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Paul and Patty Gamsby have been the owners of two More Space Place franchises in North Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach, SC since 2005. They have been married for 46 years and have owned their own businesses since 1982. It can be tough working with a spouse and it takes a special mindset to get through some issues but in the end, it is all worth it”, says Patty. They find owning a More Space Place franchise is rewarding and challenging, but most of all, fun!
After they both worked in the banking industry, Patty became a stay at home mom and Paul started his career as an arena manager from 1978-82. In the years that followed they started their first business, a family fun park with a roller skating rink, mini golf and water slide. While pursuing other interests, they continued ownership for almost 20 years; a business that is alive and well today in Binghamton, NY. During that time, they developed a marketing network and had over 500 roller skating centers as clients for 10 years.
From 1998-2005, Paul returned to the hockey world he left behind at the University of Michigan, where he played hockey and received his bachelor’s degree and became general manager of the Augusta Lynx Hockey team of the ECHL. He also served in that same capacity in Richmond, VA.
Although Patty has “somewhat retired” from the daily operation of the family business, Paul can still be found at the Surfside Beach store, when he is in town. Travelling has become a passion for them but they still look forward to many years of being part of the More Space Place family. Their Tibetan Terrier, Misty, now 14 years old, is also a member of the family.
Their son and daughter in law, Sean and Marianne are stepping into new rolls in the business that they have been part of since day one. Their other son, Brian along with his wife, Laura and their son, Chase, live in Sarasota FL; one of Paul and Patty’s favorite places to visit! Paul and Patty reside in Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach.