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

SPiN ping pong
SPiN says that its “multisensory inside will mix graffiti, street-style artwork and murals from native artists in opposition to a backdrop of eclectic music so that you can pong the evening away to.” (SPiN Picture)

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 brand new venue in Seattle the place they’ll play and social gathering.

SPiN, the social membership and table tennis chain based in New York in 2009, is opening a location in downtown Seattle this December. The venue will occupy practically 10,000 sq. toes within 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 following metropolis due to its wealthy tradition, technological innovation and a rising neighborhood dedicated to originality that aligns with the SPiN model,” CEO Pieter Vanermen mentioned in a information launch. “We’re completely thrilled to launch and invite the general public to come back witness what SPiN is all about.”

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

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