!U.O6I1Vi4w 09/07/09(Mon)05:16 No.5757164|
I'm quite fascinated by your endeavour. I have fancied opening a shop a few times, and it would be kickass to live in the shop.
A recommendation from the three LGS in the Denver area that I'm familiar with (both of which weathered the Colorado Mills Mall GW store that flopped, partly because Mills Mall is a shithole)...
Use half-height shelves. Two of the LGS in my area use them, and they make things a little less stuffy and oppressive, and allow the person at the register to see whether or not people are reappropriating their goods. The bigger LGS, Valhalla, has a lot of playspace, but I don't go there at all because it's too far away. The near LGS, Colpar, doesn't have any, and appeals more to train/RC car/model plane types than it does to PnP or tabletop wargamers. Colpar is also a chain, if I recall. The third one, also a chain, is Mile High Comics, which used to have Magic cards tournaments in their backroom and some Warhammer merchandise but mostly moved away from that kind of stuff. They did, however, have a fascinating collection of painted statuettes, which look neat, and sometimes sold. Mile High didn't do PnP or tabletop at all, which I thought was a huge shame, because they certainly had the space.
Hope that helps. West Denver is largely bereft of LGS though, and East Denver is not my part of town.