Three Friends Turn Hobby into Business with Elite Escape Room in Eagleview

From left: Raymond Hoffmann, Mike Benson, and Todd Cericola. Image via Pete Bannan, Digital First Media.

Friends Todd Cericola, Mike Benson, and Raymond Hoffman turned their joint hobby into a business six months ago by opening the Elite Escape Room in Eagleview, writes Donna Rovins for the Daily Local News.

The attraction features three escape rooms: Escape from Oz, Andy’s Room, and Escape Your Fears. Each is for groups of eight to ten people. A fourth room is also in the works and will open in May.

“It will have no clues and no hints,” said Cericola. “We wanted to do something in a tight, claustrophobic area.”

The goal for the business at 264 Eagleview Boulevard is to create a different experience from other escape room attractions.

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“The biggest difference is, it’s an experience from the time you walk in,” said Cericola. “Our puzzles and clues don’t follow a linear path, there is more than one way to move forward.”

They also wanted to make sure their business is family friendly by providing a place to relax both before and after the experience.

“When they finish the room, we don’t want them to feel like they have to leave right away,” said Cericola.

Read more about the Elite Escape Room in the Daily Local News here.

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