Exton Square Department-Store Space is Turning Japanese, as Mall-Entertainment Company Expands

by Jacob Adelman

Elton, PA – Japan-based game-center operator Round One Corp. is getting ready to gobble up space in U.S. malls with an appetite like Pac-Man’s.

Just six years after arriving stateside, the company is poised to bring its combination of bowling, billiards, karaoke, and cutting-edge arcade games to more of America’s suburban masses. It opens its 12th U.S. store at Exton Square Mall on Friday, with a target of 10 new stores a year starting in 2017.

“We’re still minor compared to the household-name brand we built in Japan,” said Shane Kaji, director of business development at Round One’s U.S. subsidiary. “It will take until store 30 or 40 or 50 before we’re nationally recognized here.”

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