Die Cast Game and Hobby settles in on city’s west side
In early November, the city’s west side picked up a new tenant with its own niche, upon the opening of Die Cast Game & Hobby.
Located at 416 W. Main Street-at the former Goblin Workshop location-the new game shop is owned by Steve and Regan Crute and managed by Scott Kreager.
Die Cast isn’t Kreager’s first gaming hub endeavor. In fact, he was co-owner of the former Dork Father’s Cards & Comics store and has assisted with several game store start-ups in the area since Dork Father’s closed in 2013.
“Regan and I are co-workers at our full-time jobs and one day she mentioned her and Steve were kicking around the idea of opening up a game store of some type,” Kreager explains.
“I have quite a bit of experience with gaming and game stores, so I offered to help them find a location and assist with getting things started. We ended up very fortunate finding this location, it’s very spacious which offers a lot of possibilities.”
As Kreager alluded to, Die Cast Game and Hobby is already taking full advantage of the 4,000 square feet of open space they have at their disposal. In addition to a large walk-in reception area is an even larger game room, complete with large tables and padded bench seating.
“We’ve already started hosting tournaments for a game called ‘Magic’ and plan to add on more for other games such as Dungeons & Dragons and popular board games. We’re also looking at possibly hosting cribbage tournaments,” Kreager explains.
In addition to hosting game activities, Die Cast Game and Hobby will also be stocking a variety of board and card games as well as gaming accessories.
“It’s still early yet, we are considering a range of possibilities and ideas. But one thing we do and always will pride ourselves on is customer service and offering a personal gaming experience. That’s something you can’t find just anywhere.”
Currently, Die Cast Game and Hobby holds regular hours of Noon-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Noon-6 p.m. on Sundays. The store will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays with varying hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
“We are definitely open to adding new things and expanding our hours as interest grows for what we have to offer,” Kreager adds.
For more information, Regan and Scott can be reached at (715) 722-0488. Callers are encouraged to leave a message, all calls will be returned promptly.