A Frisco, Texas-based bar and restaurant has two words for Rochester: Game on.
Nerdvana, where customers can play video and analog games while dining and drinking, announced on social media that it plans to open a location – its second – in 2022 in downtown Rochester.
The establishment will be housed in a building right next to Apartment VIDA + Townhouses at 23 S. Union St. at the top of the filled inner loop in the emerging neighborhood Play area surroundings The Strong National Museum of Play.
Nerdvana’s social media posts did not include a targeted opening date, but indicated that more information would be available soon.
A representative from Konar Properties, the developer behind the VIDA mixed-use project, confirmed that they are entering into a rental agreement with Nerdvana but did not detail the terms.
Listing The Strong – home to the world’s most comprehensive toy collection; dolls; board, video and electronic games; and game-related material – Nerdvana wrote in her social media posts: “We are delighted to know that we will be in great company and at home.”
The original location of the restaurant and bar opened in mid-2016 in Entertainment Co.the headquarters of Frisco, which is part of the Dallas-Ft. Worth the metro. Nerdvana is owned by Kristy Pitchford, wife of Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford.
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In February, The Dallas Morning News reported that Gearbox – whose video game titles include “Brothers in Arms,” “Borderlands,” “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3” and “Halo: Combat Evolved” – was in the process of being acquired. and would become a subsidiary of Swedish company Kalstad in a deal worth up to $ 1.3 billion.
The food menu from scratch at Nerdvana’s Frisco includes shared platters, soups and salads, burgers, chicken and pasta dishes, a children’s menu and desserts such as S’mores Duval, marshmallow creme flambé on a chocolate mouse and a graham cracker crust, according to the company’s website. Prices for shared platters start at $ 7, burgers and sandwiches at $ 11, and entrees at $ 15.
A wide selection of specialty cocktails includes the Siren ($ 10). Made with Smirnoff Whipped Cream Vodka, 360 Mandarin Vodka Vanilla and Sour Cream served in a sugar-rimmed glass – meant to evoke “memories of a childhood Dreamsicle with a kick alcoholic, ”the menu reads.
All games are free with a minimum purchase of $ 10 per person, according to the site.
At Frisco, full-size flat screens are mounted on the walls and connected to video game consoles at individual tables and the bar, reports narcity.com, and titles range from retro to modern.
The board game menu, posted on the Nervada site, includes classics such as Candy Land, Chutes & Ladders, Monopoly, Scrabble, Sorry, and Yahtzee.
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