-NYC Company’s Popular Live-Action Game Opens First Michigan Location at 1030 Randolph
-The fun, new attraction challenges players to work together, solve clues, and open a locked door within 60 minutes
March 1, 2016 [DETROIT] – One of the hottest entertainment trends sweeping the nation has arrived in downtown Detroit. Escape the Room, a live-action game that sets the bar for experiential entertainment, today announced the company has opened its first Michigan location at 1030 Randolph in downtown Detroit in the retail space of the Brush Street Garage, owned by Bedrock Real Estate Services.
The new venue, perfect for team building, families, dates, parties, or groups of friends, is located on Randolph between Monroe Street and E. Lafayette Boulevard within walking distance to the Greektown Entertainment District, the soon to be renamed JACK Greektown Casino, the Woodward Avenue shopping district, Detroit’s sports stadiums, Campus Martius Park, and the art-filled alley known as ‘The Belt.’ Numerous bars, restaurants and retail shops are close by including Standby, Punch Bowl Social, Hard Rock Café, Central Kitchen + Bar, Roasting Plant, Wright & Company, Townhouse, Moosejaw, John Varvatos, Nojo Kicks, Vault of Midnight and many more.
The 60-minute Escape the Room game challenges up to 10 players to work together and race against the clock, identifying and solving a series of increasingly challenging riddles in order to find the keys that will get them out of a locked room. There are three different rooms or “scenarios” featuring different sets of clues for groups to solve. The interactive game was developed by an all-star team of puzzle designers, theme park engineers and set designers using state of the art technology.
“Escape the Room is for people looking for a different experience. It’s not the usual dinner and a movie kind of night – you’re the one driving the action,” said Victor Blake, Founder and CEO, Escape the Room. “Detroit is such a great sports and gaming city and Detroiters are always up for new and exciting challenges. This kind of landscape is the perfect backdrop for our first Michigan location.”
Founded in Manhattan in 2013, Escape the Room has quickly grown into one of the country’s largest producers of live-action games. Over the past few years, hundreds of thousands of players have put their problem-solving skills to the test at locations across the country, including New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Scottsdale, Houston, Atlanta, Washington DC, Milwaukee and now Detroit.
“Escape the Room is another destination attraction that adds a fun new twist to the many unique entertainment, dining and retail experiences now available in downtown Detroit,” said Dan Mullen, Executive Vice President of Bedrock Real Estate Services. “As an increasing number of high-tech companies and businesses locate in the Central Business District, and people of all ages visit the city in droves, the demand for group outings and family friendly activities is at an all-time high. Escape the Room adds a one-of-a-kind adventure everyone will enjoy.”
Escape the Room is open Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Fridays from 6:00 p.m. to midnight and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 10:00 p.m. Rooms can be rented for special events outside of normal business hours. Tickets are $28 per person.
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About Escape the Room
Escape the Room is a fun, interactive game taking place in various major US cities. Developed by an all-star team of puzzle designers, theme park engineers and set designers, Escape the Room creates interactive games rooted in hyper-realistic scenarios with state of the art technology that sets the bar for experiential entertainment. Groups of players are challenged to find hidden objects, figure out clues and solve puzzles to “Escape the Room” in 60 minutes.
For more information, please visit www.escapetheroom.com/detroit or call (313) 343-1574.
About Bedrock Real Estate Services
Detroit-based Bedrock Real Estate Services is a full-service real estate firm specializing in acquiring, leasing, financing, developing and managing commercial and residential space. Since its founding in 2011, Bedrock has located more than 150 office and retail tenants in Detroit’s technology-centric downtown. In addition, Bedrock and its affiliates have invested more than $2.2 billion in acquiring, renovating and developing 85+ properties in downtown Detroit totaling nearly 14 million square feet.
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