The co-founder of eBash Video Game Center in Terre Haute announced Monday the venue has agreed to acquire local board and card game store GAM3. While financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, Zack Johnson says the acquisition is part of his company’s growth in the Haute City Center mall.
eBash Video Game Center opened in 2004 and provides gamers a place to play the latest console and PC games.
The venue is currently operating out of a temporary location while renovations continue at its new, permanent location in the mall. Johnson says the new location will include the addition of GAM3.
“My family has always played board and card games as I was growing up, and my wife Janean and I continue that tradition with our own children,” Johnson said in written remarks. “My dad even had a small shop here in town on 7th street about 20 years ago called Family Fun and Games, so it is exciting for us to continue that legacy of board and card games for friends and families into the future with the purchase of GAM3.”
eBash is a subsidiary of TILT LLC, which Johnson says has a total of seven employees. He says the company will be bringing on GAM3’s four employees, but the growth is not stopping there.
Earlier this year, TILT opened Bank of Pinball inside two spaces at the Haute City Center. Johnson says the company has plans for two additional spaces inside the mall with other entertainment and food and beverage options, though details will be released in the coming months.
Johnson says the company is investing up to $1.7 million in all of its projects at the mall, and he anticipates hiring up to 20 additional employees with the new spaces open this fall.