see also Types of businesses City could have
Names of Existing Businesses and Companies and Sites (From the Game, some speculation) :
Would be used for Assets in Rapture (even if just the old signs - some STILL might be working after all the years of neglect). Establishments would still be there in the Ruins. New Assets would follow similar themes. Some of these were just seen as signs out in the watery cityscape scenes.
Business Establishments (in-game) :
The 13th Muse Tavern/Pub - another bar that gave various Rapturites somewhere to go instead of sitting home watching The Telly. Many were closer to the old time Saloons, which were more like social clubs.
ADAM - New Used (not sure how that 'Used' works)
Adonis Luxury Resort - (Pool & Spa) - full exclusive facilities for those who have to get away once in a while. (with Latest Vita-Chamber ? else why make a big deal of it, as they are all over Rapture, even in the seediest parts of the City ??)
Asthetic Ideals (Steinmans...)
Affordable Endings - another funeral home - even if there are no 'Taxes' in Rapture, there still is 'Death'.
Air-Tite Archives - secure storage for citizens. Presumably a convenient place to stash things away from the grubby hands of criminals. Send * Receive * Store
A-Mart - (Your Local Grocer) small 'convenience' shopping marts located throughout the city and suburbs.
American Dream - forget where I saw this (sign on a building). Probably a 'trendy' clothing store that copies current styles from the New York fashion market.
Anderson and Associates Consulting Engineers (BaS)
Andalusian Arms - BaS another hotel/apartment complex (spelling is suspect) A bit odd becuase its normally known as a breed of horses (or a region in Spain)
Andrew Ryan Arms (from novel)
Annie's Tree Farm & Greenhouse - another Oxygen-regeneration business alongside decorative and commercial plant production.
Anton. - one of those pretentious shops where a single first name is given... (for all we know it had the most popular brand of suppositories in Rapture)
Apollo Worldwise Airways System (ticket on luggage in Porters bunker)
Apollo Argonauts Baseball Field - baseball venue for amateur as well as possible professional leagues
Apollo Argonauts Baseball Franchise - (semi-)professional team (means there were several others in Rapture)
Apothacary (Fort Frolic) in close proximity to Sander Cohen, it probably had a wide range of various 'recreational drugs' and other important products.
Arcadia - "Rapture's Playground" - "Rapture's Vacationland" - "Sylvan Wonderland" - "A Place to get away" - "Natures beauty at your fingertips" --- as close to nature as you get in Rapture(?). In the MMORPG it will be substantially larger than that claustrophobic caricature which was presented in the Solo games.
Arcadia Glens - part of Arcadia (seperate admission price, though they later had a 'park-hopper' ticket)
Artemis Suites - working-class residence in Rapture off the Apollo Square city cluster. More typical stacked 'affordable' appartments.
Artisan Distilled Water - midrange 'pure water' (joke is that in Real World you dont have to distill 'artesian water', so its probably the product of the city waste water recycling plant). Possibly became much more popular when Raptures water system started going downhill.
Artists Struggle - from Burial at Sea concept - not sure what it is, a posh Art museum/gallery (likely of art that Ryan would approve of - alot of the art stuff (stauary, paintings) in Dionysus Park was pretty tame, and might be also in this establishment). Why you would need another (Dionysus)? It was maybe more the venue of pretending to be "risqué" and talked about - more the usual reason ricjh people buy their 'art'. Or simply it was a clearinghouse selling art in a retail fashion.
Athena's Glory apartments - "Lap of Luxury" - upscale apartments located off Olympus Heights
Atlantic Express, "Raptures Fastest Way to Travel" - Raptures Train/Subway system. Converted to freight-only after a bankruptcy cause by a financial panic and consolidation of the City's Trolley and Bathysphere systems (Metro).
Atlantic Express Freight Service - bulk freight service to move the majority of Raptures materials.
Atlantic Express Locomotive Works and Manufacturing - company builds for the AE system and does large machine manufacturing for other industries. Foundries and machining. (The RR also is handy to move such large things to locations in the City.)
Atlantic Transportation Company (origial name for the AE system - when it was used to construct Rapture) Seen on blueprint in AE Depot and elsewhere
Austen Bathysphere Company (maker of Metro Bathyspheres and also sells 'luxury' subs and had one of the pre-consolidation transport routes)
Austen Streamliner - submersible (brand)
AVA - not sure what this actually is
Aveline's - "Dresses for all occasions" "High Fashion from" --- dress maker/seller in Rapture
Aventine Hotel - From Burial at Sea previews - another hotel (not sure how many the city could support, but some rich people did actually live in 'Hotels')
The Bacchanal Press (printer of books, pamphlets, etc...)
Bald Eagle Shot Shells - guns for the citizen - self protection is a right
Banks - not named but mentioned ??????
Bella Mia High Fashion - clothing for rich people who can afford entire new wardrobes every few months
Belowtree Typewriters (and typing equipment) incorporated into some comp-u-ter type equipment
Best Friends Pet Food dogs/food - well the Splicers have eaten all the dogs ...
Big Dipper - seen in city scape picture - yet another Nightclub?
Billy G - I doubt this is a Rappers name.
Bistro - in Olympus Heights (Central Square Bistro??) Transit hub stations were good locales for customers who grabbed a 'quick' whatever.
Bistro - in MP Farmers Market - You think Starbucks was original ???
The Black Label Lounge (BaS building sign in exterior scene)
Blasich Smokables - Tobacco products do seem to be a popular traditional vice
Booker DeWitt Private Investigator - BaS might not be canon, but the name/idea is still good enough to include.
