As a final note in the story about the New York town of Beacon, the city council has came to their senses enough to pass a law allowing “vintage” arcades to operate within the city. But it’s too little, too late for the owner of the business at the heart of the matter originally. Fred Bobrow, owner of the Retro Arcade Museum will be unable to continue operating as the forced closure has bankrupted him and on top of that obtaining a new permit has an undetermined wait period to go along with it. It’s sad to see any arcade close but in this case it’s rather infuriating. I went over as to why in the last post about this subject and I think my points still stand. As it is, Beacon may be going towards taking the right action, they still should be held accountable for their ineptitude in the matter. If anyone should be contributing to the new US unemployment rate of 9.6% right now, it should be the city officials at fault and not Mr. Bobrow and his employees.
More details and quotes can be found at the Poughkeepsie Journal.