East Meets West at new California Arcade

A new arcade in Walnut Creek California blends west and east with a cool combination of photo booth’s and arcade games. Amy Bauer and her husband John Fouhy opened their arcade, named Smile Tu Inc., hoping to capitalize on the appeal of photo booths among young people. Over the years, Bauer, who lives in the Bay Area, hosted several Japanese exchange students. She often took the students and her two daughters to Japantown in San Francisco, where arcades with Japanese-style photo booths are very popular. The booths, which print out stickers, were always a hit with her daughters and the exchange students, who likely had taken plenty of photos in the booths at home in Japan, where they are known as Purikura booths.

Looking for an idea for a new business, Bauer struck on the photo booths which she’d seen during these trips, and created her small arcade, which features three photo booths, three old school arcade games, and two theme rooms for birthday parties and other celebrations. Patrons can pay $10 for 15 minutes of photo booth fun, including the use of props and wigs to create their own photo stickers. Check out the full story here.


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