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Americans to spend more on entertainment

I thought the below attached article was an interesting read and agree with the report.  What this basically means to me is that local FEC's will be seeing some serious black in their bottom lines.  They will however be competing against each other, so I offer one bit of advise... No one will come to your fun center if your fun center "aint" FUN!  See my video blurb here.  If you think that simply painting your FEC walls primary colors will make your place "fun", I am sorry to tell you that you are mistaken.  Fun means having a mix of all the right things.  From video games, to redemption, to interactive involvement all the way to the overall layout.  YES the layout!  I recently received a desired floor plan from a client who is looking for an 18 hole black light miniature golf setup in a 5,000 sq ft location.  My immediate question was why an 18 hole?  Why not a 9 hole and mix the rest of the location with other "FUN" stuff?  Why crowd an already small space with one attraction leaving room for very little more?  Now don't get me wrong, It's not that I don't want to sell an 18 hole glow golf course, of course I do.  But this is not the client for it.  I certainly couldn't and wouldn't bring myself to doing such an underhanded move, as the sheer sight of the floor plan almost spelt out disaster on the pocket.  Today's FEC's, if planned for "fun" will be successful, even in today's economy.  If anything, this economy is just right for FEC's, for the sheer reason of "Daycations" and Staycations".

What are your thoughts???

Here is the article:

The number of US residents spending money on out-of-home entertainment is on the rise, according to research.
The Harris Interactive poll found that although the majorities are still inclined to decrease spending on eating out and entertainment, the numbers are better than they had been two months ago.  read more here


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