Select Start held it's grand opening on probably the best possibly day of the year for this type of establishment.
The Pharmacy Deep Ellum Has Closed Pending Relocation
Select Start Arcade & Bar will take its place
[Dallas, TEXAS, March 19, 2018] The Pharmacy Deep Ellum, a popular dessert and drink spot outside of Downtown Dallas has closed its doors amid a name dispute from the State of Texas, and is seeking a new, better equipped location to properly meet the high demand that its indulgent milkshakes produced. In its place, a spinoff of the concept named Select Start will open, featuring an expanded selection of arcade games, floats, ice cream, and a higher-end cocktail and beer program. Select Start is hoping to open doors just a week after the closure of The Pharmacy.
The closure was prompted after receiving notice from the Texas State Board of Pharmacy that the name - “The Pharmacy” - was in violation of the Texas Pharmacy Act. Specifically, the name “pharmacy” or “apothecary” cannot be used by any business except those that are registered pharmacies with the state. The owners decided to use this opportunity to address the issues with meeting the ever-increasing demand for milkshakes, and the inefficiencies that creating them behind a bar posed. Opening in a new location with a kitchen will allow the demand to be better met, and significantly reduce wait times. Details on the new name and location will be released at a later date.
Select Start, will initially open with 18-20 arcade games, with more to be added later. They will feature a mix of new-school and old-school games, with titles such as Marvel vs. Capcom, 4-Player Pac Man, Guitar Hero, & Crossy Road. Several pinball machines, skee ball, and basketball are also in the mix. A 75-inch TV hanging over the bar will be playing live Twitch.tv Streams of your favorite gamers. Two 55-inch TVs will also be mounted behind the bar with Xbox One and Playstation 4 consoles preloaded with several popular games. The bar will offer a menu of gamer-themed cocktails and shots. Soda and beer floats will still be available, along with a selection of snacks and ice cream scoops. Select Start is seeking to bring an elevated arcade and bar experience to Deep Ellum.