Partners Daniel Lozano Jr., Oliver Wimbley Jr. and Michael Espinosa had a previous business in Derby that repaired gaming consoles and computers. They decided there was a need for a gaming center where people could gather and play games such as Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
“We’re providing the whole experience,” Lozano says.
Why not just play at home?
“Gamers are a different walk of life,” Lozano says. “We like to play with other people. We like the competition.”
There will be high-definition monitors and special gaming chairs.
The 5,000-square-foot center will be open daily noon to midnight, with expanded hours in the summer. There’s an extra 2,000 square feet that will be used to continue the repair business.
Games will cost $7 an hour, and there will be frequent promotions for cheaper rates. Memberships also will be available.
Lozano says there will be special charity events for kids and tournaments for everyone, which he expects to be raucous fun.
“We get loud. We have fun.”