I'm sure the kids have places to hang out that they keep secret from
me, but based on my experience with my own kids, assorted friends,
nieces and nephews, and some good old fashioned internet searching of
[children's stores ], here's a list to get you started:
Abercrombie & Fitch
Babies "R" Us
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.
Children's Place Retail Stores
Dave & Buster's
Dick's Sporting Goods Inc.
Discovery Toys, Inc.
Eddie Bauer, Inc.
Foot Locker, Inc.
JC Penney Co. Inc.
KB Toys, Inc.
Learning Express, Inc.
Old Navy, Inc.
OshKosh B'Gosh, Inc.
Sensational Beginnings, Inc.
Six Flags Theme Parks
Toys ''R'' Us
Up Against The Wall
Urban Outfitters, Inc.
and of course, there's always the food court!
I trust this will get you going.
But please don't rate this answer if you feel you don't yet have
everything you need. Just post a Request for Clarification, and let
me know how I can assist you further, and I'm at your service.
All the best,
Clarification of Answer by
27 Nov 2005 14:13 PST
That sounds like an interesting plan -- looking for novel channels to
distribute a magazine.
Here are some food-related places with plenty of pre-teen clientele.
Like my original list, these are pretty much nationally-distributed
chains, with a presence not only in the East, but around the country:
Back Yard Burgers
Ben and Jerry's
Chuck E. Cheese's
Cold Stone Creamery
Long John Silver's
You may also want to consider approaching movie houses (independents,
as well as chains), particularly since individual movies are so
precisely targeted to particular age groups.
Good luck with your ventures. Let me know if there's anything else I
can do for you.