I have been putting off this announcement for as long as I can because it is not an announcement I want to have to make. As many of you know there was a fire in my building in April of last year. Since then the shop has been having a very rough time. I was closed from April until August of last year (5 days shy of 4 months). Sales for last year were down A LOT, and not just the months I was closed. While August was a good month, September, and October left me wondering how I would pay the shop’s bills. My net sales for the year were down about 25%. While this itself is not the end of the world, or the shop, it is making things rough. Since the fire my landlord has made a deal to sell my building, and I need a new home. I have been looking for a new location since early July. So far I have had no luck at all.
As of this moment, my plan is to liquidate all of my stock and close the shop by the end of April. During this time I will continue to look for a new location, so my closing sale may end up becoming a moving sale. But right now, things are looking very bleak for the future of World Tree Games.
When I reopen on Tuesday, all board games will be 10% off. All Bolt Action minis and books are 20%, as are all puzzles. I will start to mark down other products as time goes on as well.
During this time I will still continue to run events just as I have in the past. I will still be open the same hours. I will not be ordering new stock, except for things I already have on order. I will do special orders, but they will need to be paid in full at the time of the order. I will not be selling gift cards after this week, and I will no longer be redeeming gift cards after March. So if you have a gift card, the time to use it is now.
I want to take this time to publicly thank Kim Royle for organizing the fundraiser back in June. It really meant a lot to my morale, something that has taken a constant beating in the last 10 months. While I thank everyone who helped with the event, and donated items, time, and money, none of it would have happened without Kim.