Namco Entertainment will open a Pac-Man themed restaurant near Chicago's Woodfield Mall. In January, the 40,000 square foot facility, named Level 257 in reference to the famous final "killscreen" level in the original Pac-Man game, will open in a former warehouse space owned by Sears.
"Level 257 seeks to explore Pac-Man’s impact upon our society and pop culture," reads the Tumblr, "reminding us all of the importance of play in our lives, while facilitating our desire to relive those times when beating the next level was the most important thing in our world. All while indulging that which we love now — great food and drink with our friends and family."
The restaurant, first announced in 2013, is described as "high-end" with 180 seats, bars, lounges and "giant red leather booths and a separate sports bar... 16 retro-styled bowling lanes... table tennis, pinball machines and our Lost & Found games parlor with original arcades alongside exciting new titles, plus custom-built game tables and free-to-play board games."