Me and my Chinese sister have opened up a new Cafe spot in Pudong called "Soul Cafe". It's about a 10 minute taxi ride from Century Avenue and 15 minutes from Lui Jia Zui. It's a small cafe located on a quiet street.
I was thinking that I wanted to start a poker club maybe one day a week. It's relatively safe from "the man" because there are 2 or 3 places playing Mahjong and Chinese poker nearby for high stakes.
The set-up would be low stakes poker. Tournament/Sit and go Maybe 2-300 yuan buy-in. 5-10 yuan blinds. You deal your own cards, and no % to the owner(my lil chinese sis) just buy a drink here and there(A beer is like 15 yuan).We can elect a treasurer every week.
Theres no place to play poker in Pudong really, so I think it's a pretty good idea as long as it doesn't become high stakes.
The History of "Soul Cafe"
It used to be a Japanese restuarant and it closed down because of lack of customers. Then it was a small pizza restuarant called "Farmers Pizza" and that also closed down because of lack of customers. Both of the places I loved going to because the design/set-up and atmosphere was nice, but because its a pretty quiet street and lack of business acumen they both shut down within months.
I'm kind of deteremined not to let that same fate happen to this place. The boss is nice, shes a young girl from Sichuan who came with her sister to open this place up. They have a 3 year lease so it won't close any time soon. I just don't want them to go through the same fate.
If interested send me a pm
Let's play poker