March 11 2010
Due to recent developments, and the arrival of yet another big family fun business named “Incredible Dave’s” , Rivergate Mall has asked us to remove all of our coin-op machines from the location. We have been asked to take out our arcade and pinball machines even though Incredible Dave’s has a TOTAL of three arcade machines at their only other location in Louisville, KY, and the rest of the machines are redemption based. It is sad when a so-called “big box” entertainment center whose main competition in the area is Chuck E. Cheese would stomp their feet and demand we take out our 70+ dedicated arcade and pinball machines. This is the SECOND of only three arcades in the Middle Tennessee area that have opened in the past two years and have now closed. Retro’s Arcade in Clarksville, TN closed their doors in March of this year.
If Incredible Dave’s really “cares” about OUR customers, they will have dedicated arcade and pinball machines that aren’t going to run the family dry. (Incredible Dave’s runs on a card system, so mallgoers that want to play Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga for 25 cents on their lunch break will be forced to purchase a card and probably won’t even have their favorite games to play.)
With this said, we are sad to leave the Goodlettsville area. Thanks to everyone that supported us during our three months at Rivergate Mall. Please visit our Hickory Hollow Mall location now at 118 games (all working as of 3/8/2010!)