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New York-based ping pong social club SPiN opening a giant location in downtown Seattle

Ping pong gamers who can’t wait till subsequent spring for GeekWire’s annual bash to get their sporty geek on will quickly have a new venue in Seattle the place they’ll play and occasion.

SPiN, the social club and desk tennis chain based in New York in 2009, is opening a location in downtown Seattle this December. The venue will occupy almost 10,000 sq. ft in the landmark Decatur Constructing at 1511 sixth Ave., between Pike and Pine streets.

To not be confused with the orange bike-sharing firm, SPiN guarantees an eclectic tradition of tournaments, month-to-month programming, non-public classes, company events and informal play. And its venues are fueled by distinctive artwork, music and design touches.

The Seattle location would be the seventh, after New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, Philadelphia, Austin and Los Angeles.

“We selected Seattle as the subsequent metropolis due to its wealthy tradition, technological innovation and a rising group dedicated to originality that aligns with the SPiN model,” CEO Pieter Vanermen stated in a information launch. “We’re completely thrilled to launch and invite the general public to return witness what SPiN is all about.”

The brand new location, being designed by architectural agency Barker/Nestor, will provide 12 Olympic-style ping pong tables, non-public lounge areas and a full-service restaurant and bar that may accommodate wherever from a few individuals to 300 company.

Lengthy a staple of the startup break room, ping pong has a strong basis as a leisurely exercise for Seattle techies. Greater than 1,700 individuals crowded the 2017 GeekWire Bash at CenturyLink Subject Occasions Heart. The sixth annual occasion, the place ping pong has at all times been a large draw, attracted tons of of gamers in three separate brackets: newbie, intermediate, and knowledgeable.

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