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Hobby Annex - KFMagee
slodder
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 04:06 PM UTC
Here it is a dream come true. Keith has opened the doors to his LHS. Read all about it. It sounds and looks like a fantastic shop.


LHS

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Teacher
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 04:16 PM UTC
Brilliant! Well done Keith, and and all the very best for the future, I hope it's a great success! Thanks for publishing this Scott!

Vinnie
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 04:18 PM UTC
Looks like a great shop. I wish someone would open something like this near me
Best of luck Keith,
C.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 04:37 PM UTC
Great Job Keith.

Your shop looks sweeeet. Any idea when you will be branching out to Canada?

All the best

PvtParts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 04:43 PM UTC
Very nice! Best of luck in your future success ..Keith.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 05:35 PM UTC
Your shop looks fantastic Keith. If only my LHS stocked half of the brands you do, I would be a happy man.
Best of luck with the shop.
jlmurc
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 07:13 PM UTC
Best of luck with your venture Keith it is nice to see a new shop open for business as many seem to be teetering on the brink of closure for whatever reason.

John
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 07:17 PM UTC
Looks like a great shop, maybe I can convince Pvt Parts to take a drive. :-) :-)
Good luck in the new brick and mortar shop Keith.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 08:03 PM UTC
Hi Keith

The very best of luck on your new venture.

The pictures and report are truly impressive.

I aim to get to Texas some day real soon and I will put your shop on my list of must visits.

On a lighter note dont forget about opening a New Zealand branch as well.

Regards

Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 08:06 PM UTC
Come on down Dave and everyone else, it's a fantastic shop! Keith's added even more figures, the shop also is now the official meeting place of our Dallas Platoon club meetings and club meetings for the North Texas Figure Club.

Keith's also planning on having some Axis and Allies Miniatures games in the evenings, as a change of pace from building you can now dominate your fellow modelers on the battlefield.
HAL0
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 08:35 PM UTC
Wow that is freaking incredible. Now I really wanna go up there and check it out. Better bring some extra undies incase I wet myself.

A.J.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 09:47 PM UTC
Come on up this weekend, we're having our monthly meeting so you can meet the gang!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 10:21 PM UTC
Great-looking shop, Keith! The organization and stock rivals some of the best hobby shops I've been to. Best of luck and I wish you all the success.

Cheers!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 10:46 PM UTC
well done keith, it makes a change to hear of stores opening rather than closing.

all the best for the future


keith forsyth
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 04:35 AM UTC
Congratulations Keith. Looks like a really cool shop. Loads of spaceand clear displays. Hopefully its a winner for ya. All the best!!
kbm
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 07:22 AM UTC
Congratulations on opening your shop Keith. It looks very similar (and seems to have a very similar business philosophy) to our local, successful, hobby shop: Hobby Island. I look forward to visiting next time I make it to Dallas.

Keith
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 11:33 AM UTC
Congraulations Keith. Good luck with this great shop.
cfbush2000
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Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 04:35 AM UTC
Congratulations Keith! I hope you do really well. I can see that I'd be dropping a lot of cash if I were in the area. Great work!
KFMagee
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Posted: Monday, November 06, 2006 - 05:42 AM UTC
Thanks fellas - lots of fun so far.... and business is picking up as more people hear about us. We are trying to be "price competitive" with the Net, while still providing personalized service. Thje strange thing is we are STILL waiting on stuff to arrive (ie, Plastruct Display, etc.) that we ordered 8 weeks ago.

All I can tell everyone is two things:

- if you can't find it, give us a call, and we'll give you a great price (972-380-8900)

- support your local hobby shop... paying an extra dollar or two makes all the difference to us. Unlike the "net only" shops, we try to have everything on hand and in stock, so that we have it when you want it... and of course that means we have to gamble a bit on what the market will be looking for. Most stores that I know that have closed said it was because regular customers were looking but not buying anymore. So far, that hasn't been my problem - hope it stays that way!

Keith

Keith
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Posted: Monday, November 06, 2006 - 05:49 AM UTC
Eight weeks is too long for! Sorry, I'll complain on your behalf. I hope you are at least getting the product to sell even if it's not in thier display.


I hope the Texas spirit keeps things positive for you.
Lucky13
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Posted: Monday, November 06, 2006 - 05:59 AM UTC
That HAS to be THE best looking and cleanest looking LHS that I have EVER seen Keith. Well done and the very best of luck for the future. I hope you'll have early mornings and late nights because of good business.
Any plans to open the same kind of shop here in Glasgow? Pllleeeaaassseee........ :-) :-) :-) :-) If you sell on the net I'll give you a try as well matey.
I'll give it out of 10....
rfeehan
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Posted: Monday, November 06, 2006 - 07:19 PM UTC
Congrats and good luck to you Keith. If I manage a trip down to Dallas from KC I will stop by.

generalzod
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2006 - 04:04 AM UTC
Keith

I wish you all the best with yous store Hopefully sometime soon I will have time to stop in when I get a load going through the area