March 23, 2010 // Franchising.com // NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Gamer Doc®, the retail video game store franchise that delivers a new and interactive customer experience, today announced the addition of two new Area Developers for Virginia. Cliff Brown and Nestor Alvarez will work together to develop the southern and central areas of Virginia, which include the cities of Charlottesville, Richmond, and Virginia Beach.
"We are pleased to welcome Cliff and Nestor to the Gamer Doc team, and there are some very exciting growth opportunities in their area," said Jim Belanger, president of Gamer Doc. "They have a deep understanding of the video game industry and what Gamer Doc is bringing to the market. They have experience in business ownership and in retail, a combination that will be a great asset to the franchisees they bring on board."
After deciding they wanted to go into business as partners, Mr. Brown and Mr. Alvarez evaluated different industries and franchise opportunities, and decided that Gamer Doc offered the business model and growth potential they wanted.
"The video game industry continues to be one of the bright spots in retail," Brown said. "We chose to join Gamer Doc because the business model offers a variety of revenue streams, including game rentals, and disc and console repairs, that other video game franchises do not, and that is especially important in the current economy."
"We were very careful and took our time when looking at various business options, and the Gamer Doc opportunity fit best, based on its proven business model and the great upside market potential," Alvarez said. "Cliff and I are looking forward to expanding the Gamer Doc footprint here in Virginia."
Gamer Doc currently has stores open in Bear, Delaware; Burlington, Ontario; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Highland Park, California; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Springfield, Pennsylvania.
Gamer Doc is an innovative franchise concept that offers the opportunity to own, develop and operate a retail video game emporium. Launched in December 2007, Gamer Doc delivers a new and interactive experience to all customers. From dedicated gamers to Mom or Dad who want to try out a game, trade-in some old games or check out the latest titles and consoles from Microsoft®, Nintendo®, and Sony®, all customers will enjoy the ultimate gaming experience. Gamer Doc offices are located in Newport Beach, Calif.