After seeing a new hobby store open up today and posting a review on it, I started to think about what makes a good hobby store?
My thoughts are as follows.
Clean well organized.
Place to play my games.
A place to meet people in my hobby.
Places to eat nearby.
Making special orders of things not in stock or carried normally by the store. If I ask and am willing to pay for it, I would like it in a timely fashion.
Friendly employees and owners.
A computerized inventory system so I know what is on hand. Or a staff that knows exactly where everything is. A way to contact other players with same interest in games.
I want to go to and enjoy my hobby to get away from real life and to relax. I don't want to feel stressed at a place that I go to relax. I don't like having to worry if I am in the way of other people when I play or if they are playing. I really don't like digging for stuff.