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A Blog From Peters Billiards

Happy 2019!

January 19, 2019

It’s the New Year and many of us are trying to stick to our New Year’s resolutions. (The key word here is ‘trying’.)  One of the top 10 most popular New Year’s Resolutions, which rings true with me, is to spend more quality time with family and friends. In this day and age when we spend so much time on our phones or feel pressured to get everything on our to-do list done we can sometimes forg... Read More

New Games and Furniture for the 2018 Holiday Season!

November 17, 2018

It’s time to start thinking about the holidays, entertaining, and spending much more time indoors. We’ve had strange fall weather this year and even though it’s not Thanksgiving yet, those temperatures outside sure feel like mid-January. Brr!  Peters Billiards has stocked up on everything you need to have fun and stay cozy this season with new games and furniture. In the past couple months we have switc... Read More

Happy New Year!

January 9, 2018

Happy 2018! Let’s embrace this New Year with ways to enjoy your home for yourself and with people you love.  This last year was filled with ideas to step your entertainment game up a notch. Now it’s time to actually make those New Year’s resolutions come true. Whether you’re wanting to spruce up your game room or put together the perfect gathering spot on your patio we have inspiration and expert g... Read More

“A Family That Plays Together, Stays Together” - PART 1

December 5, 2017

Playing games with your loved ones is a place where jokes are shared, communication grows, laughs are sure to be had, and family memories are made. Experts say that communication and connections made when playing together helps to create a solid healthy foundation for families. Just think about some of your favorite memories as a child. Most of mine are when my family was together doing something we enjoyed. At Peters, we hav... Read More

File under: Games, Pool Tables

Peters Billiards is 60!

September 12, 2017

Peters Billiards is 60 and loving it! In 1957 we opened our doors. We've moved, remodeled, and expanded the products we carry during those 60 years, but we've kept our Minneapolis roots and love for family games. Owners, Greg and Carol Peterson, were born and raised in Minneapolis and our heart and soul continues to be a family business that treats customers like family.  After all “Family is not a... Read More

File under: Games, Pool Tables

Made in America!

June 20, 2017

It’s summer! And as it gets closer to America’s holiday it always makes me feel nostalgic. It reminds me I should be spending my time grilling on the patio, eating watermelon, going to the lake, and wearing some form of red, white and blue. But why celebrate America only once a year? At Peters Billiards we try and promote American made quality and craftsmanship in as many products as we can all year round. From pat... Read More

Antique Pool Table Restoration: Part #2

February 7, 2017

Welcome back to Part Two: Antique Pool Table Restoration. If you’re just getting started then I’d highly recommend to start with Part #1 so you’re up to speed. We left off at learning about finishing and staining the table so let’s dive right in and look at the final three steps of completing the restoration of an antique pool table.   5.    Cushions, Rails, and Pockets The wood c... Read More

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Antique Pool Table Restoration: Part #1

January 31, 2017

A few months ago I posted about our new Antique Pool Table Showroom that we opened up at the end of September 2016. In this post I included Greg’s love of billiards, how he acquired many of the tables, the value of an antique billiard table and the difference a Peters Billiards antique table has over others. I promised I would go into further details discussing what is done during the restoration process that brings each... Read More

File under: Pool Tables

Winter Deals!!!

January 5, 2017

Beat the winter blues with something new for your home or patio. Floor Models, One-Of-A-Kinds, Closeouts, Discontinued, Overstock and Clearance items are available now! We’ve recently marked down pool tables, games, sofas, recliners, accent tables, pub tables, dining sets, kitchen and bar stools, game tables, bars, artwork, accessories, patio furniture and more. All items are available for pick-up same day or schedule a ... Read More

‘Tis the Season of Giving

December 15, 2016

It’s that time of year again when you want to gift your loved ones with something to show them how much they mean to you. Peters Billiards has gifts that will surely bring lots of laughs, smiles, and great memories.  Last season I posted a game room gift guide that included classic games, unique options, active games, and more.  Be sure to check out the Ultimate Game Room Gift Guide post along with a few new ad... Read More

3 Main Ingredients for the Ultimate Game Room

November 1, 2016

With the holiday seasons and cold weather upon us it’s time to start thinking about indoor entertainment. Whether it’s for you and your kids, game night with friends, or to gather family together around the holidays for laughter, a game room always puts a smile on everyone’s face. Here we talk about 3 main ingredients to creating the Ultimate Game Room.   1.    ULTIMATE GAMES Of course ... Read More

File under: Furniture, Games, Pool Tables

Grand Opening:Peters Billiards Antique Pool Table Showroom

October 6, 2016

Last week Peters Billiards held the grand opening of our private showroom for restored Antique Pool Tables. It’s open by appointment only and allows viewing of some of the finest antique pool tables in the country. Currently we have 25 pool tables on display, all of which have been restored to exacting detail. Peters Billiards’ entire collection is considered to be one of the most valuable restored antique billiard... Read More

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Fall Back to Indoor Entertaining

September 8, 2016

As the kids go back to school and we prepare to spend more time indoors, it’s time to tackle those interior decorating projects. Looking for a new sofa or sectional? Are you interested in adding a few more decorative pieces to your family game room? Did you just finish a kitchen remodel and are in need of kitchen stools? I’ve collected a group of past postings that will help you tackle those indoor projects so you... Read More

Save on Floor Models, One-of-a-Kinds, Discontinued and Overstock Items Now

August 2, 2016

It’s nearing the end of the summer and we are making room for NEW products daily. In an effort to always show the latest and greatest trends, along with the classic designs and styles, we have put a lot of outdoor AND indoor furniture on sale. We have a large variety of outdoor dining sets, chats groups, fire pits, accent tables and deep seating at reduced prices.  What you probably weren’t aware of is that we... Read More

File under: Furniture, Patio, Pool Tables

Pool Table Care

March 15, 2016

To start I’d like to mention that there is not much everyday maintenance to pool tables. A pool table is a piece of fine furniture and, if taken care of as such, it will last through generations. I decided to write this post in order to give myself a refresher course from our pool table experts, but also in hopes of learning something new. Right off the bat I’ve realized pool and billiards requires the least amoun... Read More

You’re invited to visit our NEW website!

