WE ARE CLOSED
A message for Tacoma…
Sadly, we must close Gibson’s effective October 31,
2015. After several years of
increasingly reduced sales, we simply have run out of money, time and energy to
keep it afloat.
A HUGE thank you to our unfailing employees, who have stuck
with us through thick and thin. Their
honesty, integrity and care of our shops was always the most remarked upon
review in Yelp and Google. We are so
grateful for them.
While we deal with the emotions of failure and sadness, it
is important to acknowledge the good we brought to our community. Our intention from the beginning was to build
a space where families and friends could come for inexpensive entertainment
(what could be more fun to a child than having control over what they put in
their cup?), connect with each other (maybe over some games), and be safe and
Being local Tacoman’s ourselves, we wanted that for our
community. And we succeeded. Of course our success brought in many “copy
cats” and outside chain competitors. But
the core of building something local for our community was good and we’re proud
So if you’re reading this, do something good for your
community today. Pick up trash that
blows in your way, pay forward a cup of coffee to the next person in line, hug
your kids and work to create happiness in your neighborhood.
And whenever possible, always buy local….
Jim Gibson & Judy Jones
shop - 8 N Tacoma Ave, Tacoma, WA 98403
shop - 5916 N 26th Street, Tacoma, WA 98407