"Books" - probably sells books new and used (seen in Paupers Drop)
Boutique Renata - clothing (surface replica items available on request)
Bull ??? - seen in Neptunes Bounty MP - also seen in display window of Tobaccoria in Fort Frolic (so some tobacco or tobacco-like product).
The Cafe Deluxe (Paupers Drop extension)
Cafe Macunamia - Expresso was the favorite coffe of the Rapturite 'on the go'.....
Cameron Suites apartments - guaranteed No Art Deco (also an advertised location for the Pharaohs Fortune Casino (level 6 apparently) )
Capotelli's (home made asparagus) -- one of those hydroponic vegetables grown in Rapture
Capt. Nemos - restaurant-bakery-patisserie --- "I'd go 20000 leagues to get some of Capt Nemo's ..."
Cap'n Salty -- maker of most popular potatoe chips in Rapture
Central Square Bistro - good hub location in midst of high-end apartment complexes
Champion Pianos - "Finest Quality" - pianos were a sign of affluence and sophistication to the middle/upper classes
Chinese American Foods - restaurant
Chompers Dental - grade 2 quality rating ??
Christen & Smith Cranes (seen in AE Depot in that weird 'switching hub')
City Center - Commercial Space Rental ('location is everything' ...)
"Cinema" - just that on a sign you see out of window in Fort Frolic near Eves Garden. They must show alot of old movies because it wasnt likely that many (good ones) would be made IN Rapture (ones that were worth watching) and there was TV also (which knocked the movie industry for a loop in the Real World).
Cinema Réal - (with 4 screens!) - still showing the same pre-1952 movies
Circus of Values Vending - maker of vending machines - everyday convenience at everyday prices
C.J. Greenes - canned vegetables "when you are starving, you will be glad for a can of those vegetables you hated as a kid"
Clifton - sign seen on a building
The Cocktail Lounge - a lounge for Cocktails, sounds upscale, though could be fancy name for a dive
Coffee Bar - generic to the last
Cohen's Collection - Sander Cohen did things with plaster noone else did... Pushed the envelope (probably into his victims eye). Rabbits and more Rabbits! A business showroom (on second level) -- wouldnt that kinda go against the whole theme of Dionysus Park ?? But then 'by any means' for Sofia Lamb...
Croft & Co - makers of the best 'crofts' in Rpture.
Cupids Arrow (BaS)
The Daily Bread (BaS)
Dandy Dental (dentist service) probably even after ADAM therapies available it would require a professional to control tooth regrowth and possibly csmetic adjustments.
(Fontaine) Dandy Dentures (now with new mint flavor - defunct after ADAM Therapies were available (to regrow teeth) UNLESS there was some kind of technological apparatus included in the dentures that became 'trendy' -- ie- built in radio-phone or dictating machine or somesuch)
The Daily Post/The Daily Times - Newspaper (actually is from outside Rapture) (folded stacks seen in Eves Garden MP -- many of them - likley NOT from Surface ??)
De la Plante Tools - "the Best" - Maker of the Famous 'Wrench of Doom' which Jack the Atlas Slayer swung.
Demeter's Banquet Hall (at Adonis Resort) - Le Cordone Bleu quality -- at a price the hoi polloi can not afford
Demitasse, "an urge for tea" (Heh I remember the Forum posting where they thought this name was gonna be a significant plot character in BS2 - turned out to be 'just a building sign' for a tea shop..... tempest in a teapot by the fanbois - as they say.)
D. Francon antiques - lotsa antiques brought to Rapture
Dionysus Park & Gift Shop - one of Lambs little cover operation for perpetrating her collectivist delusions and mass murder.
Do Tell (BaS) ???? Newspaper or Broadsheet
Doc Hollcroft's (product and Pharmacy) a low end cure-all that at least did contain some ADAM (and probably alot more of the cheaper EVE). Not quite as bad as the bootleg ADAM makers - he had a reputation after all to protect ("Blind you only for a few hours, Guaranteed !!!" citizens/relatives usually did things to quack sellers of poisonous 'medicines'). Dr. Hollcroft's Cure-All and Pick-Me-up
Dr Lamb's Therapy Office ( yet another front for her machinations to poison the minds of Rapturites)
Professor/Dr. Langford Research Laboratories (agricultural technologies - responsible for many flora genetic advancements like lowering the cost of Oxygen regeneration).
Dr. Steinman's Aesthetic Ideals (cosmetic surgery for those who could afford it)
Dr. Suchong's Free Clinic (part of one of Fontaine's subversive "fronts" and a channel for "volunteers" for testing, and 'counseling' to generate new 'orphans' ).
Dupuis Produce Company (lots of produce for the population - lots of farms somewhere to provide it)
(The) Egean (seen on sign)
El Ammo Bandito (ammunition at your convenience, ammo mundane and exotic).
El Dorado Lounge (classy destination to bring in more customers to Ryan Amusements - hangout of the movers and shakers and various Posers - at least as long as Ryan kept putting in appearances...)
Electronics - Seen in Burial at Sea preview - doesnt sound 40's theme-ish enough terminology to match the rest of the place - they could have come up with something better ("Electromatics" - took all of 5 seconds for THAT one...)
Elizabeth Music Hall - another enterainment venue, possibly having that British Music Hall feel for all the Brits who came to Rapture.
Enwell Life and Health Group - health insurance - "Is your family protected?" insurance is all part of the modern business world.
Eternal Flame Crematorium - crackle crackle crackle - a bit of a suprise if youre not quite dead ....
Eve's Apple (Sirens Alley) - if you dont agree with what goes on in Sirens Alley, then dont go there....
