Thursday, February 14, 2008

My inner geek just said...

...Squeeee!

A real geek store! Right near my new home!

7 comments:

USCitizen said...

So, when you've moved, Who will own the view? Is it for sale?

Sailorcurt said...

Hey Tam,

Are you and Roberta going to the blogger bash in Louisville?

I think I may be in Indy the Thursday before and heading down to Louisville Friday morning. If you're going, that fits in to your plans in any way, and would like to meet and travel together (I should be on my bike...barring medical emergencies and hurricanes), contact me. Ahab lives in or around Indy too so maybe we can make a caravan of it.

Sailorcurt AT cox DOT net

Breda said...

they have a link to GenCon - time for your chainmail bikini!

Roberta X said...

Pick up something at Thai Cafe while you're over there, too!

(Boardroom has been around forever. It's a kewl place!)

Sadly, the Organo-Mart in that same complex has gone the way of the Great Auk. Grrrr.

Noah D said...

Roberta sez:

"Boardroom has been around forever."

Don't get too happy - it's closing June 30.

I don't know if the owner (a former boss of mine) has mentioned it publically yet, though.

Ah, the tales I could tell about that place...

Oh, and as long time lurker/very infrequent commenter, welcome to Indy! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, though.

There are still a few other game stores around - there's Game Preserve (north and southside), and Games 2d4 (two die four, get it? Yeah...), but that's about it. I'm sure there's some that I've missed. If the intarwebz are killing gun shows, then what they've done to game stores is positively unspeakable.

Then again, having worked at the Boardroom off and on for more than a decade, this is neither surprising nor undeserved. I am surprised that he managed to keep it going this long with a static business model and mediocre-to-atrocious customer service.

Tam said...

I just can't win for losing...

Noah D said...

Don't fret it too much, you'll still get here in plenty of time to experience Gerry and the Boardroom in all their, er, glory. ;)

The tragedy of the thing is that it could have been a really productive store - it still could be - but the owner is too old and tired and cranky and lazy to put the work into it. Nor, AFAIK, has he followed up on multiple offers to buy it. I hope I'm wrong on that part.