John Dalziel, better known as Free Radio’s JD, launched Escape Live in Birmingham with friend and business partner Jas Sodhi in January 2015 and the venue has gone on to welcome more than 30,000 visitors.
The pair have since been looking to open in Coventry and have now found the right location – a 2,200 sq ft unit at Fargo Village.
The Birmingham Escape Live now features four live games where friends battle against the clock to solve a mystery to be able to get themselves out of a locked room.
As well as the public, businesses such as Nando’s and Vodafone have been sending staff to the venue as part of their team-building process.
JD said the new venture in Coventry would create around 12 new jobs and would bring something new to the city.
He said: "The Birmingham Escape Live has surpassed all of our expectations – both in terms of numbers of customers but also the hugely positive feedback we’ve had.
"People love them and if they play one room, they want to come back again and again to play the others.
"We’ve been looking at Coventry for some time and when the unit at Fargo Village became available we felt it was perfect for Escape Live. We are not giving too much away yet on what the experiences will be but there will be a jailbreak theme to one of the games and we we are sure that they will be just as popular as the Birmingham venue."
The fit-out is now underway and they will look to open the venue before the end of the year.
Jas added: "We both wanted to open up in Coventry as it’s our home city. We really feel the city is on the up and Fargo Village is a big part of that – it’s a great place that brings something new to Coventry and that’s what we feel we are doing too.
"Escape Live is great fun for friends, families and colleagues – we think we’ll attract everyone from local business people to students living in the area.
"Quite a few people have been saying to us that they want to see us in the city after experiencing the Birmingham venue – and we are delighted to finally be able to deliver!"
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