From NewTimesSLO.com, KAREN GARCIA,
In a purple room at 583 Marsh St. in San Luis Obispo, lies a magical bookstore, Grim Stacks. The owner of the bookstore has captured a mystical creature and plans to take revenge on the library. Your job is to sneak into the shop, find the creature, and rescue it before the owner’s plans are carried out. The catch? Work together with your family, friends, or coworkers to solve a series of puzzles and escape the room within a certain amount of time.
Grim Stacks is one of three escape rooms in The Puzzle Effect, a new escape room that’s opening its doors on Aug. 22. Owner Brain Lacertosa is also the CEO of BCR Developments, a Colorado-based company that has opened eight escape rooms in Phoenix and Gilbert, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Bend, Oregon; and Bakersfield, Fresno, and San Luis Obispo.
Lacertosa said he and his partner decided to open a location in San Luis Obispo to offer families and individuals of all ages another option for entertainment in the downtown area—other than going to a bar or out to eat. He wants people who walk into the rooms to talk and listen to each other. They are skills that he feels are lost with the technology boom that the younger generation is experiencing.