Well here is another update on the very slow progress for my arcade. For any of you following my progress, it has been slow going – I submitted a request to the owners of the store I am looking to get into (it’s one store of many in a strip mall owned by Kmart/Sears) way back in November and we still haven’t hammered everything out. A lot of the blame I have to put on the realtor that Kmart/Sears is using as he has not been very helpful. My own realtor will fax in requested information, call up to ensure that it was received and no one answers the phone but he leaves a message. He keeps trying and it takes three weeks or longer for Kmart’s realtor to finally get back to us. Then he just happened to loose the fax and we have to do it again. So with the realtor being difficult to contact for some reason (in fact my realtor says that he sounds annoyed when he talks with him – like we’re doing him a favor by trying to do business with them), it makes a process that should otherwise be simple take much longer than required. I have sought to discuss things with the owners but have not had much luck there either. This has left me quite frustrated and I have been looking for a different store but unfortunately nothing else has come along that fits the price and is a better location than this one. Also they need to have the store re-keyed because the keys have been lost to the particular store I am wanting to get into – so overall it has been a very trying experience for my patience but I am hopeful that we will finally get it taken care of soon as we were able to get some information from Sears today that clears things up.