Namco Entertainment Inc, a subsidiary of the Bandai Namco Group is planning to open a “high-end, gaming-themed restaurant and entertainment center” in Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL.
The restaurant, will include eight lanes of bowling and will open in 40,000 square feet of warehouse space. The space also will include video games and four bowling lanes on each side.
According to the Schaumburg Economic Development Manager Matt Frank, the restaurant itself will offer high-level fine dining, but reflect the company brand through use of a Pac-Man motif and memorabilia.
[Source: Daily Herald]
My Take: I can’t wait for this! I shall be there with bells on! To me it sounds like a cross between Gameworks and the old Blockbuster Block Party. It looks that the bowling lanes will be on each side and the coin-op gaming and dining will be in the middle.