By Ryan Wynne
Jordan Murari and Adam Scholtz recently opened Jordan’s Electronics at 655 Front St. Suite 4 in Lynden’s Dutch Village Mall. The business buys and sells video game-related electronics and accessories.
While the storefront is only three weeks old, the business partners have been fixing and selling electronics for much longer. Both worked independently from their homes before deciding to join forces and set up shop at the newly opened O’Donnell’s Bellingham Flea Market. That’s when their business blossomed.
“It went well enough that we had to open a store,” Murari said.
He said traffic to their section of the flea market grew to the point that they needed to relocate to bigger spaces every couple of weeks.
At the market, Murari said they began to realize the importance of having regular hours and face-to-face contact with customers, which they didn’t have working at their homes. It also proved to them that demand is high enough for the services and goods they offer to open a shop of their own.
After two months at the flea market, Jordan’s Electronics got its own store. At their new, 1,100-square-foot space, Murari and Scholtz will continue selling video games and accessories for everything from vintage Atari to Nintendo Wii. They accept trade-ins and buy games, accessories and consoles, and the items don’t even have to work.
“Broken or working, we will give you something for just about anything,” Murari said.
Along those lines, they also repair consoles. And just this week, Murari and Scholtz installed a big screen television for their in-store gaming area, where the public can test drive consoles and games or just hang out.
Jordan’s Electronics is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call (360) 389-3825.