ROUND1 USA Upcoming Locations Report

As usual, ROUND 1 Japan has posted their Japanese Investor Relations Report & Briefing Slides for the end of this period (FY2020) online, and there are a few changes to note.

Update 5/15: English translation added.

While ROUND 1 USA has typically added upcoming locations to their official shop listing page, nothing was added yet this year. However, some locations on that page are now absent from the IR Report, while other were removed from both.

Here’s our updated chart. The Shop # is just an estimated schedule for opening dates, but we’ve seen these change plenty before. Also, the “SP” indicates whether a store will have their Spocha “Sports Challenge” amusement attractions available:

#MallCityStateSPSize (㎡)Notes
US42Towne East SquareWichitaKansasN3,781
US43Potomac MillsWoodbridgeVirginiaN4,583
US44Deptford MallDeptfordNew JerseyN4,568
US45Vancouver MallVancouverWashingtonN4,493
US46Westfield Galleria at RosevilleRosevilleCaliforniaN4,164
US47Park City CenterLancasterPennsylvaniaY4,645
US48Cumberland MallAtlantaGeorgiaY7,767
US49Neshaminy MallBensalemPennsylvaniaY6,813
US50Quail Springs MallOklahoma CityOklahomaN4,020
US51RiverTown CrossingsGrandvilleMichiganY5,567
US52Glenbrook SquareFort WayneIndianaY5,681
US53Pembroke Lakes MallPembroke PinesFloridaY9,442
US54South County CenterSt. LouisMissouriY4,645
US55Willowbrook MallHoustonTexasY9,643
US56South Hill MallPuyallupWashington?4,834
US57North Star MallSan AntonioTexas?5,193New to IR
US58Parkway PlazaEl CajonCaliforniaY5,875New to IR
US55Freehold Raceway MallFreeholdNew JerseyYNo mention
US56Northwoods MallNorth CharlestonSouth CarolinaNOn US Site

Antelope Valley MallPalmdaleCalifornia?On US Site

Montclair PlaceMontclairCalifornia?On US Site

Coral SquareCoral SpringsFlorida?No mention

Ridge HillYonkersNew York?No mention

Danbury Fair MallDanburyConnecticut?On US Site

As seen above, two new locations were added to the IR list, which means they have a leasing agreement signed: Parkway Plaza opens an hour south of the Temecula location, while North Star Mall completes the Southwestern part of the Texas Triangle.

The Freehold and Northwoods Mall locations have been removed from the IR report. This hopefully just means that they are re-negotiating the lease. In Freehold’s case, the city planners voted unanimously to block the application from ROUND 1. Whether that is due to “bribes from iPlay America” or legitimate reasons is unknown. But now that Nordstrom is slated to close, the mall will be that much more in-need of a new anchor tenant, so hopefully this gets revisited. Northwoods had been previously approved and announced as opening in 2020, but it’s not yet listed on their website, or in the Leasing/Site Plans. We’ve reached out to mall owners for comment.

Northwoods is still listed on the US site, along with Antelope Valley Mall, Montclair Place, and Danbury Fair Mall. Both Coral Square and Ridge Hill have been removed from the US site, and have yet to appear on any IR documents.

TWENTY ONE (!) locations are under lease negotiations, some of which may be listed above.

It’s important to note, now more than ever, that plans may change, especially during “Coronarecession” or whatever the upcoming economic issues may be called. ROUND 1 notes this in clear writing this time around:

Looking on the positive side, ROUND 1 is a large company that should be able to train staff and instruct customers on how to enjoy the entertainment experience safely. They’ve noted that they are already preparing stores for reopening with various things being done to combat the virus, like more cleaning, wearing masks, etc.

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As previously announced, ROUND 1 is also planning on opening the above-mentioned location in Russia, and is actively looking into other Asian markets.

Finally, a previous press release from ROUND 1 USA also announced that they will be further expanding within America in the form of a partnership with Midas Entertainment. This appears to be based on a much smaller-format location, such as a game corner inside a supermarket or other shopping mall, as well as game rentals, and possibly parties, etc.

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So how about you? Looking forward to one of these locations? Still waiting for another location closer to you? Let us know!

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