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New Business Spotlight - The Collectors Den

They cater to collectors

They cater to collectors

July 03, 2009

Name of business: The Collectors Den

Owners: Dave and Jen Moore

Address: 120 E. Oak Ridge Drive, Suite 800, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Opening date: June 13

Products and services: Collectible action figures from the 1970s to the present; sports and gaming cards; comic books; Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments on Saturdays.

Market area: "We cater to card gamers, action figure collectors, comic book readers, sports card collectors and anyone who likes talking about movies and toys they remember from their childhood."

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How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it?: Dave's family owned a secondhand toy shop in Montgomery County, Md., in the 1980s and '90s. It has been his dream, as well as his brother Joe's, to continue that tradition.

Previous business experience: Dave has been a collector of toys, cards and comics for more than 20 years. He worked for 10 years in picture framing. Jen worked for 10 years in an office environment and volunteered for nonprofits.

Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday and Monday, closed.

Phone number: 240-420-TOYS (8697)

Web site: www.myspace.com/thecollectorsden

E-mail: thecollectorsden@yahoo.com

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