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equipment for draft beer and bottle storage. If not, provide a dedicated storage room for the
The lounge/bar will possibly include games such as billiards and other table games, darts,
and shuffle board. Multiple TV monitors may be appropriate, particularly if the space has a
The design should establish the lounge as a distinctive space within the Center.
Establish a unique character, possibly with a theme, for customer appeal and to
differentiate it from the cafe.
Consider skylights or windows for ambient light.
Locate so as to be clearly identifiable and easily accessible from the public circulation.
Separate the lounge from the caf and concourse to ensure that there is no conflict
between alcohol sales and children's activities.
Provide enclosure for the lounge and lockable doors.
The capacity of the lounge will depend on the market demand determined at the
Provide 15 to 20 square feet (1.4 to 1.8 square meters) per person in the lounge for
Maintain adequate aisle width between seating elements to comply with egress and
See Chapter 6 for other specialized requirements.
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