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shinhito
August 13, 2018, 12:06:21 PM - ORIGINAL POST -

So I was reading the Round 1 Financial notes and it caught my eye that a Round 1 is coming to Vancouver, WA in 2020!

I know it's far off, but I'm so excited that I won't have to drive 3 hours to Tukwila get my Bemani fix anymore!

Here's the Bemanistyle post about it.

https://www.bemanistyle.com/round1-quarter-3-2018-financial-report-store-opening-and-current-store-status-list/

And here's the financial notes (in Japanese): http://www.round1.co.jp/company/ir/pdf/saishin/20180808_tenbo.pdf

The important part is the "2020年 春頃 (仮称)バンクーバー店 /ワシントン州バンクーバー"

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ledgam3r1279
Read August 13, 2018, 12:54:08 PM #1

Great timing for me, though, as I'll be back from grad school in the summer/fall of 2020. Looks like I'll have a new favorite arcade to look forward to when I get back home. Cheesy (assuming all of the usual rhythm games will be there, that is)
 
BLueSS
Read August 14, 2018, 07:15:29 AM #2

This will be the best spot for music games in the Portland area once it opens.
 
Limewirelord
Read August 14, 2018, 10:41:28 AM #3

Well, guess I'll be driving to Vancouver regularly.  Shame that this is opening up in Vancouver, I feel like it'd be more successful in Beaverton Mall or Washington Square.

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shinhito
Read August 14, 2018, 05:28:02 PM #4

Well, guess I'll be driving to Vancouver regularly.  Shame that this is opening up in Vancouver, I feel like it'd be more successful in Beaverton Mall or Washington Square.

Yes, but Round1s have requirements of the malls they're attached to.

They have to have a movie theater in the mall, is one of the requirements. There's also size and foot traffic requirements for the malls Round1s are attached to.
 
Limewirelord
Read August 15, 2018, 09:07:29 AM #5

Good point - I didn't even know that a movie theater was a requirement.  I think Clackamas Town Center is the only mall left with a movie theater and that already has the D&B.
 
shinhito
Read Today at 11:45:10 AM #6

Good point - I didn't even know that a movie theater was a requirement.  I think Clackamas Town Center is the only mall left with a movie theater and that already has the D&B.

Yeah, Round 1s have strict requirements for locations, apparently, the requirements are: the population the mall serves and having other mall amenities.

The page with the requirements is here: https://www.round1usa.com/real-estate-information/

But these are the main requirements for Round 1s.

  • At least 150,000 population within 5 miles, 400,000 population within 10 miles, and 600,000 population within 20 miles.
  • Needs to be in enclosed super regional malls with more than 800,000 sqft GLA.
  • Must have direct access from parking lot and inside of the mall.
  • Having a movie theater is a plus.
  • Being close to food court is a plus.
  • 400-500 Parking Space (can be shared)

I really thought Lloyd Center would be a perfect location for a Round 1, especially with the giant remodeling they've been doing recently, but again one in Vancouver is still super close and much better than driving the 3.5hrs-ish to Tukwila, WA from Portland.

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