SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GameWorks, Inc., a full entertainment and dining experience for millennials, teens and families, announced today it is bringing its diverse esports, gaming and entertainment concept to Silicon Valley for the first time. The venue is expected to open during winter 2019-20.
The new bi-level GameWorks Silicon Valley is located at Westfield Oakridge, a bustling San Jose shopping center located at 925 Blossom Hill Road. Westfield Oakridge is the destination of choice for families in the southern San Jose community, offering the best in casual dining, entertainment and essential fashion. Similar to all other GameWorks venues, GameWorks Silicon Valley will include a large, dedicated high-tech esports lounge and world-class arcade. In addition, GameWorks Silicon Valley will feature its branded, chef-imagined restaurant concept, The Works Kitchen at GameWorks, offering a Modern American eclectic menu. This location will also include first-to-market attractions and technologies, debuting exclusively at the new Silicon Valley location at Westfield Oakridge.
“We chose San Jose and the heart of the vibrant Silicon Valley market for our next location, based on a number of key influencing factors, including the considerable number of video game publishers and technology companies in the area as well as the large gamer population. Our extensive expertise in esports, coupled with our deep gaming background, makes GameWorks a preferred entertainment and full-service dining option in the markets we serve, and we believe we will witness the same reception in Westfield Oakridge in San Jose,” explained Philip N. Kaplan, chairman and chief executive officer at GameWorks.
“We are excited to welcome GameWorks to our center and our community. We pride ourselves in offering the best in casual dining, shopping, and entertainment for the community, and GameWorks is the perfect addition to our portfolio,” said Jacob Huerta, Westfield Oakridge Shopping Center manager.
About Westfield Oakridge
Located in San Jose at the intersection of Highways 85 and 87 where 136 million vehicles converge each year, Westfield Oakridge, a Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield property, is anchored by Macy’s, Target, and a Cinemark theater. Home furnishings company Living Spaces is also slated to open at Westfield Oakridge in late 2019. The property is home to approximately 200 popular retailers and restaurants. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is a leading global developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations.
About GameWorks, Inc.
GameWorks, Inc. offers a full entertainment and dining experience for millennials, teens and families, from seven locations nationwide, including those in Virginia - Chesapeake, Denver - Northfield/Stapleton, Las Vegas - Town Square, Minneapolis - Mall of America, Cincinnati - Newport on the Levee (Ky.), Chicago - Schaumburg and Seattle - Downtown. Each action-packed location ranges, on average, from between 20-30,000 square feet and contains approximately 140 of the most popular arcade and video games.
GameWorks is recognized nationally for its esports emphasis. All venues have modern, high-tech and high-touch esports lounges. GameWorks created an atmosphere designed to meet the comfort and optimum performance of gamers. Each full-service, premium GameWorks esports lounge is equipped with, on average, 20-40 PCs and consoles and an extensive library of approximately 100 of the most popular, up-to-date video games. Venues host hundreds of tournaments and events, attracting tens of thousands of guests annually, who participate, play socially or are spectators. Other interactive activities, ranging from laser tag, billiards and other special attractions, are offered at various locations. Every location features The Works Kitchen at GameWorks, a new, eclectic, chef-driven restaurant concept that takes a Modern American spin on bar classics.
GameWorks also operates TableTop Tap House, a top-rated restaurant, sports bar and social game hall serving modern American tavern-style food and drinks in San Francisco.