September 29, 2015

Introducing our newly updated website! We've packed it full of inpirational ideas and images for you, and made it even easier to navigate. You'll also find helpful tips and expert advice.   NEW FEATURES INCLUDE:  Newly remodeled virtual space  Searchability  Updated product photos and descriptions  Phone and tablet capabilities Options for pinning, posting, tweeting, sharing and howe... Read More

What’s new at Peters Billiards?

July 29, 2015

If you haven’t been to our store lately here is a sneak peak at new items we have on display. We always try to stay on trend to reflect what customers are asking for and we want show new products we fall in love with. Along with new items on display, we also continue to have new items in our Peters Backroom clearance area. Right now we have plenty of patio furniture on sale and ready to take home. You can get a sneak p... Read More

Inside Peters Billiards Warehouse

May 26, 2015

Peters Billiards Warehouse is a side of our company that not many people get to see other than a location for picking up merchandise. We have quite the crew working behind the scenes to make sure all the products and services we offer are handled appropriately.  There is no way I could list everything that’s done at our warehouse in one blog post, but hopefully you can get a little taste of what our warehouse crew i... Read More

Should you buy American Made Products?

January 27, 2015

I’m sure if we could we would all love to have American made products in our home. In this day and age it’s hard to find American made products for one and they’re not always in our budget. It’s true American made products in general tend to cost a little more, but for good reason. Here at Peters Billiards we try our best to carry American made furniture, games, and accessories whenever possible. Here a... Read More

Stock, Special, and Custom Orders… What’s the difference?

November 9, 2014

Have you ever gone to a furniture store that has 30 recliners, but they were all in some shade of brown? Were you looking to buy a pool table, but really wished you could match the wood stain to your built-in bar? Well look no further! At Peters Billiards we specialize in those one-of-a-kind or just plain hard to find furniture pieces. There are a few things you might want to know about special orders. Let’s take a look ... Read More

Pool Table Tips: Round 3

October 19, 2014

  The third and final round on pool table tips # 8-10 includes: accessory talk, installation, and “Pool School”.   TIP #8 - ACCESSORIES: All you need to play and enjoy the game. All tables sold by Peters come with an accessory package that includes: cues, balls, rack, 9 ball or “diamond” rack, “triangle” rack, brush, chalk, tip shaper, bridge stick, cover and rule book.  ... Read More

File under: Pool Tables

Pool Table Tips: Round 2

October 13, 2014

Did you know that there are endless options for pool table frame styles? Check out tips #4 – 7 for even more insight on pool tables.   TIP #4 - CLOTH: Did you know woven cloth, not felt, is used for the playing surface of a pool table? Green cloth is not the only option anymore. The typical billiard green cloth is no longer the best-selling color, although it’s still used quite a bit. There are about 30 d... Read More

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Pool Table Tips: Round 1

October 13, 2014

Looking for a pool table? Don’t know where to start? Here are the first of 10 “good to know” tips about pool table basics. TIP #1 – GAME FOR ALL AGES Let’s get one thing straight: pool tables are great for all. It’s a rare game that does not discriminate. Whether you’re 8 or 88, man or woman, short or tall, this game can be played by anyone. Grandpa just might be the one running th... Read More

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WHAT’S TRENDING? Industrial, Reclaimed, and Vintage

October 13, 2014

Industrial, reclaimed, and vintage are all popular trends in the furniture industry today. This trend is evident from the "mom and pop" shops to high end designer brands. From actual vintage pieces to re-created looks, the market place is full of options. Sustainability has moved to the forefront and driven this look. Wrok-out, aged, weathered, distressed, and antiqued are all words to describe this style which is evident in a... Read More

A RARE FIND - ANTIQUE BILLIARDS TABLES & THE COLLECTOR WHO BRINGS THEM TO LIFE

October 11, 2014

Did you know that Greg Peterson, owner of Peters Billiards, is one of the leading experts and collectors of antique billiards tables in the world? I know, it’s impressive. His current collection includes more than 100 antique tables, several of them proudly displayed in store. I had a few questions about these tables and Greg was happy to answer them. Here is what he had to say: #1:  When did you start collectin... Read More

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Las Vegas Market 2014 - Furniture and Home Decor

September 23, 2014

The Las Vegas Market was a success, and a lot of fun I might add.  We were able to see many new products, some of which have the potential to make it to our showroom in the future.  If you have questions on anything you see here please send them my way. Thanks for visiting! I had the pleasure of attending the Las Vegas Market from January 26-28. It was a much needed change in weather from Minnesota that’s fo... Read More

Ten Little Known Facts About Peters Billiards

September 11, 2014

Peters Billiards seems like it has been around forever, since 1957 to be exact. Originally it was just pool tables, but we’ve evolved to become much more. In 2006 we opened our new building and there was talk about changing the store name to help people understand who we are. Many loyal customers know us as Peters Billiards and continuing into the future with that loyalty was very important to us. So we set out on a miss... Read More

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