I’m pretty excited to announce the newest escape room in Monterey – Escape the Video Store!
Sure, in hindsight, I should have come up with a cooler name. BUT (I know, I know, I should never start a sentence with “but”), BUT I was under a lot of stress and I REALLY needed to get file over to Kinkos for printing.
Why a video store?
So the owners at Carmel Video had a sale and I was able to get actual store fixtures from a video store. How cool is that?? Their store was actually pretty groovy and of course I was feeling all of the Blockbuster nostalgia just standing in there. So when they told me most everything was for sale, I was like “Yassssssss!!”. I always want my rooms to be super realistic. That being said, ain’t nobody got time to build everything from scratch. So this was definitely a win-win. They were able to clear out their space and I was able to get a lot of amazing things to put in the new room.
So when does it open??
Long story short — I’m not sure. I’m working on it day and night (when I’m not at work), but there’s so much to do! I don’t wanna give you guys garbage, so I don’t wanna rush it. Also, I learned a lot from the design of my first room Cabin Heist and I wanna apply at least some of those lessons in the new room.
My goal is to be the best escape room in Monterey. That means that every room is going to take a little more time. I promise you this: the wait will be totally worth it.
What’s the mission??
Oh wouldn’t you like to know? I’m going to keep that under wraps just a little bit longer.
Do you want to be the first to know when the room is available for booking?
Sign up below. Don’t worry, I’m not going to spam you. I barely have enough time to read my own emails, let alone send them! For the first couple of weekends, only “Elite Force” members will be able to book the new room. Signing up below gets you advanced notice AND you’ll be eligible to book an Elite Force time slot.