Logan Square Cafe Will Re-open Oct. 14
TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- Amfil Technologies Inc. (OTC: FUNN), which owns Snakes & Lattes board game cafes across North America, has purchased the Chicago Board Game Cafe and will reopen it Oct. 14 under the name Snakes & Lattes Chicago. (Photos can be downloaded here.)
The cafe, located at 1965 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Logan Square (better known as the Margie’s Candies building), will be Snakes & Lattes’ seventh and largest location. Reservations will be required due to COVID-19 and will be available starting Oct. 1, 2020.
The cafe opened Feb. 14, one month and one day before the State of Illinois ordered restaurants closed.
“There was just enough time for the cafe to earn rave reviews for its food, design, and overall awesomeness, but not enough time for many Chicagoans to experience it,” said Ben Castanie, Snakes & Lattes’ founder and President. “We’re thrilled to be adopting an existing location that was thriving and give it a fresh injection of support.”
Chicago is a particularly meaningful place for Castanie. The idea for Snakes & Lattes’ first cafe in Toronto came while browsing a game shop in Chicago in 2008. The children's board game Chutes and Ladders was the inspiration for the cafe’s name.
The cafe will continue to feature a full dinner menu; craft cocktails, beer and wine; and hundreds of board games.
Executive Chef Aaron McKay (Schwa, NoMi, Le Lan) will become vice president of food and beverage for Snakes & Lattes USA, Corp. General Manager Megan Canty and Chef de Cuisine Damian Sandoval will lead day to day operations.
“In the world of board game cafes, Snakes & Lattes is the king, the original,” McKay said. “They’ve been at this for more than 10 years, and Chicago is going to benefit from their investment and expertise.”
Guests will be able to access the building’s bank vault, which has been converted into a library for games, and a team of teachers who can recommend games to diners and help them learn the rules.
Diners of all ages can play classics like Scrabble and Monopoly, or learn new games created by indie developers from all over the world.
The sale closed Sept. 11. The purchase price will not be disclosed.
About Snakes & Lattes
Snakes & Lattes Inc. operates or is under construction on four tabletop gaming bars and cafes in Canada and two in Arizona. The company is in the process of expanding throughout North America.
Snakes & Lattes was the first board game bar and cafe in North America and has the continent’s largest circulating public library of board games. Its staff numbers more than 100.
The company recently acquired the exclusive Canadian distribution rights for some of the most popular board games in the world. The company operates a fulfillment division and has recently entered the board game publishing industry through its acquisition of Morning. For more information on Snakes & Lattes Inc., visit www.snakesandlattes.com.
Amfil Technologies Inc. is the parent company to three wholly owned subsidiaries.
1). Snakes & Lagers Inc. holds the trade name and is the owner of Snakes & Lattes Inc. which currently operates 3 tabletop gaming bars and cafes located in Toronto, Ontario and 1 in Tempe, Arizona. The company is in the process of expanding throughout North America. Snakes & Lattes Inc. was the first board game bar and cafe in North America, is believed to be the largest in the world and has the largest circulating public library of board games in North America for customers to choose from. Snakes & Lattes Inc. currently has a 100+ member staff and recently acquired the exclusive distribution rights throughout Canada for some of the most popular board games in the world. The company also operates a lucrative fulfillment and distribution division and has recently entered into the board game publishing business through the acquisition of Morning which is expected to add significant revenues to the bottom line. For more information on Snakes & Lattes Inc. feel free to visit the website at www.snakesandlattes.com
2). The EcoPr03 GRO3 Antimicrobial System was jointly developed between Amfil Tech and A.C.T.S. Inc. which recently rebranded its technology under Advanced Ozone Integration as an extension of the existing ozone technology being utilized in the food and beverage industry and integrated by A.C.T.S. into companies such as Pepsi, Nestle, Sysco, Sun Pacific and many others. The system is a triple-function sanitization unit capable of naturally eliminating 99.9% of water and airborne pathogens and the typically problematic pests that wreak havoc for cultivators (like aphids, whiteflies and spider mites), as well as bacteria, fungus, microbes and mold on surfaces, all without chemicals. The unit can also constantly regulate a given facility's water supply, oxygenating the water and maintaining a consistent PPM infusion of ozone that prevents the formation of algae, bacteria or mold (allowing for comprehensive water recycling), simultaneously removing the need to use pesticides and/or dangerous, often carcinogenic products to treat production problems, as is common throughout the industry today. This environmentally-friendly solution also eliminates odors, while slightly reducing the air temperature, lowering energy consumption by the HEPA filtration and HVAC systems and could potentially allow for a facilities process to be labeled certified organic in the U.S.A. when the crop is no longer considered illegal on the federal level, otherwise "Clean Green" or "Certified Kind" in the meantime. The EcoPr03 GRO3 Antimicrobial System recently passed product review by a registered USDA certifying agent for use in California as well as Pennsylvania and surrounding states. The subsidiary has developed a strategic partnership with Roto Gro, the creator of proprietary rotary hydroponic technology. More information on this product line can be found on the www.gro3systems.com website or on twitter @GRO3Systems.
3). Interloc-Kings Inc. is a hardscape construction company servicing the Greater Toronto Area. This subsidiary is an authorized Unilock installer. Unilock is North America's premier manufacturer of concrete interlocking paving stones and segmental wall products. Interloc-Kings Inc. has an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and a 10/10 rating on homestars.com. Specializing in stone and wood installations between $5,000 and $150,000 per project, Interloc-Kings Inc. has quickly become a top, high quality installation company of outdoor living areas in the GTA. More information on this subsidiary can be found at the website www.interloc-kings.com
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