BARCADE CEO: NEWARK LOCATION TO OPEN SOON, MAYBE EVEN BY END OF MONTH
Published July 12, 2017 | Brick City Live
Barcade, “the original arcade bar,” announced its Newark launch was announced this past winter. Since then, many locals have asked the question: “When will it open?”
We reached out to Barcade CEO and co-founder Paul Kermizian to find out. Kermizian told us that he’s hopeful the location will be open soon–maybe even before July is through.
“We expect to wrap up construction at the end of next week, so the project is basically finished,” he told Brick City Live via email. “We’re hoping that inspections and staffing/finishing touches only take a few weeks and that we can be open by the end of this month.”
Barcade was unanimously approved for a variance when representatives from the establishment went before the Newark Board of Adjustment in mid-March (the site of the bar is located in a zone where commercial recreation establishments are not otherwise permitted). In early May, Barcade’s Instagram page promulgated the start of renovations inside the location. By late May, they were touting a parade of classic arcade games being carted down to Broad Street.
We we last spoke, Kermizian told us that Barcade Newark will feature the “warehouse-style stripped down aesthetic” of its other locations, a departure from the look-and-feel of its predecessor at 494 Broad Street, Martini494. Like its Chelsea location, Barcade Newark will feature a full kitchen.
Stay tuned for more information as the launch becomes imminent.
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