Eve's Garden - strip joint (Poseidon Plaza) "Come bite the Apple"
Excelsior Elevator Repair - "best thing is to not fall 20 floors to your death even if you are 600 feet underwater"
Failsafe Armored Escorts - Little Sisters prefer our Protectors 7 to 1
Failsafe Inc / Fail-Safe Industries - security equipment and Insane Assylum/Jail/Prison ? (and with its Preferred Patient Program)
Fanomatic - must be some kind of air circulation appliances (brand)...
Farmer Brand Fertilizer - Shovel Ready for your job
Farmers Market - business space rentals (there were LOTS of small agricultural businesses and specialties)
Fat Cat Lounge - Maybe this is where Cobb's kitties normally worked.
Fighting McDonagh's Boxing Ring (in the New Establishment).
Fighting McDonagh's Tavern - we have both the original and the MP ones to go to.
Fine Shoes - would people want crappy shoes?
Fin De Siecle Boutiques
Finley's Eat-In Take-Out
Finley's Pub - has those big signs out in the sea we keep seeing.
Fishbowl Diner (Paupers Drop eatery - not exactly a 'soup kitchen' for the indigent)
Flanagan P.I. - with normalcy gones and murderous crimes everywhere, who needs a PI to find out whats going on??
Fleet Hall - Sander Cohens Lair - site of his funeral pyre and entombed followed (stupid they didnt see THAT coming).
Fogel & Sons (pumps and other equipment)
FONTAINE creams • pills • injections (another big sign on exteriour view)
Fontaines - BaS some kind of club
(The) Fontaine Arms - 'hotel'??? or a gun company ? He supposedly made the 'Power to the People machines so that might be a clue.
Fontaine Clinics, Fontaine Blood Donor Clinics (wanna bet they proscribed ADAM products for more than a few maladys...)
Fontaine Dandy Dentures (??)
Fontaine Field - sports venu
Fontaine Fire Fighters - possibly like Crassus his firefighters would show up but then he would bargain with the building owner (and nearby building owners to which the fire might spread) to sell it cheap before it burned down and THEN his firefighters would go to work....
Fontaine Fisheries - consolidated from many fishing companies Fontaine strongarmed from their owners.
Fontaine Fruits - probably another business extrorted and strongarmed away from its original owner.
Fontaine Futuristics - source of multiple high tech products in particular ADAM genetic products
Fontaine Hi Power Ammo - likely a cover for his eventual plans to take over RApture
Fontaine Packaging Corporation - seen on some crate wood.
Fontaine Pharmaceuticals - too bad Fontaine didnt come up with a cure for the nasty effects of his other product.
Fontaine's Department Store - mentioned in Burial at Sea
Fontaine Electronics (BaS) apparently another company Fontaine used his ill-gotten gains to acquire
Fontaine Press - publishing his own book and probably others (BaS)
Fontaine's Helping Hands - household help service
Fontaine's Home for the Poor - I wonder how many of the people were poor because of Fontaine's actions ?? More a recruiting center for Fontaines 'rent a mobs' ?
Fontaine's Machinery Co. - is embossed on the metal working vices in the Hephaestus workshops.
Fontaine Sugar Co. Limited - sugar made from ? Cane, Beets, Corn ???
FootLight Theater - upscale performances allegedly ("popular with workers from Hephaetus" ???)
Fredricks - 'Fredricks of Rapture' ? (I dont think weve seen a Splicer yet in a Bikini...)
Fruits of Arcadia - lovely tasty fruit - a co-op association ??
Gagnant Bicycles - ride like the wind, cuz theres no wind in Rapture. "when only the best will do"
Garden of the Muses - mentioned in BaS
Gardner's Delux Modern - its modern, its deluxe, its wrecked by the time we see it.
Gatherer's Garden - was this actually a seperate company (a division of another company)?? Ryan talked of Fontaine being inept at marketing so this may be a pre-Fontaine-death development (gets a bit rediculously tight if it was after the seizure only months before the Kashmir and all the 'disorder').
Gaynor Produce Corporation - big producer of produce/fruit fresh and canned
Genetic Horizons - Splicer mentions FreshHair (tonic made/sold by this company) before going to Steinman to change his image to try to get some 'ladies'.
"Genuine Sea Salt" chips...
Glaustein Thermoses - maker of those coffee Thermoses you see all over Rapture (how many of them actually had coffee in them and what else might there have been??)
Golden Rule - an upscale bar ? From Burial at Sea concepts
Good-Eats - must be doing good business to be able to afford so many advertising signs.
Greenfields - inflatable toys - possibly not just for children....
Haas Classy Clothes - "Nothing Finer for the Gentleman of Discerning Tastes"
Hacksmart's (plasmid/tonic) - hacking isnt exactly legal, but perhaps such abilities also had common utility in the workplace.
Hall of the Future (part of Ryan Amusements, though like at Disneyland many of the attractions were paid for by Sponsors, a very clever business arrangement)
The Hamilton (office space for rent) - in Paupers Drop - a typical Noir setting
Happy Noodle Asian Food/Happy Noodle Chinese - restaurant with take-out.
Hat Shoppe - I wonder what this place sells.
The Health Medical Corporation (Health Medical Corp.) Vitastat first-aid kits and the Prime Health Unit first-aid stations
Heller News (daily and evening editions)
Hephaestus Power Facility - largest utility company in Rapture. Provides Elcetric Power, fresh water Heating (via hot water). May provide flammable gas products also.
The Herald (a newspaper I assume)
Hotel Monseñor - you see lots of signs, but probably only one Hotel (Rapture aint that big...)
