June 23, 2021
Real Estate

Gamer-centric bar sets up shop in downtown San Jose

SAN JOSE —  A new gamer lounge and entertainment center has leased a big space in downtown San Jose, a deal that is poised to add a unique new vibe to the city’s lively and hip SoFA district.

Guildhouse has leased a building on South First Street in downtown San Jose, filling a space that had been empty since the Forager food, drinks, and event center shut its doors in the wake of coronavirus-linked business shutdowns that began in March 2020.

“We’re excited to be here,” said Kevin Wick, owner of Guildhouse. “I’ve been wanting to do this for a while. It’s something I think that downtown San Jose needs, a new gamer site.”

Guildhouse rented 18,000 square at 420 S. First Street and workers were busy this week preparing the interior of the large space for some soft launches of the new gaming center.

“We have a big area for people to just hang out, and we also have…

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