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Topic: New to the Café
Message: Posted by: PeterSteele111 (Jan 3, 2013 07:57PM)
Hello everyone! My name is Peter Steele. I have been browsing this forum for a while and finally had an email address that wasn't blacklisted to join! I am part owner of a magic shop here in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It's called Doc's Magic Shop and we have 3 stores in Gatlinburg alone! We also have another store in Pigeon Forge and one in Sevierville! I wanted to get on here and meet new people and see who was out there! I know that there isn't a lot of other Magic Shop's left and would love to meet others who run and own other magic shops around the country. I can't wait to dive in and meet everyone! So again Hi and nice to meet you all!
Message: Posted by: Jim Sparx (Jan 3, 2013 11:21PM)
Welcome to the Café
Message: Posted by: PeterSteele111 (Jan 4, 2013 12:06AM)
Thanks for the warm welcome!
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Jan 4, 2013 04:40AM)
Welcome PeterSteele111,

And best of luck for your Brick and Mortars.

A lot of Magic happens at physical Magic Shops that just can't happen on the internet.

-Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: PeterSteele111 (Jan 4, 2013 03:55PM)
Thanks. We do pretty good as we are in a very heavy foot traffic tourist trap area. All of the Stores make decent money and we defintely arent hurting here. We gear mainly to kids and begginers as our main clients but we do have each shop with unique items for those that are advanced and intermediate as well. Its definitely one of the best experiences of my life owning a magic shop and running one. I wouldnt trade it for the world.
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Jan 4, 2013 05:05PM)
Welcome Peter!
Happy to hear that there is one more brick & mortar shop that is 'making it'! OOPS make that 5 more! Percy Abbott at one time had four. (60 years ago) NYC CHI INDPLS, HOLLYWOOD. I seem to remember that Max Holden had three. Boston NYC and Phila. Dick Stoner has a base store, but adds several others for the Hallowe'en season.
Glad you are here!
Message: Posted by: coppertilley (Jan 11, 2013 09:17AM)
I just visited one of your shops over the Christmas holiday. Very nice experience. There was a young boy in the shop who was so excited about the magic tricks. One of your magicians spent a lot of time with him, even though I didn't see his parents buy anything. I'm sure you made a lasting impression on that youngster. Well done!
Message: Posted by: Chewbacca (Jan 11, 2013 09:32PM)
Welcome to the Café. I love hearing about brick and mortars that are making it.
Message: Posted by: TimothyPressley (Jan 12, 2013 03:39PM)
Nice to meet you, Peter. I worked at The Magic and Novelty Outlet that was located in the Mountain Mall in Gatlinburg for about two years (between 2004-2007). I learned so much about marketing and selling magic while there, not to mention it got me through college.

I welcome the opportunity to get together sometime to chat about magic and the business. I live in Knoxville, but Gatlinburg isn't so far I wouldn't drive to make a new friend.
Message: Posted by: dew (Jan 12, 2013 04:30PM)
Nice To Meet you Peter
Message: Posted by: Dr. TORA (Jan 16, 2013 04:51PM)
Hi Peter,
Let me welcome you to our beautiful Café. As you have noticed it is one of a kind;unique.Absolutely the best the best place about magic ever.You will find this as a invaluable source that you can not buy even with money. The people are so friendly as well as being helpful.The Café is such a the unique place for Magic. It is ever expanding and has over 52.000 members throughout the world. It will make a great contribution to your magic perspective. Do not forget to post often. You will find many new friends and many new ideas here. I predict you will like the Café.Please grab a chair and begin to type your next post while you have a cup of strong Turkish coffee on my bill.
We are glad that you have joined us.
Message: Posted by: PeterSteele111 (Oct 30, 2013 02:44PM)
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone that posted. Sorry it's been a while since I found this thread. Glad those of you who came into the shops had a good time! Im still running and managing the 7 shops we now have. We are constantly expanding outwards. For Timothy I would love to get together and talk about the shops. Just a little update for yall.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Nov 1, 2013 04:01AM)
Hello Peter,

Welcome aboard to The Magic Café. We are neighbors since I live on Magic Valley Ranch in Alabama. We hope you join us some Fall for Magic Valley Magic here.

Next time I'm up that way I look forward to meeting you in person.

Thank you for joining us and enjoy The Magic Café.