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Hi, friends. Emily here. I have some news. It’s not the news that will make you jump up and down and it’s certainly not the news I like delivering. But sometimes life makes decisions for you.


The Garage Arcade has been one of my favorite ventures in the past 9 years that I’ve been a business owner. The idea came about because I wanted to provide a place for families and friends to hang out that was affordable and fun. Not to mention I’ve loved playing video games ever since I first got my hands on Battlezone for the Apple II computer. I mean, I have a Nintendo remote tattooed on me so it’s safe to say I love video games and all that comes with them. But sometimes ideas fall short and when the idea is in the form of a brick and mortar business, falling short means the business can not continue operating. Much like an arcade game the business goes Out of Order.

I wanted to make this announcement about it being “out of order” instead of saying “game over” because I truly believe an arcade could flourish in this community. Just not one that relies on me running it. So if you’ve ever dreamt of owning and running an arcade - please chase that dream. Maybe someone can bring it back in working order. And I promise I’ll be one of the first customers in your door.

From May 20th-30th we’ll be closed (except party bookings). We will reopen for our Last Goodbye May 31st, June 1, and then June 2nd (Art Walk) will be the last time you can hang out in the arcade.

Thank you for playing with us these past 5 years. I hope the memories you made last a lifetime. I know mine will.

- Emily, owner of The Garage Arcade


Q: What is gonna happen with the building? 

A: Dog Ear Books and Retro Roasts are moving in!

Q: Is the arcade business for sale? 

A: The brand is, but not the games or location. 

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