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Arcadia National Bar Adding Family Time on Saturdays Starting in September

"We have a responsibility to let young nerds thrive with the collection of games we have."

Corey Templeton

Hey kids, do you miss the Maine Mall's Dream Machine? Need more options than South Portland's Portland Arcade or Portland's Coast City Comics provide? You're in luck, as Arcadia National Bar has decided to open an extra four hours each Saturday to allow gamers of all ages to mash those classic video game buttons, sans alcohol.

From time to time we get families who show up at the bar and are like y u no let kids in?Well, first we'd like to...

Posted by Arcadia National Bar on Monday, August 10, 2015

The company is diligently fielding comments both for and against the idea, explaining to one grumbler, "We have a responsibility to let young nerds thrive with the collection of games we have."

Rumors abound that Arcadia could expand its physical space in addition to its hours one of these days, given the amount of empty space within the business' current building. Elsewhere in Maine, William Cyrus created a somewhat barebones Kickstarter campaign called "Good food and gaming for central maine [sic]" seeking $15,000 to create a "a restaurant with arcade games a laser tag and other fun things to do [sic]" in Caribou. With the limited information and rewards available, plus the low population of his target location, Cyrus could face a serious uphill battle.

Arcadia National Bar

24 Preble st, Portland, ME