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Gamers Delight at Utica's Newest Shop: Pop!

Pop! Caffeine, Games and Comics opens in Utica.

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Pop! Caffeine, Games and Comics is a gamers delight.

The new storefront on Cass Avenue in downtown Utica has attracted gamers from all over the county to participate in War Hammer tournaments, board games and buy classic comics.

The store, located at 45163 on Cass Avenue, opened in July, just in time for the .

Gamers can spend the day at the shop drinking Michigan-made sodas, reading classic comics, playing classic board games and participating in tournaments.

"A lot of gamers were looking for somewhere to go," said Pop manager Matt Ash.

Now, gamers, from as young as eight to as old as 60 years old have a hub right in downtown Utica.

In addition to having the classic game tournaments such as Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder on the weekends, gamers can find Magic the Gathering and War Hammer tournaments going all week long.

The store also rents out xBox Live and sells new and vintage comic books.

Ash said he has been seeing a lot of families come in on the weeknights to take advantage of their free games such as Yahtzee and Scrabble.

Gamers can stay caffeinated with energy drinks and soda, but eventually, Ash said Pop is hoping to open a full-service coffee shop. 

For store hours, visit Pop on Facebook.

POP Owner Kimberly Stone has organized the first annual in downtown Utica on Oct. 13.

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