Making a living one quarter at a time, Eagle’s Nest Arcade Owner Mostafa Shamssolari says he always longed for a bully-free place to have fun as a child. “I also dreamed of owning my own business, so when the Eagle’s Nest came up for sale, I decided to buy it,” he said. “I’ve always loved to be around people and when I’m not, I run crazy, so it seemed to be a good fit.” Watching over his many customers for over 20 years now, “Mo” considers himself blessed to have regular players from as far as Tupelo, Potts Camp, Ashland and parts of Tennessee. Born in Abadan, Iran, the 58-year-old grew up in the Iranian city of Ahwaz. A Jackson State University graduate, the avid cruise ship traveler is the father of Judy Shamssolari of Bolivar, Tenn.
Staff photo by Kimberly Shelton