UPDATE: We have had to move since I did this original post. I currently have a larger location inside the Valley Fair Mall at Suite C128, with many more games, more space and much better visibility than the first store, which was demolished to make way for a fancy mall entrance.
Well this is it – the “moment I’ve been waiting for”. I am ready enough to open up my arcade tomorrow (or if something really bad happens, Wednesday at the latest). I say ‘enough’ because it’s not 100% ready but I can’t afford to keep waiting this month as bills are going to start coming in here shortly. The big hurdle is getting the PC LAN setup – the computers are built and the OS is loaded but now comes the network which is the fun part and it’s going to take some time to properly set it up. The arcades are ready to go minus a couple of older cabinets as I believe I have mentioned but where my grand opening won’t be for another week and half I will be using the time to complete those minor issues.
Chase HQ2 isn’t in yet – I do not know why it has taken so long to ship out as we ordered it from Namco a couple of weeks ago and I have already received Blazing Angels and Big Buck Safari in less time than this. Hopefully it will arrive later today after I post this. I also am getting a couple of vending machines in to provide some sort of snacks to people.
For tokens I am going with 6 tokens per dollar – I had planned on 7 but my change machine isn’t that customizable so 6 will do.
Also you will notice the logo at the top – a big thanks to Connary, a reader of the site who created this for me. I won’t have the sign up for a couple of weeks as the mall finally is deciding on it today so for the mean time I will have an OPEN LED sign in the window and I will try and get some vinyl lettering for the door.
Either way I am excited to provide another arcade into Utah (Salt Lake City area, although West Valley City is the exact location). If any of you are in the area of the Valley Fair Mall, please drop in an check it out. The Utah arcade scene isn’t bad but I hope to add to it what I can.