A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from January 20, 2024
Big Apple (pachinko parlors in Japan, 2000?-present)

Okura Holdings Limited owns pachinko parlors under the name of “Big Apple.” It’s not known when the first “Big Apple” pachinko parlor opened, but they’ve been around since at least the early 2000s.
 
The Big Apple parlors have included Big Apple-Akihabara, Big Apple-Ofuna, Big Apple-You Park Motosumiyoshi and Big Apple-Kakogawa.
   
   
Okura Holdings Limited
Our Pachinko Halls
We operate 11 pachinko halls under the trading names “K’s Plaza” “Big Apple” and “SENKURA” to cater to customers preference and address the competition in the area. The majority of our halls provide a mix of low and high playing cost machines or just low playing cost machines. The majority of our pachinko halls have a mix of pachinko and pachislot machines, whilst some only have pachislot machines, depending on the customers’ preference in the area.
     
alamy
Akihabara Tokyo Japan Pachinko Parlour Big Apple Akihabara is the main area for electrical elecronic shopping 
Contributor: Pat Eyre / Alamy Stock Photo
File size: 50 MB (1.5 MB Compressed download)
Releases: Model - no | Property - noDo I need a release?
Dimensions: 3413 x 5120 px | 28.9 x 43.3 cm | 11.4 x 17.1 inches | 300dpi
Date taken: 30 November 2005
   
X/Twitter
Daniel Goh
@danielgoh
@Alvin_Yap The building is called Big Apple. Pachinko heaven. Filled with young professionals, strange enough.
@jpaine @Vincehellsing
6:51 AM · Nov 6, 2010
 
YouTube
Big Apple Pachinko, Akihabara
Garry Thomas
Nov 2, 2013
Five floors of Pachinko madnes
   
alamy
Big Apple Slot and Pachinko game arcade building in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan.
Contributor: Japan travel photography / Alamy Stock Photo
File size: 30.5 MB (1.4 MB Compressed download)
Releases: Model - no | Property - noDo I need a release?
Dimensions: 2668 x 4000 px | 22.6 x 33.9 cm | 8.9 x 13.3 inches | 300dpi
Date taken: 19 March 2014
         
X/Twitter
Kang-min Liu
@gugod
Did you mean: Big Apple (Slot & Pachinko)
(A photo of Big Apple is shown.—ed.)
4:18 AM · Sep 2, 2014 from Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
 
X/Twitter
Tokyo Informer
@tokyoinformer
Big Apple: Slot & Pachinko “Casino” – Tokyo Picture https://tokyoinformer.com/91182/big-apple-slot-pachinko-casino-tokyo-picture/
(A photo of Big Apple is shown.—ed.)
2:27 AM · Sep 7, 2018
         
Reuters
Okura Holdings To Temporarily Close Big Apple. Akihabara, Group’s Only Pachinko Hall Located In Tokyo
April 13, 2020 8:53 AM EDT
April 13 (Reuters) - Okura Holdings Ltd:
* MANAGEMENT OF CO DECIDED TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE BIG APPLE. AKIHABARA, GROUP’S ONLY PACHINKO HALL LOCATED IN TOKYO
* TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE BIG APPLE. OFUNA & BIG APPLE. YOU PARK MOTOSUMIYOSHI, GROUP’S PACHINKO HALLS LOCATED IN KANAGAWA PREFECTURE
* TO SHORTEN DAILY OPERATING HOURS OF BIG APPLE. KAKOGAWA IN HYOGO PREFECTURE & BIG APPLE. DAZAIFU IN FUKUOKA PREFECTURE
 
X/Twitter
akiba_girlz2021
@AGirlz2021
Big Apple pachinko parlour in Akiba
Ready for some Japanese style gambling?  I guess I can show you how….
#pachinko #virtualtour #japan #tokyo #akiba #akihabara
9:41 PM · Apr 11, 2021
 
AGB (Asia Gaming Brief)
Okura to close a pachinko hall in Kanagawa prefecture
By AGBrief Editorial
May 2, 2023
Pachinko operator Okura Holdings has announced that it will cease operations of its pachinko hall, Big Apple, Ofuna hall (called BA Ofuna) located at Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, with effect from 7 May, 2023.
 
According to a Tuesday filing, the Hong Kong-listed company noted that COVID has led to low overall customer traffic since early 2020. Although BA Ofuna gradually ‘managed to regain customer traffic in the six months ended 31 December 2022, as compared with some of the company’s other pachinko halls, the recovery of customer traffic at BA Ofuna is still at a slow pace’.
 
X/Twitter
Ellie Japan
@EllieJapan2022
Look another big apple here, kkk!!!
#Akihabara #秋葉原 #DarkNights #familyrime #nightwalk #Japan #Tokyo #endofyear
4:25 PM · Dec 25, 2023

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