Electronic Sports (eSports) Facility to Open in West Suburban Chicago

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Scrims chooses former Family Video location in Lisle, Illinois to launch its eSports business. It will be the first of its kind in the area and be geared heavily toward scholastic competitions.

Scrims Center LLC (“Scrims”) is pleased to announce it has entered into a lease for 6,065 square feet of retail space at 2000 Ogden Avenue, Lisle for a brand new esports gaming center. It will be the first of its kind in the west suburbs that will be open to the general public.

Scrims will feature over 100 gaming stations, including a mix of high-end gaming PCs and consoles. Gamers will be able to play hundreds of game titles. Casual gamers of all skill levels can gather with friends to game and enjoy Scrims’ lounge and food and beverage options. Competitive gamers will have access to exclusive online tournaments, competing against players in other gaming centers throughout the world. With the explosion of demand for esports at the high school and college levels, this location will cater to the scholastic competitions as well as offer a venue for groups and teams to use for training and tournaments. Scrims will also welcome streamers and have computers available for coding classes and other STEM instruction.

2000 Ogden Avenue, a former Family Video store, is ideally situated at the corner of Ogden avenue and Yackley Road in Lisle, Illinois. Being less than 2 miles from the artery of I-355 and I-88, this location will offer easy access from many western suburbs of Chicago. It is in close proximity to multiple high schools and colleges.

“We are excited to be bringing an esports center to Chicago’s western suburbs and look forward to supporting the high school and middle school programs that are rapidly forming throughout the Chicago metro area. Our high-end PCs and peripherals will satisfy the most competitive gamers, and our relaxed atmosphere will make Scrims a popular destination for casual gamers and families.” – Catherine Sarrett, Co-Founder, Scrims Center LLC.

“We are very thankful to have been able to provide entertainment for many family movie nights, and want to thank the people of Lisle and our incredible staff for the many years of support and service. We are very excited to welcome Scrims esports gaming into our property. We have full confidence they will continue our tradition of providing family entertainment services to the community. Esports gaming is a rapidly growing industry, Highland Ventures and Family Video are honored to be the home of the first, of hopefully many locations for Scrims in the Chicagoland area.”, says Keith Hoogland, CEO, Highland Ventures, LTD.

“The Village of Lisle is thrilled to welcome this exciting new business to our community,” stated Lisle Mayor Chris Pecak. “An ESports gaming center will be a great fit for our family-friendly community and we look forward to the entertainment and events that the Scrims Center will bring to Lisle. We’d like to congratulate Scrims on this new venture and wish them many years of success.”

Scrims Center LLC was represented in the transaction by brothers Rich and Jason Schulz of The J. Rich Company, LLC (“JRICH”). Darrell Hall of Legacy Commercial Property represented the owner of 2000 Ogden Avenue, Family Video Movie Club Inc.

“Family Video stores are all located in high traffic, prominent locations. While retail locations have taken a hit due to online shopping, there are many like this that offer great values and great locations for re-purposed uses like eSports.” – Rich Schulz, The J. Rich Company, LLC

“Legacy Commercial Properties was pleased to facilitate the deal between Scrims Center LLC., Highland Ventures LTD., and Family Video Movie Club Inc.” – Darrell Hall, Legacy Commercial Properties

Scrims Center LLC:
Scrims Center LLC is a family-run business. After 25 years as a sports, recreation, and entertainment industry consultant, Catherine Sarrett will be operating Scrims with her husband, David Sarrett, and son, Joseph Moseley, a former collegiate esports athlete. For more information, please visit scrimscenter.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ScrimsCenter.

Family Movie Video Club Inc.:
Family Video has served the local community of Lisle with all of their entertainment needs for over 17 years. While we are closing our doors on August 8, 2020 in Lisle, you can still visit us at surrounding area locations in Downers Grove. For more information about Family Video, a complete list of locations or to purchase your favorite movies and games online, visit us at http://www.familyvideo.com.

Highland Ventures, LTD.:
Highland Ventures, LTD. is the parent company of Family Video, Hoogland Foods (dba Marco’s Pizza), Stay Fit 24, Highland Pure Water and Ice, and Legacy Commercial Properties. Highland Ventures operates over 930 retail locations across the United States. It has developed more than 650 retail strip centers under their commercial properties division, with tenants ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local community retailers. For more details, please visit http://www.highlandventuresltd.com.

J. Rich Company, LLC (“JRICH”)
The J. Rich Company, LLC is a family run commercial real estate advisory firm based in Chicago which strictly specializes in representing the interests of tenants. JRICH works with clients on a brokerage and consulting basis; and has completed transactions all around the globe. JRICH clients range from single office users, to the Country’s fastest growing startups, to Fortune 50 Global Headquarter relocations. For more information, please visit http://www.jrichrealestate.com.

Legacy Commercial Property
Legacy Commercial Properties is based in Glenview and specializes in leasing properties for Highland Ventures LTD and Family Video Movie Club Inc. For more information and leasing opportunities, please visit our website http://www.legacypro.com or call (847) 904-9200.

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