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Meet Jake Krajeski and Adam Pratt of Alpha Omega Hobby

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jake Krajeski, Adam Pratt.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Alpha Omega Hobby started as a couple of lifelong gamers who wanted a place to reflect what the ideal hobby game shop should be. With nearly two decades of experience in the hobby and gaming industry and more than three decades of business management, we felt ready to tackle the challenges associated with operating this kind of business.

We want to be a shop for gamers by gamers. We believe that games are for everyone and that all should be welcome to come in and play. Learn new games, meet new people, and have fun. We have been extremely fortunate to have some partners that truly believe in our ideals and support us in our endeavors to expand our vision.

Has it been a smooth road?
Ha ha. This has been off-road at best. It’s been a test nearly every step of the way, but worth it. I think, that as with most things, you have to have a game plan and also expect things to not go to plan. I think being able to adapt to the unexpected or to flex with changes has been a big strength for us. One of the biggest struggles we had to deal with was our build out (which is still going on) it will be worth the wait. Being patient is invaluable, and not always easy.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
I think the best way to describe Alpha Omega Hobby is as a community gaming center that carries games and hobby supplies. We support gamers of every stripe: miniature painters, tabletop wargaming, toy soldiers, model kits, collectible cards games, role-playing games, and board games. Our specialties are Warhammer, Magic, Dungeons & Dragons, and a wide variety of board games. I think some of the things that set us apart is how much of our space is dedicated to gaming.

Our extensive gaming knowledge and technical skills with painting, modeling, conversion, and tactics. finally and most importantly would be the deep community involvement we have and support. Our community is comprised of folks of all ages, current military and veterans (whom we offer a discount to), the disabled community, LGBTQ+, and anyone else who is looking for a safe and accepting place to play games.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I think our city is a fantastic place for this sort of business. There are a few other similar businesses out there, so you have to do something to set yourself apart. I think that as with most metro areas, parking can be an issue (we have a parking lot out back, and they’re building a new lot across the street from us). T access is huge as well, we are about a 5-10 minute walk from the Quincy Center Red line stop. I would love to see our city, and all of the metro areas, do a better job of supporting small businesses. There are so many hoops to jump through in terms of starting out.

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John Matthews

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