Tell me how you came up with the idea of your store?
The zombie store was conceived in 2011 at the peak of the economic downturn in Las Vegas, which was ground zero for the entire US downturn. Las Vegas fell harder than just about anywhere else because it had grown faster ,and nothing grows forever. The economic climate was dismal and it was felt by most living here, as tourism was also greatly affected. It was time to temporarily change course from our previously successful artificial grass business and open a zombie themed fun and functional store that would help us survive whatever was to happen next. Success was immediate and word rapidly spread around the world about the Zombie Apocalypse Store in Las Vegas.
What do you find most challenging about your running your store?
The most challenging aspect of the store is getting people who think they aren’t interested in the zombie genre to come in. There truly is something here for everyone.
We see that you have a zombie apocalypse kit, what’s in it?
We have several options for zombie survival kits. Our most popular is our Bug Out Section where you can build your own kit for your personal and family needs.
Tell me about some of the highlights of your store.
Highlights of the store include animatronic zombie props and a completely themed shopping environment.
When your friends/family hear about the store, what do they say or ask?
A surprising amount of people including friends and those we meet regularly have already heard about the store. Many have not yet been there but most are glad when they finally do come in.
The interest in zombies and zombie activity seems to be growing. Why do you think that is?
I’m not quite sure what drives the zombie genre as a whole. There certainly is a horror fan component as well as a survivalist aspect. Many consider zombies sexy! Go figure!
What would you tell someone who is thinking about visiting?
Anyone considering visiting us should absolutely do so. It is the perfect blend of fun and function. Fun zombie novelties and products interspersed with functional survival items such as knives, machetes, bug out stuff, real handgun and rifle ammo Plus, Plus!
If they have any questions where should they go?