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Pinsiders, Providence RI's arcade bar needs your help!


By YoungPandas

4 years ago



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  • 12 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 4 years ago by KingDaddy
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    #1 4 years ago

    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!

    #2 4 years ago

    This is really exciting news for RI. Providence is an awesome city and needs more pinball! I know a lot of us have been waiting for this for a long time. Can't wait to be one of your first customers!

    -Doug

    #4 4 years ago

    Please charge more for the games. .50 arcade games were the norm in the 80s/90s. You are going to lose money on the pins only charging .50c and .25c for arcade games.

    Going to talk to my wife tonight, we'll make a donation for sure.

    #5 4 years ago

    Excellent news. I'm there periodically and am always limited to the pins at the airport, Thanks!!!

    #6 4 years ago
    Quoted from Richthofen:

    Please charge more for the games. .50 arcade games were the norm in the 80s/90s. You are going to lose money on the pins only charging .50c and .25c for arcade games.
    Going to talk to my wife tonight, we'll make a donation for sure.

    Agreed.

    P.s - no one goes into business like this to break even. Make a profit and don't listen to anyone whining about game prices and how "rich" you are getting from them. Price as you need to and offer an awesome experience!

    #7 4 years ago

    Great idea, I love the idea and location and look forward to visiting often.

    #8 4 years ago

    I'm going to contribute by stopping by and drinking your beer while I play some sweet games! Add in some munchies and I'll be a happy camper!

    #9 4 years ago

    yeah, I concur with some of the sentiment... making profit doesn't mean you aren't doing it for the love of it. Make money, be successful... the best thing is that you DO make money and THAT entices more people to follow.

    4 weeks later
    #12 4 years ago

    Just saw this thread. Can't wait to check out the place in person.

    #13 4 years ago

    Looks like he reached his Kickstarter goal - so hopefully all systems are go!

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