That was probably the specific dump he was talking about!The Watcher said:There is one on Yonge at Gould, on the west side.
(Between Gerrard and Dundas)
The thing that killed Playdium was that they rarely, if ever, updated the games. The space was really nice and they had the whole lounge set up at the top. I think it could be sustainable as a business if done right, but I am pretty much just pulling that statement out of my ass.The Watcher said:Like the Playdium.
It was alright...
too bad it's gone now.
Vinnies Midway is also gone.
Apparently arcades aren't a sustainable business.
There's another dumpy arcade on Yonge between Charles and Isabella on the west side.
That sounds like a great idea.The Watcher said:I'd like to setup some cool loungy space with comfy couches and a bar, and have Xbox360's setup on huge screens. Where you rent the couch area to play games and drink with your friends. Hot waitress caitering the couch areas. Also have other TV's playing the sports.
Man, that would kick ass. It would be the salvation of the guy who gets flack for playing games at home. He could go to a PlayBar to do it and drink with his friends.
Have tournaments and stuff. Whoa. I need money and time to write a business plan.
Well the ones on Yonge seem to be doing okay. I don't see why one in the entertainment district, bolstered by alcohol sales and booth rentals, wouldn't.Sleepy Giant said:I can't see how they would be sustainable, especially since the deluxe cabinets are pushing $10,000 these days. Who has the money to play at a price that would be profitable for the owner?
Although I did drop $40 at the Playdium in Vancouver the last time I was there.