Often the Summer time is a prime ground for new arcade facilities to open their doors, we will hear about more as we inch closer to the season.
Today’s news comes along about a partnership between three companies in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area – Retro Madness (comics/toys); Vintage Freak (clothing/decor/vinly records); and GreenTech Games (arcade/arcade repairs). With their powers combined, they are working to open up “Retro Plaza” at the DFW Metroplex, which will provide plenty of retro video gaming to enjoy.
For the part of the arcade, it will be called the Quarter Lounge. They hope to have it open by July 1st, with local permits needing to be resolved before they can open up. They are focused on classic video arcade games (25¢ per play) and pinball (50¢ per play). A “preview” room is currently open so customers can get an idea of what will be offered; according to the full games list, users will be able to enjoy titles like: Aliens, Centipede, Choplifter, Cruisn’ World, Daytona USA, Donkey Kong, Double Dragon, Galaga, Golden Axe, Joust, Knights of the Round, Ms. Pac-Man, OutRun, Primal Rage, Raiden II, Sky Soldier, Soul Calibur, Sunset Riders, Super Street Fighter II, Tekken 3 and more. They will also have classic consoles to play.
For a little more info on the whole project, the Quarter Lounge website is here; check out the press release below:
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FOR RELEASE April 15th, 2016
GreenTech Games Partners with Vintage Freak and Retro Madness to form Retro Plaza
April 1st, 2016
Dallas, TX – Locally owned and operated GreenTech Games announced today that it will be working with Vintage Freak of Bedford TX, and Retro Madness of Hurst TX to help form Retro Plaza. The go to spot for all things retro including vintage furniture, records, clothing, toys, gaming consoles and now an arcade. Centered in the DFW Metroplex, the new location for all three businesses is expected to open the beginning of Summer 2016 and will serve customers in the Dallas, Fort worth, Grapevine and Arlington areas. While GreenTech Games will be opening a new retro video game arcade named Quarter Lounge, Vintage Freak and Retro Madness will be expanding their current offering and customer base. The project will take place at
1424 Brown Trail #A, #B, and #C
Bedford, TX, 76022
About GreenTech Games
GreenTech Games restores and repairs arcade machines from the 1980s through to the year 2000 and has been furnishing shops and restaurants in the Metroplex area with retro arcade machines since November 2014. They say they are ready to open a full retro arcade with the addition of retro gaming consoles and tournaments events. “We have seen the interest grow in retro gaming since we placed the first machine. In fact even stopped advertising because we couldn’t keep up with the demand” says owner Tim Colson.
For more information, please visit http://www.quarter-lounge.com.
About Vintage Freak
Vintage Freak has had great success serving the DFW Metroplex and sells everything from vinyl records to furniture, clothing and vintage decor. They specialize in hard to find retro style furniture, electronics and will even deliver. They boast over 30,000 records in stock and a huge selection of vintage clothing but are ready for the next phase with it’s new location.
For more information, please visit http://www.vintagedfw.com/.
About Retro Madness
Retro Madness is a comic and retro gaming toy store that has been serving the DFW area for several years now. They carry everything from action figures & statues to gaming consoles & games. They work hard at keeping a large inventory of hard to find as well as the more common retro items you would expect to find. They usually have something in the store for everyone and even repair gaming consoles.
For more information, please visit http://www.retromadnessdfw.com/.
To learn more about this project please contact:
Tim Colson, GreenTech Games
Media Relations for Retro Plaza
Cell or Text: (469) 992-2389
Taylor Watts, Vintage Freak
Media Relations for Retro Plaza
Cell or Text: (817) 320-9258