Walking past The Barracks (reviewed by Che a couple of years ago here) in Dickson I noticed that they are closed.
Inspection of their chalk-board on Cape Street reveals that following break-ins on successive weeks (stealing either just RAM or whole computers one would imagine) they have closed indefinitely while they have a think.
For those who haven’t had the pleasure, the barracks is a large darkened room full of computers in which, for a fee, one can spend hours obliterating all the others in the room who dare to oppose you in a variety of deliciously violent games. Energy drinks and chocolate are sold and pizza gets delivered from down the road.
It spawned a number of copycat “LAN Cafes” so it’s not like young nerdlings won’t have anywhere to go. But it’s sad to see crime taking down a small business.