Let’s keep the arcade location openings coming shall we? Once or twice a month is nice when that happens but with this post that will make three new locations opening their doors in August, that we know of. The other was discussed in this story yesterday.
For the first of the two, here is good news if you live in or near Columbus, OH. A new barcade opened its doors yesterday on Aug. 30th by the name of 16-Bit Bar+Arcade. In addition to serving adult beverages they have a selection of 42 classic arcade titles to play including 80s fare: Asteroids, Centipede, Zaxxon, TRON, Mr., Ms. & Baby Pac-Man, Popeye, Donkey Kong, Elevator Action, Double Dragon, Rampage and more; 90s goodness with titles like Street Fighter II, Lethal Enforcers, Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, Quick & Crash and even Slick Shot.
So far it looks like they have done some great marketing, managing to get over 7000 Facebook fans and 500+ Twitter followers in the run-up to the Grand Opening. Judging from some of their pictures on Facebook, they have been able to pack the players in, we wish them the best of luck in keeping it that way. Here is their main website.
But that is not the only location that opened their doors yesterday. In Asheville, NC a new pinball museum/parlor has opened its doors. Just sticking to the simple name of the Asheville Pinball Museum, they opened with 27 pins that span 1950-94. Among those are Superman, The Amazing Spiderman, The Simpsons, The Flintstones, Hyperball, MotorDome, and Black Hole. You can find out more about them via their website and also this article from Black Mountain News which has a video interview with the owner. Likewise with 16-bit, we wish the Asheville museum the best of luck in the endeavor but better than luck is for you the players to go out and support them with some of your time and money. 🙂