Hudson Power Ltd - (seen on a light in Mermaid Lounge Sirens Alley) Competing power company, Hudson Power Ltd junction box (seen imbedded in wall)
Ice Princess - premium cold storage
Imago Fine Arts - art for the sophisticated (or so it is claimed by those trying to sell the stuff)
Ingram Lock Company - Raptures best known combination door locks
Jack Bros. Ply Ltd (proprietary limited)
Jack Frosts Village - a whole mini-mall that you skate around in might've been a neat idea (just because its in lame DLC doesnt mean the idea cant be improved and used in the MMORPG)
Jemco Foods Division (maker of Beef-E)
Jet Postal - the 'pneumo' mail system - URL diagram "Delivered in a Flash!"
J. Fischer Gallery - Schrödinger's cat says : "Is the art good or bad? It is both until you open the box!"
JOE & ERIC comics • novelties - with 20-40K people who creates this stuff, or did the proprietors bring a stockpile with them ( a likely thing many businesses did)
Joe's Green Groceries - Meanest vegetables in Rapture
John and Welch Holding Co. - A holding company is a company or firm that owns other companies' outstanding stock. So was there much of a stock market or was it more bank organized investment shares in businesses?
Karla Electron tubes
Kashmirs (kashmir restaurant and bar) "for the entertaining pleasurable dining experience"
King Pawn - "We Pay Top Dollar" A chain? The one in Paupers Drop would need to sell stuff elsewhere, where people had money.
Kirkland's (state of the art designs)
Kitty's Place - Raw Bar, Scrod, Fish Follets, Keno
K.R. Plantfeed - must be animals somewhere in Rapture to supply the raw ingredients.
Kure-All Medical Services "When isckness has you blue, let US Kure You" "KURE-ALL for all your medical needs"
Lambert Marketing Co. - Fruit products
Lamb's Garden - who paid for all this place? Was Lamb able to find enough rich people with more money than sense?
Langford Research Laboratories - Advanced Tree and Plant development (and seller of O2 production franchises)
Laplante - metal tools ?? On the side of our favorite Wrench
Laurel Boutique - Stylish Ladies clothes (including "Surface Replica items available on Request")
Le Marquis De Epoque le Marquis D'Epoque ("Fine Liquors and Tobaccos") - no doubt various 'cocktails' of ADAM products were found to give the best 'experience' (and why not in combination with the old school 'dope' ??)
Lentz Bijoux & Bibelots -- bibelot = a small household ornament or decorative object
Le Temps Perdu - "Lost Time" - from Burial at Sea - looks like a high priced boutique bar
Liberty Cartwidge Ltd (Ltd=Limited Company -- a company in which the liability of members or subscribers of the company is limited to what they have invested or guaranteed to the company. )
Liberty Cartridge Co - not to be confused with ^^^, sounds like another gun related shop (strange if it was a candy shop...)
The Limbo Room The Deep Blue Revue, Full Bar (serves meals but no sign of a kitchen)
Lisa's Candies - Gifts, Sweets, Malts
Little Sister's Orphanage - Fontaines source of raw material for new blood sucking little ghouls.
Little Wonders - seen on Burial at Sea preview (seems a strange thing to advertize when the 'raw material' source brings up rather dark questions.)
Little Wonders Educational Facility - Fontaines Little Sister conversion facility BS1
Lost & Found - Vintage Clothing 1920 - 40, Bought and Sold
Lotz and Sons (fish) Established 1949 - another fish company Fontaine extorted from its owners?
Lotz Fishing Company (the new name?) - Lotz Friendly Fish
Luxury Rooms (Hourly Rate) Paupers Drop extension
Maison Vosges/Maidon Vosges (clothing) BaS
Manor Reserve (fine wines, cold beer, brie, gouda)
Mariane's Flower Emporium - ? name of Flower shop near Fishbowl diner in Paupers Drop
Marlene's Flower Emporium - flowers had to be grown somewhere - hint at extensive agricultural system which Rapture had to have.
McClendon Robotics - labor saving devices and 'smart' tools for business and industry
McDonagh's Inn - an add-on to his Tavern - a bigger one in the new establishment
McDonagh's Brewery - more profits if you make you own (cut-out-the-middle-man)...
Medical Pavilion Business Association - medical builings frequently have shared services
Memorial Museum (now proving grounds) - large museum complex
Mendelsen & Waits Technological Advancements - catalog products, including things like home desalinization units
Mercury Suites - Ritzy digs for the richies - home of the movers and shakers
Mermaid Lounge/Mermaid Bar - Sirens Alley's premier watering hole
Mermaid Bar (?in Adonis -- one in Sirens Alley)
Monadnock travel services - baby sitters -- how much travel could there be in Rapture ??
Monarch Fisheries (trademark Approved) - another grab by Fontaine. Seriously how could Fontaines thuggish practices be covered up for so long in a place as small as Rapture? And NO its not allowed under that idiotic 'No Laws' thing the authors perpetrated.
Mo's Diner - Pats, Burgers, Hoagies, Beer, Swid, Grinders, Chicken
Nate's Guns & Ammo , targets - guns and ammo are allowed to the citizens, who have ultimate responsibility for their own safety.
Neckties by Wilson Freeman - a standard item for that era - silk neckties? Silkworms and Mulberry trees in Rapture?
Nevr-Wet Waterproofing - probably expanded business when many of the original building produced chronic leakage, versus originally a being a vendor for workmen in wet environments.
New Century Publishing Ltd. - one of many book and magazine publishing companies. With a smallish population there would be many niche markets for published goods.
