New 5 Points arcade and bar will fit right in

New 5 Points arcade and bar will fit right in
Rendering of The Rec Room, a new arcade and bar planned for 5 Points.

A new entertainment venue will be added soon to 5 Point’s eclectic restaurant and retail business mix, and – appropriately – will reflect the disco and video game era during which many of the businesses, such as Edge City, were established.

The Rec Room arcade and bar will be located at 1049 Park St., site of the former C.A.S.K. Wine Bar & Shop, which closed Sept. 1, 2017 after about two years in business. The 98-year-old building was purchased in October 2017 by 1049 Park Street LLC for $235,000.

San Jose resident Michael Schmidt said he and business partner Chad Munsey are working with the owner on the build-out of the 17-by-70-foot space, for which Doherty Sommers will be the architect/engineers on the project. Build-out is expected to be quick, according to Schmidt, who anticipates opening later this spring.

“We are opening this as a complement to what is already in 5 Points,” said Schmidt. “We hope to attract all ages of people that want to come play some video games, enjoy some beer and wine in a cool nostalgic atmosphere.”

The venue will offer cabinet arcade games, pinball, and Golden Tee – a golf arcade game series, as well as console rentals. Beer will be bottled or canned; wine and soft drinks, as well as some bar snacks, will be available.

Schmidt and his wife, Mishayla, put their skills as architects to good use in the interior design for The Rec Room. The 1,300-square-foot space will evoke a 1970s-style basement, with a 10-seat bar and a vintage-style living room, where patrons can enjoy playing console games from a large selection.

Schmidt and Munsey are owners of Tanuki Group LLC, which also owns and operates The Bearded Pig in San Marco.

By Kate A. Hallock
Resident Community News

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