President and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Japan Co., Ltd., Takafumi Mizuguchi, announced the 2017 line of sakura themed products to mark Japan’s celebration of cherry blossom season. Products such as tumblers, mugs and Starbucks cards will be available for a limited time through Starbucks Japan stores nationwide (excluding some stores) and through online ordering.
According to Metro News and Jack Pinder, owner of Interactivity Games, the concept of this new store is “modelled after the popular Snakes and Lattes café in Toronto.”
Interactivity Games, a fixture in the local Victoria downtown scene, may look like they are closing their doors on Fort Street, but they are in fact moving. They are being rechristened Interactivity Board Game Café and they will be moving to 733 Yates, the true core of the city.
Some business analysts might say this operation is climbing up the ladders to escape the recession. The next step of opening a café is a good one. Here, many cups of joe and food will be offered to customers content to sit for a spell and play board games. A library of these products will be available for patrons to visit, and game masters — experienced individuals who know the ins and out of these games — will be available to instruct people how to play the latest products than to let them figure it out.