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Great American Pinball New Retail Shop - update


5 years ago

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    #1 5 years ago

    Ok, This is our final move!! Went for 500 sqft, to 1250sqft to 3000 sqft. I'm done moving for now. Stop by if you like. There is always someone there to show you around!

    Hours are Sat and Sun 10-4pm. Call ahead of time if you want me to meet you out there.

    Tues, Wed, Thurs 5-9pm - Call ahead of time if you want me to meet you out there.

    We offer New in Box Stern pinball machines, used pinball machines, new arcade games, used arcade games and we will be adding new manufacturers product on a monthly basis.

    We also shop out Pinball Machines!

    In a couple of weeks we will have on hand, shaker motors, DMD's, Color DMD's LED's, Pinballs, reg and widebody, Pinball Glass, pincab protectors, sub woofers, back box led kits, speaker panel led kits, flipper button led kits, rock concert led kits, external sub woofers, leg bolts, New Legs, flipper button guards,Toppers, powder coated trim, Accessories from Back Alley Creations, framed pinball/gameroom related wall artwork. Free soft drinks and popcorn for all visitors!!!!!!

    We are also looking for unique pinball related items to sell, Pinball furniture, T-shirts ,MODs, who knows. Contact us if you have a unique product you would like us to sell!!!!!!

    Address is 850 Meadowview crossing Unit 10, West Chicago, IL 60185.

    Thanks and hope to meet some of you soon!


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    #2 5 years ago

    Be up in Chi-town in Feb., hope to be able to stop in, sounds to be sweet!!!!

    #3 5 years ago

    Shop looks good Mike!

    #4 5 years ago

    congrats on the growth and expansion mike


    #5 5 years ago

    Great looking, 4 games I dig, many others would dig.

    #6 5 years ago

    We will be there sun from 10-1pm

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    #7 5 years ago

    Ok we are now stocked with Parts, mods, Samples of powder coating, mods from Back Alley Creations, Legs, Pinball Glass, Back Box LED kits, Sub woofers from Flipper Fidelity, Pinball Pro and Polk Audio, speaker panels, legs, bolts, rubber kits, LED's, shaker motors, LEd speaker panel kits, mirror blades, pinballs, leg levelers, Stern coin doors, William's Coin doors, Aprons, translites, lockdown bars, playfields, DMD's.

    We can order most anything you need from Stern, just send me a part number.


    #8 5 years ago

    Congrats on the larger venue. Nice to see Pinball is once again a viable business. Will visit next time I'm through on a business day.

    I'ven by your new place dozens of times when I would go from the Navistar Engine tech center & plant in Melrose Park (right by Stern) to St. Charles as North Ave. was the fastest way to go. Alas, I no longer have to take that route as I usually hit the Lisle corporate offices.

    #9 5 years ago

    Good Luck
    Been there done that.
    Just remember some customers are a PITA but they have money to spend!
    It takes alot of time to run retail

    #10 5 years ago
    Quoted from Jamaster10:

    Good Luck
    Been there done that.
    Just remember some customers are a PITA but they have money to spend!
    It takes alot of time to run retail

    You seem to have quite the stalker idiot on Chicago CL.......what a tool.

    #11 5 years ago
    Quoted from vdojaq:

    You seem to have quite the stalker idiot on Chicago CL.......what a tool.

    Quoted from vdojaq:

    You seem to have quite the stalker idiot on Chicago CL.......what a tool.

    Yeah, sometime retailers are annoying PITA.

    #12 5 years ago

    Very nice. Best wishes with the new location.
    Next time I am in the neighborhood I will have to check it out.

    #13 5 years ago

    Stopped out today with my buddy and met Mike for the first time. Hes got a great place and I wish him the best. Pins are great, cool ass artwork, and the place has a great "feel" for a pin place. Hopefully well be working out some deals soon.

    #14 5 years ago

    I made the long trek from Indianapolis to Chicago pickup an EATPM from Mike. It was well worth the trip. Mike's a great guy and he's got a really impressive shop with some of the nicest machines I've ever seen. Aside from pinball machines, he's got mods in stock, does some beautiful powder coating work, has some great artwork, and has a selection of other coin-op machines. The Internet is great at letting us know what's out there, but when you want to to lay hands on things or get some face time with another pinhead, you can't beat having a place like GAP.

    The machine I bought came at a very fair price (I didn't even bother to haggle), is in great shape, and was wrapped up really nice for the trip home. I won't hesitate to buy another machine from GAP.

    #15 5 years ago

    Thanks Kyle, Its been a crazy 3 months with opening a new shop then moving it again and selling games and delivering games plus the delivery of al those Star Trek LE's. Since the week before Thanksgiving its been crazy. glad I got to meet you as well as vbittnv this week.