New Worlde Smoker (Pipes and Cigars To Your Health ) - Some businesses brought large stockpiles of goods with them to Rapture, enough to keep selling for decades - especially the more esoteric varieties prefered by afficionados
News (franchise media stand found in may locations especially train stations) Magazines/newspapers/candy etc for commuters
Night Club Casino (seen off in distance in one of cityscape views) - yet another casino . How many could you have in a City of only 20000 to 40000 people? Must've have competing gimmicks like Las Vegas/Atlantic City do these days. Nightclub component probably would be important draw for customers.
Nini Lyons - toys - low end toys and 'collectables'
Oceanview Pharmacy - In Sirens Alley area, probably dealt more in similarly themed products after the construction boom was over.
The Odeon (seen in BaS)
Open Plasmids - another Plasmid product competitor. Reverse engineering and knock-offs were common (and often the result of employees who werent paid enough and set up their own companies)
Olympus Heights apartments - located in the upper-class residential district with high-end appointments and convenient access to transportation for the influential residents.
Optimized Eugenics - Fontaine's main testing and researching facility at Point Prometheus
OXY FILL Gas - seen outside in the water, so there mustve been various non-maintenance divers all about out there.
Painless Dental (We're There When It Hurts) and the Kure-All clinic - pays to advertise and people arent overly patient to seach for a dentist when they have a toothache. Oral Surgery...
Paradiso Cafe/Coffee Bar - A bit of paradise at the bottom of the sea - imagine thousands of Caffeine addicted Splicers when the Coffee ran out ...
The Pearl (Hotel) aka. The Pink Pearl - just about anything goes in Rapture - Pope Hats on request....
Persephone Correctional Facility (Detention Facility, Penal Colony) - yes like most things in Rapture it was a 'business'. Likely served as jail for short term criminals as well as a prison for those proven unwilling to live within civilized law. It may also have had an insane asylum fro the criminally insane - something there was a growing number of in Rapture after ADAM was introduced.
Pham Pneumo (seen on eqiptment, possibly a subcontractor)
Pharaoh's Fortune Casino - "We Play For Keeps" - 2 Drink Minimum --- those signs must've been fairly cheap (and the power to light them up) for such small establishments to have so many.
Piano Bar (Dionysus Parks place to be seen - how did they keep the hoi-polloi from mobbing the place??)
Pin Money Women's Apparel (incidental expenses - selections for the frugal)
PlasmaQuiks - genebanks - actually would have been very high-tech genetics to activate/deactivate Plasmids and Tonics.
Plump Mussels "Delicious Deep Diving Dinner"
Poisoned Apple - Evil Queen presides ? Not exactly an image for a bar I waould want - Golden Apple maybe?
Poppadopolis Police Department - "The RIGHT Police Department", "Dont trust your family's safety with the WRONG police department" - private police service to surpass the 'Constables' normal level of protection. (Odd wording, as how can these be 'Departments' if they arent official ??)
Power to the People (machines to upgrade weapons - must've been alot of standard weapon types), Fontaine product - first installed 1/21/57. Machines may actually have been installed widespread in Public AFTER Fontaine was dead and Ryan had them positioned so that common Citizens could arm themseleves against Atlas's murderous mutants.
Pret-n-Porter ? Pret-A-Porter - some sub-store seen in BaS preview (just a doorway)
Pringle's Garage and Gas (for submarines or for rich peoples automobiles - yes there could be those)
Radio Action - Another radio station with news/entertainment (and advertisements)
The Railway Cafe - food for workers in the AE Depot (Cafeteria would have been better and a 'Railway Cafe' up at the station for the passengers).
Rapture -- alot of utility equipment/machinery has this single logo - made in or for Rapture (premade on the Surface)
"Rapture" - for what looks like a produce company with "Rapture Certified" - maybe its for the certification business (kind of like Underwriters Laboratories, listing, rating, etc...)
Rapture Alarm Systems (another security measure that businesses could add for additional security)
Rapture Central Computing Corporation - RCC -(very profitable as the computer industry was in the Real World, because of the labor it replaced).
Rapture Colony - entity designation for various official interactions (--- "Rapture Sea Community" seen on sign for Sterner Brand Sea Meats ) Possibly designator of "Rapture Certified" status.
Rapture Crown (cocao beans and sugercane production - specialty farming)
Rapture Film Productions (BaS)
Rapture Firing Range (practice for sport or self-protection, included a gun store)
The Rapture Flour Refg. Co (refrigeration .. storage - probably equivalent of grain elevator storage , 100% organic)
Rapture Gas - gas for all the various things that needed great heat - Raptures primary environmental heating was via the Hephaestus Geothermal system (Hot water distributed thru the City)
Rapture's Grand Carnival (a popular spot for amusements. Important would be a cycling selection of different attractions so it would be different every time you went.)
Rapture Herald - newspaper (another news outlet - with so many newspapers they have to have some differentiation between them in style and content)
Rapture Medical Group (association probably with a mandate to maintain standards for members - Premium Care Service)
Rapture Metro (consolidated - Bathysphers at the high end and Citywide trolley system for the proles))
Rapture Museum - presentation of the vision and effort which went into building Rapture.
Rapture (Oil) 55 gallon drums
Rapture On Ice (BAS) (ice rink)
Rapture Open, Tennis Tournament (of course its a business), venue probably was Rapture Stadium
Rapture Radio (not sure how many stations frequencies there are - possibly many (dozens) in competition as the actually infrastructure for additional stations was not that expensive)
Rapture Records - Vinyl disks with approved Surface content and new releases by talent in Rapture.
Rapture Savings Bank - from concepts, but a logical addition as a place for people to keep their money and as a source for small loans, etc...
