Hey all you Pinsiders! As a member of these boards, Pinside has been invaluable to me as a collector and enthusiast. I decided to put my collection and my life savings on the line six months ago to partner with several bar owners in Providence to bring the first true arcade bar to Southeastern New England, and the experience has been wild! We're a month from opening and we've launched a Kickstarter for next 30 days to try to make this arcade bar the best that it can be. Yes, I'm an owner - but I'll probably only ever break even on this. The idea, for me, was to create a space (and hell... jobs!) for gaming and pinball enthusiasts in the area. Providence is a great city with a heavy lack of pinball in public, and we want to change that.
We could really use your help funding this Kickstarter, and the rewards are pretty kick ass - game credits, swag, private parties.
Check out the website at www.shelterarcadebar.com and click the "Contribute" button to head to the Kickstarter. Make sure to also follow the links to social media and connect with me there.
Thank you, Pinside!