Jungle Jake’s and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce cohosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 25 at the hobby shop’s new location at 312B Memorial Drive in downtown Hinesville.
Owner Jason Lee welcomed family members, city officials, chamber staff, board members, ambassadors and community members.
Guests later enjoyed food and drinks while learning more about the shop.
Jungle Jake’s is a hobby and game shop specializing in game workshops, Wizards of the Coast, strategy games, game supplies, older comic books and other items. The shop’s main focus is providing weekly gaming events and gaming fun within a family atmosphere.
“I enjoyed playing games like this myself — they make people think and strategize,” Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said as he perused the store’s offerings.
He commended Jungle Jake’s for its contribution to the community and growth of downtown Hinesville.
Many of Jungle Jake’s regular visitors came to celebrate the event. The shop’s gaming family in attendance offered in-depth explanations of the intricate figurines on display, which are part of an ongoing battle each week.
In addition to weekly gaming events, the shop is beginning to form leagues for their loyal fans.
“Our customers are awesome, from young ones to older generations. They are why I love my job,” Lee said.
He thanked everyone in attendance, including his wife and children, for their support.
“We welcome you to the chamber,” Executive Director Leah Poole said. “We are here for you and we support your growing business.”