Help us open Black Dog Hobby & Game

With the closure of our local Games Workshop store, my husband Andrew (who was the store manager of that location) and myself feel that there is now an even worse lack of places for tabletop and board game players to play in this area and would like to change that. Our goal is to create a place where those who enjoy tabletop strategy games and board games can come and play in a fun and friendly environment with open gaming. We plan to carry a wider selection of miniatures/models, games and painting supplies than is currently available in the area, as well as offer in-house painting services and painting lessons for those who are interested. We have a location chosen for the store in the shopping center at the corner of Harlem and Alpine, part of the funds we'll need to get it up and running and several offers of help for remodeling and getting the space ready. We just need to raise the rest of the money we need to get the idea off the ground. Andrew was the store manager of the local Games Workshop store for close to two years and both of us have prior, long term management and supervisory experience with Circuit City in various roles. We worked together for nearly 10 years and work well as a team. For those who are interested in the painting/etching certficate reward levels, photos of Jenn's painted miniatures and etched model horses can be seen in the photo albums on her studio page at https://www.facebook.com/ShadowfaxStudio and there are more miniature pictures on the Black Dog store page at https://www.facebook.com/blackdoghobbyandgame?fref=ts. All models to be painted/etched are to be supplied by the donor that the work is being done for. Model horses that are to be painted should be prepped first if possible. Crocheted items will be started as donations are received so we can hopefully avoid having too much of a backlog at any point in time and painted/etched items will be started in the order they are received. Sample photos of crocheted items will be uploaded to the Black Dog FB page over the next few days.
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    • $20 
    • 88 mos
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    • $100 
    • 88 mos
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    • $100 
    • 88 mos
  • Will 
    • $565 (Offline)
    • 89 mos
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    • $60 (Offline)
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Organizer

Jenn Tate 
Organizer
Machesney Park, IL
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