Entrepreneur Says Retro Laws Keep Retro Arcades From Succeeding In Lower Mainland
Entrepreneur says retro laws keep retro arcades from succeeding in Lower Mainland
An entrepreneur wants New Westminster to give retro arcades an extra life by changing bylaws that restrict their existence.
Brad Eyers wants to turn his passion for — and large collection of — classic games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Galaga into a business by opening a retro arcade in the city he grew up in.
Currently, arcades are only permitted in a few specific locations like malls and movie theatres, but Eyers wants to open a smaller arcade cafe or “barcade,” the sort of thing that’s proven popular in Seattle and Portland.
“I just want to share them with people,” he …