I am pretty excited. Tomorrow marks the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Tomorrow the BolterCon occurs and it really marks the end of the “Preparations phase for The Bolter Hole.” I mean, so much has happened over the last few months as we have put all the pieces in place to open a retail store. The search for property was extremely daunting, from non-responsive realtors to property owners changing the price per square foot at the last minute to ridiculously high triple net prices… we were lucky to find a retail location at all. We ended up at a terrific location in Bellingham that boasts a Dunkins and a delicious pizza bar. One of the toughest parts of the early phases is just realizing how expensive it is to open a business in Massachusetts, fees and fees are piled up and I sometimes felt that we would never get off the ground. And please don’t ask about distributors or second hand dealers certificates… Gee Whiz! But here we are about 18 hours away from our mini-con with a location in place and a plan for a soft opening. So here we end the “getting started phase” and start the “open the doors to customers” phase.
Going forward from the event tomorrow we have solid plans to get our doors open as soon as possible to begin growing our gaming community. And truthfully, the growing starts tomorrow. We are excited to hold to BolterCon as an invitation to the future of our community. What you see tomorrow is just the first steps of what we hope will be a great adventure fulled with gaming, fun, and community. Ultimately, we want to make the store a reflection of the community, because ultimately, the community is the driving factor for the store. We want your gaming to be fun and comfortable, so The Bolter Hole will endeavor to be the best game store for the community. The BolterCon will kick off the first taste of many, regular events ranging from Warhammer Underworlds, Necromunda, KillTeam, Magic the Gathering, and many other games.
Let us know what you want and we will do everything we can to provide you with the product or experience you are looking for. Hopefully, we will see you tomorrow!