hoped the new location will be open by Easter, while a much smaller Frontline Hobbies store will continue operating in Hunter Street.
Owner Colin Scott says construction on the light rail project is behind the move.
"We survived the earthquake and downturns in the economy and all that."
"This is something we can't survive. It's just untenable."