Take a chance on new gaming café in Courtenay

Local residents can now visit Courtenay’s only coffee lounge and gaming centre, Games and Grounds Coffee House, to enjoy a variety of fresh and healthy foods and gaming options.

CUSTOMERS AT Games and Grounds enjoy playing Rock Band and computer gaming at the new

CUSTOMERS AT Games and Grounds enjoy playing Rock Band and computer gaming at the new

Local residents can now visit Courtenay’s only coffee lounge and gaming centre, Games and Grounds Coffee House, to enjoy a variety of fresh and healthy foods and gaming options. Mother-and-son-team Alex and Josh Greenwood officially opened the doors to the Puntledge Road business in Courtenay on July 12 and have a grand opening celebration planned for later this summer.“It has been a very gratifying experience to see my son realize his dream and to be a part of it,” said co-owner Alex Greenwood. “It’s awesome being able to work with him all day every day and, at the same time, visit with people from the community, who have stopped by to check us out.”Games and Grounds offers its visitors three different rooms that house different consoles and computers with excellent gaming capabilities as well as board games and plenty of table space to play them on.There is also a party room that can be used for meetings, parties and private social gatherings. The coffee bar offers a wide range of specialty drinks, baked goods and healthy meal choices that are prepared on the spot; all at reasonable prices.“This is what I’ve always wanted to do and it’s been awesome,” said co-owner Josh Greenwood. “We’ve always been a close family, so it feels great to be able to work with my mom and my younger sister.”As strong supporters of the community and the environment, Games and Grounds uses local businesses as suppliers whenever possible and they have implemented a number of green features including compostable drink cups and low-flush toilets.The duo also plans to display the work of local artists and photographers.More information on Games and Grounds, its grand opening and coming tournaments can be found on their Facebook page.— Games and Grounds

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