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MajorPlay Game Store and Lounge

$20,000 goal

Campaign created 12 months ago
MajorPlay is a used gaming shop and gaming lounge that I am trying to start up as a way to spend more time with my family and to work closer with my favorite charity, Extra Life,  while still keeping my love of gaming close to me. I feel like opening this establishment, would also help benefit the small town that I live in as I would be providing a safe space for anyone of any age to gather around a common hobby and get to know others in the community that they live in.

The funds gathered here will be used as initial seed money to acquire the space and to furnish it with chairs, monitors, various consoles, and the games to play.

This idea is part of a project that I've started for myself on my 29th birthday (February 22nd) where I wanted to be able to have a business operational by the time I turn 30. I am hoping to have the doors open by February 22nd, 2018.

My wife and I had our first son back in September and between working full time, promoting and raising money for Extra Life, and working on my gaming site, MajorsHouse.com, it has been a really difficult to spend more time with my family while keeping gaming as a part of my life.

By opening up this shop, I am hoping that I will be able to provide for and spend more time with my family, doing something that I actually love doing, giving something back to my local community, using the business to promote positive things such as charity, and to leave something for my son when he gets older.

I am also hoping to use the facility to help promote the gaming charity Extra Life, which is part of the Children's Miracle Network. This charity uses gaming to raise funds for local hospitals which fits into giving back to the community.

Being able to do this, to be able to carve a little nitche into the gaming community, to provide a place for everyone to come together and help grow this amazing industry while being able to focus more time on family and charity would mean so much to me. I would finally be able to follow a dream in my own special way and take people with me all because of your help.
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First of all, I would again like to thank Thor and Jason for contributing to MajorPlay Used Games and Lounge. We are now $100 closer to reaching our $20,000 goal to raise capital for starting a cool space for gamers of all ages in my community to come together to play, but and sell games!

To help further draw that point home, I have included the picture in post that kind of helps illustrate one of the things I'm trying to do with this new business.

Again, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on Facebook, Twitter or email.
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This Saturday, March 11th, starting at 11:00am, I will be going live to for 12 hours to help promote MajorPlay and the GoFundMe campaign!

Let's start off with a small goal of trying to get $500 raised to achieve a dream!

You can tune in at twitch.tv/majorlinux and help me raise this small milestone goal of $500 at gofundme.com/majorplay
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I finally heard back from the real estate agent about the space that I'm interested in. He provided me with a floor plan of the space. I have taken the liberty of labeling where everything would go if we were to get it.

With this space, we can put not only video game stations (which would line the walls) in the main gaming area, but we can possibly due tables and chairs for snacking and possibly board gaming as well.

While it doesn't appear to be marked correctly in the floor plan, there is a way to get from the main gaming area to the back offices and break room/party area. The back offices would be used for administration purposes (or streaming to help promote the business) and a repair shop . The repair shop will be for PCs at first with plans to expand to consoles once we gain the knowledge to do so.

Again, we are looking raising $20,000 to help make this dream a reality. A lot of work is being done in the mean time and this money is to help us have something to work with and try and avoid having to involve banks in the initial process.

Please consider helping me in trying to bring some cool things to my local community and to help me better focus on charity through giving back and getting others involved.
Floor plan of proposed space with labels
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After much searching, this is the place where I would like to lease out for MajorPlay. Located just minutes from where I live and in the heart of Downtown Mebane.

The space is just under 2400 SQ. FT. and houses an open space for not just gaming. This would all us to possibly implement board gaming by adding tables in the middle of facility.

Also, the space comes with rooms that could serve as a separate party area along with two office spaces. One of the office spaces are planned to be turned into a repair station, first for computers with hopes to expand to console repair.

Again, these things can be made possible with your help. I am asking for $20,000 to not only secure the space, but begin the work renovating and furnishing the space.
Proposed Site of MajorPlay
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Campaign created 12 months ago
Created February 23, 2017
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