Reclaim Arcade to br A chance to play classic arcade games during a break at a conference led two local entrepreneurs to come up with their version of the bar and arcade trend, which they hope to open this spring. Add to Chrome.
Reclaim Arcade describes itself as "a unique retro-modern entertainment venue merging popular vintage arcade games and pinball of the 70s, 80s, and 90s with a modern atmosphere that includes innovative self-pour beer, wine, and cider taps. The new entertainment venue will be moving into the space that has been home to CoWork Fredericksburg for the past two years. CoWork recently announced that Dec. CoWork offered memberships for workspace, conference rooms, mailboxes and event space. The space is located in the same strip mall as a dental clinic called Fredericksburg Smile Center. Reclaim Arcade said in a recent blog post that the arcade and bar will be inspired by a "Blade Runner-esque aesthetic. It will also have a service window where customers can pick up food and snacks. Patch is a space for neighborhood news. Please keep your replies clean, friendly and factual.
I have always sucked at grammar, but the future perfect tense finally makes sense to me. It indicates an action will have been completed at some point in the future, which is exactly the case for Reclaim Arcade. We officially announced our intentions with the arcade at the end of last month check out the Facebook page , Instagram and Twitter —and like and subscribe for more! Probably the biggest news is that last week Tim and I secured the funding we needed in the form of a bank loan to build a full blown 80s tech noir arcade to match our vision—which is bold! As you can see from the design reference points above, the arcade and bar will be inspired by a Blade Runner -esque aesthetic because the future is literally now! We took one of the five plans Spaces provided us, and did some small modifications to get the above layout. This will be where we welcome folks, ID any one who wants an adult beverage, and hopefully rent a video or two After that, folks will go into the back of Reclaim Video and be immediately presented with a glass-enclosed 80s living room, a la the UMW Console Living Room :. This space will be a reproduction of a s living room that will hit folks coming into Reclaim Arcade for the first time like a diamond through the forehead. The space will be reservable for parties, and like the VHS store, it will be one of several time capsule installations throughout the space. There will also be several areas to sit and imbibe from the self-pouring taps, order some food from the kitchen, or choose from a wide variety of games to play.
Tim has done all the heavy lifting on the announcement front via Facebook —and the response has been truly heartening. But I figured started to formally record the process on this little old bava blog was in order. But I am so glad it has! I just got down locking in a mint Donkey Kong Jr cabinet, and my brother picked up a cocktail Rally-X last week on Long Island, so the machine is in full swing with nearly 40 vintage games thus far, and more on the way Venture could be a reality on my return from LA. It is going to be sick, and after extended time abroad, it is high time to return full-time to the US to live out competing fantasies of running a video store and an arcade. As far as the details, there are many, many to discuss over the coming months as we gear up for a late Spring launch: the redesign of the space; the exploration of the self-pouring taps for the bar; and creating a designated office for Reclaim Hosting in the wake of CoWork to name a few. Partnering with Will and Maria on this venture is super special given how indelibly Will is linked at least in my mind to the work we did at UMW. Will and Maria have been a huge force for good in Fredericksburg over the years, and the idea of partnering around food for Reclaim Arcade speaks volumes for the community we are trying to create and checks off another box of a long list of dreams coming true in this venture—it just all feels to be coming together so perfectly.