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KenFSU

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Joysticks Arcade Lounge & Retro Bar Coming Downtown
« on: September 10, 2018, 11:23:54 AM »

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Re: Joysticks Arcade Lounge & Retro Bar Coming Downtown
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2018, 11:38:20 AM »
Yeah, that whole strip on Bay that includes what was going to be Levels is ripe for a refresh.  Who wants a Dive Bar across the street from a fancy new convention center (or hotel)?

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Re: Joysticks Arcade Lounge & Retro Bar Coming Downtown
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2018, 12:42:07 PM »
Yeah, that whole strip on Bay that includes what was going to be Levels is ripe for a refresh.  Who wants a Dive Bar across the street from a fancy new convention center (or hotel)?
Uh, people who love dive bars.  The Live Bar is more of an intermittent night club.  The article sez the building that was going to be "Levels" will be an entertainment venue.  Pretty vague.
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Re: Joysticks Arcade Lounge & Retro Bar Coming Downtown
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2018, 01:25:14 PM »
Keg and Coin always seems to be packed in Riverside.
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Re: Joysticks Arcade Lounge & Retro Bar Coming Downtown
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2018, 01:44:28 PM »
Keg and Coin always seems to be packed in Riverside.

I think other places are starting to notice that and try to break into that market. A barcade is going up near 5 Points, as well, I think it's called Recroom?

I'll give 'em a try, but Keg n Coin has been a favorite of mine ever since it was still Beer:30. Plus, I live just a few blocks from it...

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Re: Joysticks Arcade Lounge & Retro Bar Coming Downtown
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2018, 02:39:36 PM »

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A barcade is going up near 5 Points, as well, I think it's called Recroom?

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I do not think that is being pursued anymore, it's almost like they didn't realize 'Keg and Coin' was up and running when they came up with that idea.

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Re: Joysticks Arcade Lounge & Retro Bar Coming Downtown
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2018, 03:19:09 PM »
Past couple of days I've gone out there it looks like it's still happening, I'll have to do some window peeking next time I ride my bike over to 5 Points. I believe the sign on the storefront was erected within the last couple of weeks.

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Re: Joysticks Arcade Lounge & Retro Bar Coming Downtown
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2018, 03:19:35 PM »

A barcade is going up near 5 Points, as well, I think it's called Recroom?

I do not think that is being pursued anymore, it's almost like they didn't realize 'Keg and Coin' was up and running when they came up with that idea.

Rec Room is moving forward as of a few weeks ago.
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Re: Joysticks Arcade Lounge & Retro Bar Coming Downtown
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2018, 03:42:59 PM »
The sign was painted last week. The construction update captures them in the act.
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Re: Joysticks Arcade Lounge & Retro Bar Coming Downtown
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2018, 04:59:47 PM »
There are some folks considering the same idea for Murray Hill, so clearly people believe there's demand despite close proximity.

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Re: Joysticks Arcade Lounge & Retro Bar Coming Downtown
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2018, 05:16:34 PM »
There are some folks considering the same idea for Murray Hill, so clearly people believe there's demand despite close proximity.

I can't wait for these other places to open.  On Fridays and Saturdays you can't find an open game at Keg 'n Coin.  Hopefully Joystick opens early so I can blow off some steam on my lunch break by smashing buildings in Rampage World Tour.

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Re: Joysticks Arcade Lounge & Retro Bar Coming Downtown
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2018, 02:13:57 PM »
There are some folks considering the same idea for Murray Hill, so clearly people believe there's demand despite close proximity.

The owners of a Murray Hillbilly, a vegan food truck-turning-brick and mortar in Murray Hill, are the folks in question (I believe). They posted in a thread on the Murray Hill board that they intend to have pinball and arcade machines in the new location.

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Re: Joysticks Arcade Lounge & Retro Bar Coming Downtown
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2018, 07:11:50 AM »
There are some folks considering the same idea for Murray Hill, so clearly people believe there's demand despite close proximity.

I can't wait for these other places to open.  On Fridays and Saturdays you can't find an open game at Keg 'n Coin.  Hopefully Joystick opens early so I can blow off some steam on my lunch break by smashing buildings in Rampage World Tour.

GLHF/Chicago Pizza should be reopening soon (was in the space last night)... in case you need a lunchtime distraction over the next 12 months it will take to renovate the Forsyth building :)

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Re: Joysticks Arcade Lounge & Retro Bar Coming Downtown
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2018, 05:40:29 PM »
Can we talk about how cool this place looks.

Orlando location has a GOONIES LOUNGE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIEH7Zjbh9c

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Re: Joysticks Arcade Lounge & Retro Bar Coming Downtown
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2018, 08:06:32 AM »
Can we talk about how cool this place looks.

Orlando location has a GOONIES LOUNGE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIEH7Zjbh9c

Wow. That does look pretty awesome.