As stated previously, I have come up with many ideas that will completely transform this place from an 80's style arcade, into a very modernized one stop shop for the FGC and a hangout that people will come to and beg for more. I guess here's probably a good place to reveal most of the changes I have in store if we are successful in raising funds to accomplish our goals.
New flooring, new lighting, new color scheme, and let's just say I have something big in store that will make this place feel like you are walking into a rock concert from the moment you step in the building.
New built in console stations, new stream station set up, more monitors for both tournament use and people wanting to come in and connect their laptop etc. Overhead PA system and sound system for ambient music or whatever I feel like playing :)
Revenue Generating Changes:
New display counter to sell items such as buttons, sticks, apparel so people won't have to shop online anymore and wait days to have stuff shipped. Upgrade in games and stocking more games that cannot be played at home. Ie drivers, shooters, etc. Adopting a membership system where you can pay a monthly fee instead of a venue fee per tourney. There will be a few options in this including one for fighters, one for the smash crowd, and one for complete VIP which will also offer discounts on all items sold here. We are also going to be making "Super Arcade" a brand and have shirts and other stuff available for purchase.
So that pretty much sums things up. We have the foot traffic here, we have a whole group of untapped customers we can reach at the college across the street, now we just need to have stuff here that they can spend money on. That has been the problem all along so I feel very confident that I can make this work. Once we get the kickstarter up and running you guys will hopefully see my vision coming to life and realize that these changes are very extreme and attractive to new customers. I would love to post some pictures but that would spoil our grand reveal and take away the hype so I'll leave you with a bit of curiousity. Lets just say having monitors hanging from the ceiling, LED lighting, and a concert theme for decor is all in store. Google the images for "truss lighting" and you will get a preview of the new theme.
All I can do now is keep my fingers crossed and hope you all have enough faith in me to get this project off the ground. If you like what you see and have enjoyed your time here or found any enjoyment from our streams or tourneys, please help out and spread the word and help me fight the good fight of keeping one of the last standing arcades alive. Thanks everyone and talk to you all again soon.