Big growth plot­ted for 16-Bit, Pins Me­chan­i­cal

The Columbus Dispatch - - Front Page - By JD Mal­one

Rise Brands is go­ing big. The par­ent com­pany of Pins Me­chan­i­cal, 16-Bit, No Solic­i­ta­tion and a soon-to-bere­vealed quick-ser­vice restau­rant, is go­ing all in on what can only be called a mega-con­cept.

At Bridge Park in Dublin, its lat­est 16-Bit, a 7,000-square-foot space full of ar­cade games, game con­soles, big squashy chairs and couches, not to men­tion a bar with more than 20 taps, is set to open this week. Next door is the more than 14,000-square foot Pins Me­chan­i­cal, which opened last year. A pair of garage doors con­nects the two hang­outs, and the cor­ri­dor be­tween will house the com­pany’s new restau­rant.

It’s ba­si­cally a city block armed with video games, pin­ball ma­chines, skee ball, minia­ture bowl­ing lanes and dozens of beer taps. It’s a hip­ster haven, a mil­len­nial mi­lieu, a Gen-X jam­boree.

“We want to take the bar-ar­cade to the next level,” Rise founder Troy Allen said.

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