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Old 02-07-2019, 04:14 PM
 
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I like this concept on paper, I just hope this doesn't turn into a rowdy destination.

And I agree, its a fashion district with no fashion, lol.
If it stays on the top floor, I'm good. I mostly go to film matinees nowdays so, hopefully, I will miss any rowdiness. It should draw tourists so that will be positive.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Very cool. Dave and Busters may have trouble in their future. I've always wished they were more central.

And it should probably be "Entertainment District".
I wonder if this will give Lucky Strike a run for their money as well.
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:15 AM
 
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I wonder if this will give Lucky Strike a run for their money as well.
Doubtful. Lucky Strike is firmly a bar first with bowling and some pool - very much an adult atmosphere. Round One sounds like a traditional arcade with some food and drink. They even have a dedicated kids zone.
It doesn't sound like the target customer base is young professionals over 21.
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:55 AM
 
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Would you say Lucky Strike is like Dave and Busters?
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Would you say Lucky Strike is like Dave and Busters?
No. Lucky Strike is more of a lounge and bar with bowling, and it doesn't have the big arcade D&B's does.
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Old 02-08-2019, 02:10 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Would you say Lucky Strike is like Dave and Busters?
That Dave and Busters gets also has a big mix in crowds, I saw some rough looking people when I went years ago. Lucky Strike is more of a friend outing to hangout and do something fun (25+ category for the most part). Its also a more expensive outing to rent lanes and shoes and buy food and drink. Anyone can walk into D&B with 10 bucks and play games.
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Old 02-08-2019, 02:25 PM
 
Location: The City
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wonder if the pier where D&B is would be a redevelopment site; seems it might be tough for two of these types to sustain and D&B is a little more isolated


I think I wrote 3 years ago that D&B should have relocated to the gallery top floors; ha maybe someone read it or just maybe there are other smart people in the world...


personally I would like to see a new sixers arena built on top of the gallery (will check back in 3-4 years)
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Old 02-08-2019, 03:42 PM
 
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I believe the pier was bought not too long ago with the possibility of development sometime in the future

Philly.com article
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.phi...tputType%3Damp
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:21 PM
 
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That Dave and Busters gets also has a big mix in crowds, I saw some rough looking people when I went years ago. Lucky Strike is more of a friend outing to hangout and do something fun (25+ category for the most part). Its also a more expensive outing to rent lanes and shoes and buy food and drink. Anyone can walk into D&B with 10 bucks and play games.
Yeah, that D&B can definitely attract some rougher types, especially the later in the evening you get. Its auto-centric location right off I-95 means it's easily accessible by out-of-towners. I've never had any issues or necessarily felt unsafe there, but it is definitely a different kind of crowd than you get at Lucky Strike or either South / North Bowl(s).
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Old Yesterday, 12:58 PM
 
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If it stays on the top floor, I'm good. I mostly go to film matinees nowdays so, hopefully, I will miss any rowdiness. It should draw tourists so that will be positive.
Is the whole-kids-being-rowdy in movie theaters still really a thing? I'm sure there's the one off knucklehead that happens here and there, but the hoards of raging teenagers that everyone conjures when a new arcade or movie theater opens up seems to speak more to irrational lingering PTSD from the 80s and 90s, and not really at all to what's actually happening these days?

Movies are just too darn expensive for a 15 year old kid, anymore. I just went to a **matinee** in Manhattan and two tickets cost me $40. Drinks and a snack and we were in for over $50. It's even more $$ for a primetime screening - and I assume this new AMC w/ bar, food, leather seats, etc. will be even more pricy per ticket.

Anyways, I go to the University City 6 pretty frequently (as well as the Ritz, but never an issue there) - and have never had, seen, or heard an issue.
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