‘Sour Mouse’ Game Hall Launches on Delancey Street Next Week
Six months delayed due to the coronavirus lockdown, a basement game hall is finally set to open on the Lower East Side.
Headquartered beneath 110 Delancey Street (former home of discount retailer Rainbow), Sour Mouse relies on bar games with the hope of “revitalize community” in the neighborhood. To that end, the establishment boasts billiards, shuffleboard, foosball, and ping pong.
Lower East Sider Aaron Ho, who owned and operated the Black Cat LES coffee shop on Rivington Street for nearly four years, is the founder and managing partner.
“As a life-long LES resident, I have always wanted to provide a space that caters to locals of the area, and I strongly believe that the community is what makes the Lower East Side so special,” said Ho in a statement. “During these unprecedented times, we are grateful and committed to providing a safe environment for our guests and team members.”
The opening is no doubt linked to Governor Cuomo’s recent announcement that indoor dining can begin at 25% capacity starting September 30. The possibility of recreational games in an enclosed space during pandemic times might be a deterrent, but Sour Mouse is committed to creating a safe environment.
“In addition to following all capacity requirements and social distancing protocols, Sour Mouse has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures.