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Old 07-07-2014, 09:26 PM #1
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Lake County Paintball store?

The closest stores to me were all 45-50 minute drives away. They are awesome do not get me wrong.

But for those in Libertyville, Ivanhoe Mundelein, Grayslake and Round Lake, I can't find a paintball store?

Am I missing something?

Who wants to open one up with me?
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:19 AM #2
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there used to be a bad boys toys by 60 and Milwaukee, i think all the stores except the one in Lansing closed though. might be worth it to double check though
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Old 07-08-2014, 01:04 PM #3
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I drove by their the other day... it's definitely gone.

Makes me think though =)
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Old 07-08-2014, 01:10 PM #4
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Yeah, I spent a lot of money there back in the day... Back when shockers were the hotness lol
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:35 PM #5
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LOL same here. Angels and halos.
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:45 PM #6
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LOL same here. Angels and halos.
Halos still rock lol
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:20 PM #7
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:28 AM #8
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It would be awesome if their was a field/store around here. I have some property in Mundelein off of rt 60. Really makes me think!
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:56 PM #9
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Your only choices for a store that are close are:
Paintball Sally's in Salem Wi
Paintball Explosion in Skokie
Paintball Explosion in East Dundee
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:18 PM #10
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Re: Lake County Paintball Stores

Dude, I totally feel you. I either shop at PBexplosion when im down there or I shop online.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:28 PM #11
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So PBexplostion is great. But both locations are 50 minutes. DiscountPaintball in elk grove is good too but also 50 minutes.

That's going during non traffic hours...

I'm thinking something needs to be added this way.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:37 AM #12
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I'd be down to get a VA small business loan to open up a shop in the area
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:04 AM #13
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I own a small business now but am in the process of selling it.

I wonder if their are more people itching for a store in this area. I'd prefer a store/field setup.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:31 AM #14
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I own a small business now but am in the process of selling it.

I wonder if their are more people itching for a store in this area. I'd prefer a store/field setup.
that would be awesome
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:51 PM #15
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The problem is that there are no fields in lake county.
Racine, cook, mchenry, dupage but not Lake.
Hard to support a store when people are not playing as much woodsball in the area. Big box stores have cut back or cut out paintballs altogether.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:52 PM #16
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The problem is that there are no fields in lake county. Racine, cook, mchenry, dupage but not Lake. Hard to support a store when people are not playing as much woodsball in the area. Big box stores have cut back or cut out paintballs altogether.
That's why you need to open a field/store to promote the hobby and get more people in the area involved in the sport
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:04 PM #17
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I mean their is definitely potential. It'd take a huge investment up front, in order to attract a lot of the Lake County people it'd have to be a nice facility. There has to be more then just a few of us in Lake County playing paintball... and if we are, their's a HUGE untapped market.

I own land already. I don't think it needs to be commercially zoned. Just something I'm keeping in the back of my head. If anything the if the business could break even I could just use it as a write-off. =)
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:06 PM #18
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Bad Boyz toyz was here forever! I'm sure they closed for a reason, which is why I'm thinking store with field would make more sense.

My land is in Mundelein, I'm a little to close to McHenry though, and their is H2 about 20 minutes from me. Libertyville or Vernon Hills would be better but I'm sure that land is BIG cash.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:41 AM #19
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Is H2 still open?
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:24 AM #20
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I drove by H2 two weeks ago and saw the speed ball field up. I'm going their today to get my air filled so I'll let you know 100%.
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