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Jourdan Adler, creator and owner of The 1UP Arcade Bar, recently opened his third location in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role?
We are really looking forward to bringing what has become a special part of Downtown Denver, The 1UP Arcade Bar, to Greenwood Village.
2. How do you think past experiences have prepared you for this role?
We have been operating for the past 8 years in the heart of Downtown Denver, and we're really excited to adapt the concept to a suburban setting.
3. How did you get into the industry?
I began my journey at the World's Largest McDonald's in Orlando, Florida, at age 16. This McDonald's also still has an arcade inside of it. It's almost a "head scratcher" to own and operate one, The 1UP Arcade Bar - Colfax, which is one of the largest arcade bar concepts in the world.
4. What are you hoping to achieve in your new role?
We're looking to bring the joy of the '80s and '90s youth to our Greenwood Village location.
5. What do you enjoy most about the industry?
Never having to grow up!! One of the best things about our concept for both us and our customers is being able to step back in time, smile and sometimes even enjoy an adult beverage.