Thank you for taking the time to review our situation. My name is Mark Strathmann and I am/was the owner of Game Odyssey. Game Odyssey was a fun board game store that supplied board and TCG card gamers, role players and creative and imaginative people with everything needed to create their own world and bring their fantasies to life.
It is with great sorrow that I inform you that my store, Game Odyssey, located in what was one of the best tourist towns in the world was destroyed by fire Tuesday night. Most of the town of Lahaina was leveled by a multitude of horrific things happening at the same time. Monday night we had high winds, over 80 mph, which toppled dozens of power lines in and around Lahaina. Tuesday morning, while the police and electric company were dealing with that a brush fire started just above Lahaina on the mountain, but was contained rather quickly, or so they thought. At the same time, there were two other brush fires on different parts of Maui. Later in the afternoon, the fire broke out again in Lahaina, but this time it was all over the place and all at once, emergency crews didn’t have enough resources to deal with what was happening. The firefighters and police were concentrated, at that point, on evacuation rather than burning buildings. With that, they made the right choice, but the fire spread quickly and most of Lahaina was destroyed.
My son, who was our primary salesperson in the store and resided adjacent to the Wharf Cinema Center where Game Odyssey was located, barely escaped with the fires burning all around him and with nothing but the clothes on his back. The first photo in this post, of the Wharf Cinema Center burning, was taken by him as he ran to safety.
We don’t know if we will be able to reopen the store, definitely not where it was, but we are requesting your help to recoup some of the money that the insurance company will not cover. If we do re-open, we hope we'll be able to continue our relationship you and our many customers from all over the world. We were exactly one week away from our 1 year anniversary.
Thank you for any help you can provide.