A Rochester gaming shop is on a roll.

D6 Games has outgrown its space for the second time since it opened in 2017.

The owners of the store are planning to pack up all of their Magic: The Gathering cards, dice and other gaming gear at 3160 Wellner Drive NE to move to the former Salon Professional Academy building at 4229 U.S. 52 North.

"We hope to open in the new building on Sept. 1," said Chris Fursa, who co-owns the shop with his brother, Nathan Fursa, and his nephew, Matthew Fursa.

D6 will occupy 5,300 square feet of the building that's across the frontage road from Broadway Pizza.

The current 3,200-square-foot store grew from a 1,900-square-foot space soon after they opened at the start of March 2017.

"We want to make things better, more comfortable for customers coming to play a game or shop," he said. "We're hoping to host larger events with the extra space."

In addition to having more space, the new location gives D6 another tactical advantage — a kitchen.

The plan is to be able to offer fresh pizza, brats, hot dogs and the like to hungry gamers spending hours on a D & D quest or a Settlers of Catan marathon.

Fursa is also excited about tripling the number of the store's parking spaces to make it easier for customers to spend time at the new location.

It looks like D6 will also have a familiar neighbor in the new building.

The nonprofit Weirdcards Charitable Club is expected to move into about 1,000-square-feet of space next to D6. Weirdcards hosts Magic: The Gathering events to raise money for local charities.

Jeff Kiger tracks business action in Rochester and southeastern Minnesota every day in Heard on the Street. Send tips or questions to jkiger@postbulletin.com or call 507-285-7798.

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Jeff has worked at newspapers as a reporter, columnist, editor, photographer and copy editor since 1992. He started at the Post Bulletin in 1999. Kiger is the PB's business reporter and writes a daily column, "Heard on the Street."