    Well be open Sat 11-6pm and Sun 10-6pm. Yes even if it snows 10 inches.

    Stop on out,

    Address is 850 Meadowview crossing Unit 10, West Chicago, IL 60185.


    #16 5 years ago
    Quoted from dantebean:

    Yeah, sometime retailers are annoying PITA.

    Yeah, but I am not talking about the retailer, J.T. is a good guy. It's the idiot stalker he has on Chicago CL that is annoying.

    #17 5 years ago
    Quoted from vdojaq:

    Yeah, but I am not talking about the retailer, J.T. is a good guy. It's the idiot stalker he has on Chicago CL that is annoying.

    and yes my stalker is a real tool!

    Bump for GAP
    Hell throw a grand opening party with all that inventory!
    I did it with pincades a few times it was a hit and a great way to pull in some pinsiders to show your shop off a little.
    im just saying,

    #18 5 years ago

    I had previously started a thread about some GAP artwork, but now found this thread. Here is a framed icture I got from Mike in our newly remodeled game room. It looks great and Mike has always been a pleasure to deal with in the years I have known him.



    2 weeks later
    #20 5 years ago

    Any internet web page coming for orders or just phone and walk ins?

    1 week later
    #22 5 years ago

    We will be open all weekend. 10-4 pm.

    Games for sale

    Addams X3
    Mint TZ
    Luci AC/DC
    AC/DC premiums
    Star Trek Pro
    Star Trek premium
    Star Trek le
    Custom Blue Spiderman
    Space Jams
    Tales of the Arabian Nights
    Metallica Le
    Guns N Roses
    Austin powers
    Who Dunnit
    Roller Coaster Tycoon
    Evil Dead Custom Pin
    HUO Corvette
    Transformer Pro
    NIB Transformers pro

    1 week later
    #24 5 years ago

    That video is great!

    #25 5 years ago

    Looks/sounds familiar:

    I love that iMovie/iTunes template!


    #26 5 years ago

    Mike, are you open this weekend? I'll be in the area on Saturday and was planning on stopping by.

    #27 5 years ago

    Perfect promo, I love it

    #28 5 years ago

    Great video - I'll definitely look you up when either Stern or JJP has a new model I am looking for.

    #29 5 years ago
    Quoted from GAP:

    New Promo video!

    Love the 60's spy movie theme, great promo!

    #30 5 years ago

    We will be there tomorrow from 10pm until 4pm.

    Stop on buy

    #31 5 years ago

    We are open tomorrow and Sat, 10-4 pm

    Just added

    Custom LOTR LE
    Custom Soprano's
    Custom Indiana Jones
    Custom Spiderman
    Custom Iron Man

    We have one Star Trek Le left

    #32 5 years ago

    Question, do you stock powder coated parts or do I have to send my parts in like back alley does? Did I read that's who you use? I saw your packages and I like the blue demo man set. Considering putting them on mm but don't want to tear down and ship.

    #33 5 years ago

    You can send your parts to Matt at Back Alley Creations. We will be carrying full sets of certain powder coated colors in the near future for Stern and Bally/Williams games.

    Hot Rod Red
    Metallic Red
    Metallic Blue
    Candy purple
    Candy Blue
    Cirqus Voltaire purple
    Fire engine red
    Gloss Black
    Nuclear Green

    1 week later
    #34 5 years ago

    Added some more artwork today

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    3 years later
    #35 1 year ago

    Three years ago we opened our Retail Shop only by appointment. I am proud to let you know, we now have business hours and open during the weekend to service the local pinball community. We will offer the basic pinball parts for purchase. So many times over the weekend people are getting ready for parties and they need a part, Well, we will be stocking standard pinball parts to help fix your games during the weekends

    We will offer parts for quick pick up
    Flipper bats
    Flipper buttons
    Leg levelers
    Coin doors
    Leg protectors
    Lockdown bars
    Playfield Glass
    PDI Glass
    side rails
    Mirror blades
    Flipper bat rubber
    Stern Authorized mods
    Unique pinball art

    and of course NIB as well as used pins

    Stop on out!!!

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    #36 1 year ago

    The place looks great Mike! Missed you at KISS; fun time.

    #37 1 year ago

    Thanks Terry, Ended up with Strep, plus threw my back out, was a bad Start to a week. Plus I missed KISS! See you tomorrow!!!!!!

    #38 1 year ago

    Wow nice place. A bit far for me...but I like it.

    #39 1 year ago

    Holy Thread resurrection batman

    Mike, your place looks totally awesome!

    It takes awhile to grow a collection like that either for home or a business!
    Especially if its not a full time job
    Nice work

    #40 1 year ago

    Looking good Mike, your store is good too

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