Rapture Standard - newspaper (one of these newspapers would have a financial specialization - cant have too many general ones in a small city)
Rapture Tribune - newspaper (another might be 'society' or sports or pop-culture....)
Rapture Vineyards (possibly an association to define standards)
Rapture Zoo & Giftshop - how do you fit an elephant into a Bathysphere ???
Rational Sowing Machines and service (sowing or sewing ?? either way rational is a strang adjective for those)
Reliable Pharmacy - Ryans commerical chain for selling medical products and sundries/canned goods(diversification) - "Convenience and Fair Pricing the Ryan Way"
Roark architect & construction (competion for Wales Brothers - probably made buildings that didnt leak)
Robertson's Tobaccoria (big signs - big business - Big addiction - caused Samurai in 17th century Japan to theaten to kill their leaders if forced to stop smoking). Had to have local source in Rapture, big public operation could not operate off 'smuggled' tobacco products.
Rock Flanagan PI - office in Paupers Drop. Business went downhill when the 'mean streets' of Rapture got alot meaner with Fontaine/Atlas's Splicers terrorizing them.
Rork Key Co. (keys = locks = security -- 'no laws in Rapture' wasnt really true, and all populations have some criminals)
Ryan Amusements & Gift Shop (MMORPG would have a few more 'amusements' there and I would add various 'collectables' to sell amongst other things)
Ryan Brewing Company - Ryan believed in competition and was ready to give it (it helps to keep standards up)
Ryan Club Beer Ale - Tap Tap for R. C. - Tastiest Beer in Town (someone has to grow Hops in quantity for all the beer we see advertised)
Ryan, Computer Equipment (?? keypunch seen in Minervas Den)
RYAN Official Retailer | adam bought • sold | implants • enhancements | extend your life | your source for ADAM legal • clean • safe (big sign - big business)
Ryan Industries, INC (parent company for many of Ryans commercial ventures)
Ryan Industries Brewery - a collaboration with McDonagh
Ryan Labs - new and better projects take research - probably took off after Brain-Boost became available
Ryan Manufactories - lots of things to make in 'self-sufficient' Rapture. Consolidating knowhow and infrastructure is one way to be competative in a world of small markets for products.
Ryan Pharmaceuticals - being at the bottom of the sea didnt prevent people from becoming sick or thinking they were.
Ryan Red (Wine) - all these vineyards had to be someplace - Rapture was alot larger than the tiny bits we saw...
Ryan's Raiders - Football Franchise - how many teams would you need for a league ??
Ryan Scrap Metals - recycling was profitable when many materials had to be obtained at greater expense.
Ryan Security - for Ryans own holdings and anyone else who wanted additional service.
Safe Batteries - for lots of battery powered devices in Rapture
Salty's Chips Company - potatoes grow pretty good even in miserable environements -so these would likely be made with real potatoes.
(The) Satyr - seen in Burial at Sea - some night club ?? - The Satyr Loung ??
Schnneicher Optics - optical glass and lenses for many different products - cameras/sensors/tourist pay binoculars...
Science And You Magazine - Another periodical with a science concentration - likely an important vector for announcing new whizz-bang products.
Sea Bulls Football Franchise - another team - sports mustve got very odd when splicing started.
Seabed Brewing Company - another fine provider of one of Rapture's most popular products - beer (Poseidon Pilsner).
The Sea Horse - Exotic Dancing Club in Fort Frolic. Theer shoyuld have been others not as 'high-class' - one likely in Paupers Drop.
Seaworthy Construction - another competing company to Ryan's. Many millionaires came to Rapture and alot of their money went to build it (would have been hard Ryans money by itself to make it so large).
Securis (water tight doors) ubiquitous doors seen throughout Rapture. One of the primary safety systems to close off flooding sections. Would have been more reliable than many we saw in the Solo games.
Shock Comics - no Comics Code Authority to regular comic books in Rapture. Of course with such a small population there wouldnt be so many different ones.
Silk Lounge (in Kashmir) - place for the hoity-toity to get a snoot-full "Good Friends Meet at..."
Silver Palace Bar - its silver and a palace and they serve drinks
Silver Fin Restaurant (BaS)
Silverwing Apiary - bees being important to various crop production, there would have to be alot of bees. Suitable types were found or later modified genetically to work in Raptures environment.
Sinclair's - beer wine liquors cheese (retail)
Sinclair Deluxe - "Affordable housing for those on a welders wage" - actually not a bad looking place (the run down/ruined look was result of it being under 'new management'). Sinclair saw a market and redeveloped part of PAupers Drop for a particular clientele. Whiney Audio Diary talks of having to deal with Sinclair - sounded like someone who didnt want to actually pay to stay in the 'Deluxe'. "The most modern of lower Raptures accomodations" - being in the Southern 'old' section of the City ??
Sinclair Metals ( "Raptures Best" "One Mans trash is another Mans Treasure" ) /Sinclair Scrap - scrap salvaged and towed in from wrecks (one good wreck might have thousands of tons of steel -- wreck (or chunk of it) might be towed closer to rapture (and shallower location) using the sea-lift balloon technique.
Sinclair Solutions - produced Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack, amongst other products (incl prison accessories...)
Sinclair Solutions Cosmetics (subsiduiary)
Sinclair Spirits - not all Paupers Drop quality, since you see his fancy store in Poseidon Plaza
Sinclair Toy company (Sinclair Toys - "Just because they are made out of Junk doesnt mean they arent fun")
Sir Prize (casino) -- how many casinos could Rapture accomodate? yet these are not that large an establishment in reality. (Rapture's could FIT in the mensrooms in some of the mega-casinos of today.)
