As a result of a lot of 'play 2 wins' and other arcades around town discontinuing arcade games like pool tables, pinball etc. I remember growing up in Sixth Form being really upset at why they all discontinued. Upon talking to most staff in these shops we discovered it was tied to the low return for the businesses compared to gambling and that was really disappointing. Fast forward to now over 6 years after this trend I have a take away restaurant which i want to use in the face of rising loneliness especially among students and young adults to bring playful activities even if they don't mean big profits into the restaurant space. The cost to use the machines will be subsidised as long as players support the business by purchasing a coffee or something from us. This will bridge the gap between the different issues in my local community which I have personally experienced with my friends and I am sure many others.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We will have a community take away, powered by the local community for young people especially who may be bored with lack of activities to do in town and to encourage them to avoid disruptive behaviour in the area which is usually rooted in boredom and at the same time support a local Camden resident's business which is also bridging cultural gaps and introducing Ethiopian meals to the wider community. Last but not least, we are working to make our packaging sustainable and towards a lower carbon footprint as a business.
Steps to get it done:
I would be really grateful to the Camden community for support in this project which is near to me. Thanks
About the space
London Borough of Camden