The PokemonGo craze has landed hard in Dayton! The groundbreaking A game has surged to the No.1 free game and No.1 grossing game in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in record-breaking time, qualifying Pokémon Go as a certifiable global phenomenon.
We’ve seen plenty of folks walking around downtown, in parks and shopping centers with phone in hand, a look of concentration on their face and then a yelp of glee, fist pumping in celebration of a capture!
For those that want to know more, you can join the Better Business Bureau today from 11am – 1pm as they host a Lure Party on Fourth Street.
Or stop by Cake, Hope and Love for the best cupcakes and a guarantee of pokemon. Shop owner Shannon Teague got inspired and as she says, “I spent last weekend watching every video, reading as many articles as I could find about Pokemon. And I realized I could use lures to attract the pokemon hunters and offer incentives to them as well. I’ve met so many new people through this promotion and we’re having fun with it!”
Chili’s in Beavercreek learned that the game has made their restaurant a hot spot for captures. While we didn’t really have anything to do with it it seems to be drawing people to our location. Manager Macy comments, “I see all kinds of people walking around the restaurant with their phones, in and out of the bathrooms and around just searching. Our business has been up the last week or so, and I’m not sure if it’s do to the Pokemon Go hunters, but we’re happy to have them.”
Proto Build Bar is welcoming the POKEMONGO community tonight with two pokestops at their location tonight. They’ll also pulling out their retro consoles and arcade machines. They are also raffling off two tickets to Daytons Mini Maker Fair this Saturday.
And the Oregon District is planning a Poke Pub Crawl July 30th at 9pm all over the District What better way to bring more people together than Pokemon and beer! Start at one end of The Oregon and finish at the other end. Who knows how many pocket monsters you’ll find that night!
One things for sure, Dayton is into Pokemon GO, but a word of caution- you will use data, so if you don’t have an unlimited data plan for your phone, be careful.