(Dr) Sofia Lamb's Therapy Office, Psychiatrist -- Sophia Lamb knows ALL about delusions...
Soho "Ho Ho for Soho" still not sure what it is sounds classy which usually means expensive
Song Bird (Sound) - ? a music producing/publishing company
Sonia Fine Modern - news designs brought in from the surface (and maybe some held back for later when Ryans cutting off was to take effect. Brain Boost possiblely made all kinds of Rapture-made interesting and actually aesthetic designs possible.
Sonorous Inc - seen on Burial At Sea preview - record store (possibly publiching/recording company also) - Now with Stereo !!!
Sophia Salon, High Fashion (Sophia Salon Sale) - even in the depths of the ocean, fashion can be 'high'..
Spenser investigations - big enough to have large neon sign outside building in ocean (but then maybe that wasnt so expensive - and being Rapture we should have almost had many of the buildings covered in them...)
Steinkamp Recordings - vinyl records including Grace Holloway
Steinman's - general medical practice, cosmetic enhancements - "We Care for You"
Steinman's Rhinoplasty (nose surgery - largely cosmetic. with new techniques it still requires artistry)
Stingers Football Franchise - another team in the semi-pro league (so there must be a football stadium - and none of that 'indoor football' stuff either).
Suchong Institute and Laboratories - Suchong's company contracted to Ryan Industries and Sinclair Solutions (and Fontaine).
Sunset Meats (and Poultry) "Raptures Finest"
Surgical Savings - medical loans
Tasty Plate - Surface style cooking (with surface or non-surface ingrediants??)
Tate Wineries - owned by actress who collaborated with Sander Cohen - Merlot wine product
Tea Garden (in Arcadia) -- The Tea Garden was one of the most romantic places in Rapture (allegedly).
Tea Time Cafe - (Coffee, Tea, Pastries, Biscuits) "Come and have a Cup" -- Little old ladies needed somewhere calm to go when shopping - unless it isnt that kind of 'tea'...
Thanks Mom! brand (cream filled chocolate cake) - tasty and healthy ... healthy ? Maybe if compared to eating paint chips off the walls...
Thomason Tobacconist (smoking still a big thing - big advertisements arent free after all)
Thrifty Care - competition and new medical methods would shake up the medical business. Affordability now for many who in the realworld at that time didnt have much systemic medicine (Doctors stil made house-calls)
Tickets - Movies Theater Plays (Call for showtimes) - ticket service agency
Tip-top Security (on of many private security businesses)
TOM & DAVE hired guns • contracts • paintings
Top Coat - "You cant top Top Coat" another sign out on the buildings
Tree Farm - a bit genric name-wise but gets its point across (there were MANY tree farms run as businesses)
Triton Theater/Cinema - in Dionysus Park, attracted many citizens because of the exclusive movies owned by members. Facilities included a film studio and process faclity.
Turing Room Bistro
Twilight Fields Funeral Homes - people are dying to get in - how much you wanna bet recycling ADAM became a sideline??
United Seafloor - construction company - later a big Player in the growth of the suburbs with the inexpensive rock cutting of tunnels and caverns. Also producer of products like Calci-O
Value King - convenience store - sundries for the masses, producer of Meal-Time Frozen Dinners
Vita-Stat Medical Goods - business probably took off after the ADAM medicines came into being - "Sawed a finger off? No Problem. Apply a Vita-Stat Medi-kit and be Right as Rain !! -- Now in Suppository Form !!!"
Wales & Wales Architects
The Watched Clock (BAS)
Water Treatment Station (would have been run as a business/service? particularly for better than 'normal' Rapture utility water ) Rapture Sewage Ltd ?
Weissman & Co. (white flour) - Sander Cohen had to switch to plaster, the bugs kept eating his 'flour' based artwork.
William Strong Vitamins (minimum would be Vitamin D for sunless Rapture)
Wilson Freeman - Neckties - "Top Quality, Top Value" -- pseudo Silk ties for the adaquately well dressed
Worley Winery/ Worley Distillery ( more booze to assuage that closed-in feeling people get in Rapture)
Zimmerman Chardonnay (since 1951) - someone must have grape plants in Rapture to go along with all the other farming required to create the food a city eats.
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Sports Teams :
Olympus Lions - baseball team (baseball leagues are easier to do than football, and probably more popular.
Apollo Argonauts baseball
Fish and Seafood
(rival companies mostly gobbled up by Fontaine Fisheries using strong-arm gangster tactics - its amazing noone stuck a gun in Fontaines face and blew his head off in revenge -- and yes, Rapture may have had 'hitmen for hire') :
Fontaine's Finest Sardines / Fontaine Atlantic Sardines
Lotz Friendly Fish (Lotz Fishing Company)
Lotz and Sons
Sterner Sea Meats ("Delicious, Deep Diving Dinner") , Sterner Brand Sea Meats
Sunshine of the Sea Shellfish
(Farmers Markets stalls and boxes/adverts, canned foods, etc..) :
Annie's Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Blue Orchid Brand Rice
Blue Valley Pty Ltd
Champ's (Champ) sweet potatos/yams
C.J. Greenes - canned veggies/beans - favorite of children all over Rapture
Dupuis Produce Company
Farmers Brand Fertilizer
Fat Tony's Quality Preserved Meats (sausages)
Fine Fruit fruits
First Class Brand Fruit, apples
Fresh Manure (fertilizer)
Good Eats Apples (product of USA)
Good News Fruit apples/bartlett pears
Grace Brand fruits (Rapture Certified)
K R Plant Feed (fertilizer)
Lady Venus apples
Milton Fine Quality Cheese
Morning Berries produce
Paddon Meats "The Finest Cuts" (advert picture implies poultry? )
Plant Chow (ferilizer)
Pomegranate - simply what it says
Porky Brand apples
Rapture Rice (bag) -- you dont make rice from Kelp... hence real farms in Rapture
Richard's Farm Fresh Quality Cheese
Top Card suisun bartlett pears
Vine Ripe Fresh Fruits
Accu-Vox sound recorder - personal voice recorder (Fontaine Futuristics) "recording the thoughts and lives of Rapture citizens for five years and counting. Fontaine Futuristics for the city of the Future"
Airstream 2 Bathyspheres/Subs - sorry ther eis no equivalent to Chevie
Aloof Cat Food - if there were no cats in Rapture then why this product existing (and empty cans everywhere)??
