Rakks Gets Into the Game in Minnesota

by Rakks | January 9th, 2015

Board games and puzzles are fun. They have been around forever. They provide a welcome relief from a computer screen and an opportunity to bring families and friends closer together.

If you agree and happen to live in Minnesota, you’re in luck. One of the best game stores in the state is at the Mall of America in Bloomington.

Founded in 1979, Games by James is not only the best but also one of the oldest game stores in the state. When the store was being renovated, owner Glenn McKee realized the primary challenge in redesigning the window and selling floor was to maximize the visibility of selling floor, particularly the front window facing the mall.

He enlisted the help of interior designer Cindy Douthett Nagel, CID of Krech, O’Brien Mueller & Associates an architectural, structural engineering and interior design firm located in Inner Grove Heights, Minnesota. The team was looking for a product to achieve Glenn’s objective. While searching for the right product, they discovered Rakks. “The Rakks shelving system was the perfect solution for our challenge of creating an open front window display while maximizing interior shelf space,” said Glenn.

The Rakks design team recommended using PD6 poles to span the nearly 10-foot high storefront window that supports adjustable shelves on both sides. A series of 4”, 6” and 8” aluminum extruded shelves supported by Rakks Style Brackets completes the system that faces the mall. Inside the store, 18″ deep shelves on Rakks Style brackets allow for maximum visibility of the merchandise on the sales floor.

With the help of Rakks, the designers created a welcoming environment that attracts customers and encourages them to interact with the games and puzzles.

At Games by James, you will find an extensive and diverse selection of family board games and puzzles – something for everyone. So if you happen to be in the area, check it out and don’t miss the opportunity to see Rakks in action.

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