Alright you guys complained and begged so here it is. I have an opportunity to place one downtown, SECONDS FROM BATHURST STATION!!!
I am going to run a similar setup, Professional Arcade Joysticks, no TE stick bullshit. I ask you to try and break one :wgrin:!. They will be hooked up to some nice LCDs with some stools for your convenience. Good thing about this location is that it is ALOT bigger than my woodbridge shop, plus it wont be shared with my other business, so it is literally 4 times bigger. Meaning, I estimated when its full, it should be able to hold about 16 machines, so can fit up to 32 people (that is when it is fully completed, I am not going to start with 16 machines to see no one shows up and I and left with 16 very awesome paperweights)
It will have to be 100 percent console based as its impossible to get an arcade license for the city of Toronto. Which means there will be a cover charge for the whole day or an hourly rate, or both (say you arrive near the end of the day, makes no sense to pay for the whole day). But don’t be fooled, the setups will be like nothing you have at home, this is going to be AUTHENTIC arcade game play.
Problem is, since this is PRIME location, easily accessible by all of you, costs go UP. Opening up a shop to rent in Woodbrige is a lot cheaper. So, the cover charge I’m estimating would be 20 bucks for the whole day, or 5-10 bucks for the hour. I wont be ripping you off though, for example say you are there and paying 5 bucks every hour because you are not sure how long you will be there, once you reach the daily fee (in this case 20 bucks) you get to play for the whole day. There wont be any of those BS rules like no in and out privelages or anything like that.
So, if you think you would attend, post and let me know what you think. The place is literally seconds from Bathurst Station. Please keep your
trying to make money comments to yourself, if you think this seems expensive, your a complete idiot. Downtown Toronto is the MOST expensive place in Ontario to rent commercial retail space, especially right next to a subway. At the prices that I estimated, I am barely breaking even with costs. As I stated in the other thread, I am not trying to make money, but a grow a community I see A LOT of potential in. We need something like this in the GTA.
Let me know what you guys think, If I have enough interest, I can get the place up and running in a couple of weeks.