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Get Ready For A Wave Of Nostalgia, New Westminster Is Getting A Retro Arcade

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Photo: Rebecca Oliver

The nostalgia era is back on full blast, with a Retro Arcade being implemented into the city of New Westminster.

The resurgence of the retro gaming area has brought a lot of popularity to old school games, and arcades emphasize that popularity. Since the arcade ban in New Westminster 19 years ago due to noise complaints and unethical customer behaviour, this will be a refreshing execution.


The city council approved a temporary permit for Brad and Maryanne Eyers to use, allowing them to run an arcade on 457 East Columbia street, the Sapperton area.

It would not only attract attention and business to the city, which is currently an urban hub with a high concentration of young communities, but also function as a family-friendly establishment.

The temporary arcade permit will last two years, and at the 18 month check mark will be reevaluated to a potential permanent status.

It also includes a number of conditions on the business, including no alcohol on the premises and no after-hours business.


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