From the Editor

We've added the byline "News, Information & Commentary" to our eNewsletter to better describe its content. Each month you'll read news, information and commentary about the location-based leisure industry, with primary focus on community-based facilities such as family entertainment centers, children's edutainment centers and other facilities dependent on repeat business from their surrounding communities. We discuss subjects commercial trade magazines are afraid to broach for fear of offending their advertisers. Often, this eNewsletter contains information you won't find in any other industry publication or even national media. Our November issue had a story about Chuck E. Cheese's new prototype buffet pizza concept. The January issue ran a story on the new PBS KIDS facilities starting to appear in Mills malls. In this issue you'll find information on Toys R US's new Geoffrey store and ESPN X Games Skateparks. These stories have not been reported in any media, including trade publications and national newspapers.

You'll also find our candid, no-hands-barred opinions about many aspects of the industry as well as information on our new projects. For years the White Hutchinson Leisure & Learning Group has been recognized for its forward thinking concepts and quality and innovative consulting, design and production work. Our eNewsletter also gives us a chance to share that work with you.