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Losing my main FLGS

billd91

Hobbit on Quest
After 39 years in business, Pegasus Games in Madison, Wisconsin is closing its doors in November. The current owners want to retire and sought a buyer. No luck. The clearance sale starts today with closing planned for November 17.

I've been a customer of theirs for a good 35 years and spent many a dollar there. And that included gift cards I would get for X-mas and turn around on my birthday a week later for the birthday 20% off sale.

Always great service. Knowledgeable staff. Friendly owners. They will be missed.
 

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darjr

I crit!
Sparta Games closed recently here in Omaha. Luckily we have like seven or eight game stores in the local area. A couple are comic book stores with games and one is a game cafe. But we are spoiled here.
 

billd91

Hobbit on Quest
I’ll be there for Gameholecon so I think I’ll stop by. That’s too bad.
They've got a booth in the exhibitor area at Gamehole. Should help with the clearance of inventory. But it's worth a field trip to the store anyway.
 

Count_Zero

Adventurer
As someone who lost two of my FLGS (Ancient Wonders and its successor store, Legend of Gamers, both in Tualatin), I know how much that sucks.
 

Mistwell

Legend
Aero hobbies in Santa Monica is closing this month.
80 years in business.
Yeah that one cuts deep. Those guys invented/popularized the Thief class for D&D. When the actress who played Arya from Game of Thrones made a joke video posing as a game store salesperson, that's where she did it. Aero has wargames which date back to pre-D&D on display. So many epic games have happened there. I can't believe it's going away...all because rents are too high.

They're holding a MASSIVE sale right now. Giving things away for free.



 
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Zardnaar

Legend
Yeah that one cuts deep. Those guys invented/popularized the Thief class for D&D. When the actress who played Arya from Game of Thrones made a joke video posing as a game store salesperson, that's where she did it. Aero has wargames which date back to pre-D&D on display. So many epic games have happened there. I can't believe it's going away...all because rents are too high.

They're holding a MASSIVE sale right now. Giving things away for free.



Ouch.

I wouldn't open a gamestore with my own money.
 

billd91

Hobbit on Quest
Looks like Pegasus Games has received a resurrection. They closed as planned on November 17 with nearly everything gone in the inventory sell off. Then, on the 25th, word suddenly popped up on their Facebook page to "Stay tuned". Now, the announcement has gone out that someone finally came out and bought the biz and will reopen. They are apparently now checking in inventory like crazy in order to reopen for Black Friday.

I'm not entirely sure what to make of this. Lory, the woman who has run the place for the last 39 years, will be staying on to teach them how to be Pegasus Games and this is a good thing. But I wonder what took them so long to come forward because the shutdown lost them experienced employees who had to go seeking jobs elsewhere. I'm not going to go looking a gift horse in the mouth, but I am curious.
 


Beleriphon

Totally Awesome Pirate Brain
Dude I feel your pain.

The game store in my town is doing the same. Thing is its not until next year and they're only asking $49,000 for the business: lock, stock and barrel. I'm just not sure if I could do it...
 

Salthorae

Imperial Mountain Dew Taster
Dude I feel your pain.

The game store in my town is doing the same. Thing is its not until next year and they're only asking $49,000 for the business: lock, stock and barrel. I'm just not sure if I could do it...
Not an easy business to be in. Two of my friends each own the local comic/game stores in my town and it ain't easy.
 

Jd Smith1

Adventurer
Brick and mortar game shops seem doomed, much like used book stores. Online sales are really tough competition. My current gaming group started in 2002 in our local FLGS, whose owner was one of my players. The store died a painful death. We had hoped that eBay would save it, but is just slowed the process.
 

Bagpuss

Adventurer
Brick and mortar game shops seem doomed, much like used book stores. Online sales are really tough competition. My current gaming group started in 2002 in our local FLGS, whose owner was one of my players. The store died a painful death. We had hoped that eBay would save it, but is just slowed the process.
Weird as we are seeing more and more open over here. Although they tend to work more as play spaces, rather than stores. You either pay a table fee or via the overpriced food/coffee they serve. Also Magic tournament and the like help keep the businesses going.
 

Jd Smith1

Adventurer
Weird as we are seeing more and more open over here. Although they tend to work more as play spaces, rather than stores. You either pay a table fee or via the overpriced food/coffee they serve. Also Magic tournament and the like help keep the businesses going.
Good news for you. What's the population size of your town?
 

Bagpuss

Adventurer
Well the are of the UK I live in is called "The Wirral" it has a population of 323,235. It has three gaming shops, one is a part of the Geek Retreat chain. Free tables over priced food and drink. One is a wargame store, you can pay an annual subscription to be part of the club to use the tables upstairs. One is a tiny little place that seems to survive mainly on magic tournament.

But then the nearby cities of Chester (about 20 mins by car has a store), and Liverpool (even closer but a toll to use the tunnel to get there) has at least two I know of; both also have a Games Workshop. Next nearest city is Manchester that has at least one, but it is 40 mins drive and probably another 20 to find a parking space.
 

Jd Smith1

Adventurer
Well the are of the UK I live in is called "The Wirral" it has a population of 323,235. It has three gaming shops, one is a part of the Geek Retreat chain. Free tables over priced food and drink. One is a wargame store, you can pay an annual subscription to be part of the club to use the tables upstairs. One is a tiny little place that seems to survive mainly on magic tournament.

But then the nearby cities of Chester (about 20 mins by car has a store), and Liverpool (even closer but a toll to use the tunnel to get there) has at least two I know of; both also have a Games Workshop. Next nearest city is Manchester that has at least one, but it is 40 mins drive and probably another 20 to find a parking space.
Yeah, a much higher population density.
 

aramis erak

Adventurer
In a small irony, the building housing Pegasus Games in Corvallis, Oregon, is up for sale... No relationship, I'm sure... especially since it's under 20 years old... and it's the ULGS... (unfriendly local game store.)
 

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