Artisan Distilled Water (probably guaranteed mercury free)
Beef-E Potted meat "The flavor you remember" "Mom: Pick Beef-E for your next potroast"
Best Friend Pet Food (can) Dog food - you are pretty much better off not knowing what goes into it.
Black Falcon Ammo - bullets never 'go out of fashion'
Calci-O milk substitute "in the familiar milk-style bottles" (including Straberry flavored "kids love it" ), United Seafloor Trademark
Cheeky Pep Bar
Chemo-toast - Toasters - "Extra dials for safety, Less spilled bits, More toast!" "Encapsulate, Radiate, Masticate"
Doc Hollcroft's Cure-All - possibly more a pacebo than anything else (at least for what it promises)
Eagle Brand Whole Wheat Flour (bag)
Freeze Dried Ham (BAS)
Fussy Cat Cat Food "Keep your cat happy!"
Hop*Up Cola - Soda product (since 1949) "Now more caffeen than ever!" "Put the Pep back in your step!"
Meal Time Frozen Dinners - Value King and "Mr Square-Meal"
Octo Vitamin (pep bar) - Hortons Famous Sports Nutrition
Old Tar Coffee - many times coffee is refered to as 'mud'
Paindrain Asprin (brand) "Watch today's little problems simply drain away!", Fast Acting. If with ADAM technology they got it to cure migraines and hangovers it would have outsold all the other ADAM products combined.
Pop "n" Gum - who cares about the gum, how did they make their machines indestructable???
Purple Apple brand EVE ?? saw Logo on sign in Adonis
Rapture Coffee (BAS)
Rapture Evaporated Milk
ReJuvena (skin tightening Tonic) "Look Years Younger" Sinclair Solutions (Sinclair would have made a fortune selling this on the Surface)
Robotics (a competitor for McClendon ??)
Ryan Industries Home Defense Products
Salty's Chips/ Salty's potato Chips - you can never eat just one...
San Juan Co La - Famous brand - maybe this one they never removd the Cocaine from the syrup formula ??
Sugar sack - suggary goodness from sugar beets??
Sun-Beam Gum - "Chew Some Today!" "Raptures favorite Chewing Gum" http://rapturearchives.org/img/ads/ad_sunbeam-gum.jpg
Telekinesis (plasmic company, sponsored the Rapture Open tennis tournament)
Thanks Mom - Creme-Filled Chocolate Cakes
VitaStat - convenient First Aid kits for all occasions
Booze (brands) :
123 Beer (32 3/5)
Arcadia Merlot wine
Fountainhead Cabernet Savignon
Huck Beer Ale
Mc Hale Gin
Moonshine (Uncle Ewan's 'shine)
Old Tar/Old Tom whiskey
Old Tar whiskey
Old Harbinger Beer
Old Hat Whiskey
Pink Elephant - Fine Bourbon Whiskey - "get that smooth edge" "the smooth-bodied spirit that will keep you sailing...allthrough the night!"
Red Ribbon Brandy ? cognac
Rose Old Lager beer
Ryan Club Beer Ale
Stepmenson Stout ? Stephenson Stout
Tan Suan Cola ?
Tennessee 12/111 Horse Ale
Uncle Ewan's 'shine (moonshine)
Yuck Lager Beer
Anchor brand cigarettes
Blasich - Cigars
Camellia - cigars
Flower - Cigars
Nico-Time - cigarettes
Oxford Club Cigarettes - 'no compromises'
Pipe Weather cigarettes
Convenient Vending Machines :
- Ammo Bandito
- Circus of Values
- Prime Health Unit First Aid station (insta healing station)
- Security Bot Cutoff Station (pay fine to stop the Flybots from killing you for your crimes) Cut out the middleman, with some persentage going to the machine provider.
Indirect/non-operating machines in-game :
Note- Most of these In-Game didnt require payment, but in Ryan's Rapture should have...
- Bubblegum machines
- Epstein the Swami - you paid a dollar for the 'amusement
- Gatherers Gardens - may have operated using ADAM as payment (excess of that needed for th eplasmid/tonic/slot) - ones we saw apparently were setup by Ryan Industries after the takeover of FF.
- Gene Banks - may have absorded some amount of ADAM out of the customers system as 'payment'
- Lockers - like ones seen in Ryan Amusements
- Door Locks (that you can 'bribe' ????)
- Newspaper Racks
- Pay Toilets
- Pay Turnstile for Metro (seen in Welcome Center)
- Peephole Viewing in Sirens Alley
- Pay Elevator (in Buried at Sea ??)
- Pneumo Kiosks - Remote On-demand delivery would be an *extra* pay service
- Power to the People - eventually would have been charged for Service
- Safes (that you can 'bribe' ????)
- Scenic Binoculars - view paid for
- U-Invent machines - may have operated by require more materials than were actually used to produce the reulting items
- Vita-Chamber - Rejuvenation/Resurrection booth
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