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WaltOHara02 Nov 2015 10:29 a.m. PST

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It's been a long, strange road, but a recent visit to the Game Parlor in Chantilly Va revealed the sad truth that it will be closing at the end of the month. A small tribute to the bedrock of gaming in Northern Va is here: link

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There's a lot of things that could be said about the slow decline of this store, but I'll save that for later comments. I do know TGP provided a place to go for many, many people in Northern Virginia and its passing will impact many of them.

Hats off

Walt

Cold Steel02 Nov 2015 10:56 a.m. PST

I remember when it opened. A great place to play. Haven't been there in years though.

SFC Retired02 Nov 2015 11:07 a.m. PST

Visited monthly while stationed at FT Meade MD….

SFC Retired

MajorB02 Nov 2015 11:10 a.m. PST

Further discussion here:
TMP link

Who asked this joker02 Nov 2015 11:14 a.m. PST

Alas…

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Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2015 12:25 p.m. PST

Nooooooooooo!

I love stopping in there on my way through Dulles

WaltOHara02 Nov 2015 1:09 p.m. PST

BTW, I'm sorry for the redundant thread.. I didn't notice the other one at first glance.. post in haste, repent in leisure.

Walt

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2015 1:19 p.m. PST

Sad indeed. And yet, the Games & Stuff store in Glen Burnie seems to be doing well.

WaltOHara02 Nov 2015 1:21 p.m. PST

Huzzah Hobbies in Ashburn is also doing well.

Cuz he reduces old unsellable stuff to the point where it leaves the store.

Who asked this joker02 Nov 2015 1:29 p.m. PST

I suspect there was also a certain amount of burnout involved here. For a time in the early and mid 2000s it was very hard to even ORDER from GP and it would take months for the order to come in. Since you could get things online at the time in a few weeks, it made it hard to support GP. The retail model had changed, the war certainly reduced the clientele for a time, and, as Walt mentions, stock was not being updated in great numbers. The store seemed to be driving itself. Perhaps the passion for the business was gone.

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member02 Nov 2015 5:13 p.m. PST

Always sad to see gaming and hobby shops close.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2015 4:47 a.m. PST

I used to visit there whenever the Army sent me to visit units out there.I was invited to join a game of FOW that was just being set up.

Nice guys!

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