First of all I would like to thank you for taking the time to look at my campaign.
For the last year and a half I have been working non stop to make my retro video game shop stand out and be unique. Aside from retro video games, we also have comic books and collectibles.Recently I have added an arcade/game room to my shop, something that no other shop in the area has. The main concept is that for a very accessible price($5 for the whole day) , you can play ANY game/console in the store. It includes everything from the Atari 2600 to the newer PS4, xbox one etc., so the amount of games you can play is only limited by my physical inventory on hand. I am also working on a classic arcade area, where you can play all the classic gaming cabinets from the 80's, without the need to pay with quarters, since it will also be included in the all day price. I have always believed in the "quality over quantity" concept and have made sure to adhere to it no matter what, and the gaming area is no different.
Unfortunately, location for this type of business is everything and even though I have managed to attract a solid customer base, enough to keep it open, I do not have the "walk in" clientele needed to keep it stable. Due to the short time that I have been in business, I do not qualify for a small business loan, nor any of the other higher interest loans usually available.
My goal is to be able to relocate my business to a centralized area, closer to a main road surrounded by fast food restaurants etc. I already have a solid potential location, but it is a huge undertaking and have pretty much depleted all my personal resources.
As of now, I worked all 7 days the first year and have been working 6 days for the last six months. If I was able to get a fraction of my campaign goal, I would at least be able to hire someone full time to run my store. That way I can go back to work( I am a 3d artist by trade) and fund it myself at the very least. This shop is my passion, I have always loved the idea of having a place where you could just have fun in a safe, family friendly environment. This is just the beginning and I know that with the right resources we can grow this shop to be a central spot for family friendly entertainment!