Business Interruption Fund spotlight: Next-Gen Games

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Next-Gen Games is a hobby game store that specializes in the sale of vintage video games, trading cards, board games, and game-related paraphernalia. The game store is owned and operated by Jeff Bryson, a life-long fan and avid player of games himself. “We strive to offer all of our customers the greatest service possible and are always happy to recommend games or chat about the latest titles,” said Bryson.

Walking into the store is an experience into the modern game world. The walls are lined with the newest and hottest board games, Warhammer miniatures and retro video games. Additionally, a large counter area stores and displays an extensive library of Magic Singles with more than 250,000 Magic Cards.

The store’s open floor space offers seating for up to 44 players for large events such as Magic, Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh card games and up to 100 players for tournaments.

Although Next-Gen Games has been impacted by the construction of the Purple Line Extension, Phase 1, Bryson is a strong believer in expanding public transit. “We appreciate Metro taking into consideration the needs of small businesses. I can say confidently, with the help of the Business Interruption Fund, Next-Gen Games will be serving gamers for many years to come,” Bryson stated.

Next-Gen Games is located at 5360 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036.  For more information, call 323.938.3400 or visit their website.

Metro’s Business Interruption Fund (BIF) provides financial assistance to small “mom and pop” businesses directly impacted by transit rail construction along the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, the Little Tokyo area and 2nd/Broadway segment of the Regional Connector, and Phase 1 of the Purple Line Extension. For more information about the BIF, visit To apply for a BIF grant, visit Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corp (PCR) at

Previous spotlights: Delicious Southern Cuisine, Love’s Furniture, Civic Center Studios.