News : Retro arcade adds new tourism element to Metuchen : MyCentralJersey.com
Hailey’s Harp-Cade is a new arcade attached to a pub in Metuchen NJ. I need to support the local arcades in the area. Hailey’s will also be holding an Addams Family pinball tournament Tuesday November 1st at 8:00 pm. These are the details from the
Harpcade Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/events/1769277669990904/
Due to the extreme competitive nature of the Addams Family pinball machine at the Hailey’s Harp-cade, we are excited to announce that we are looking for patrons to join our first ever ADDAMS FAMILY PINBALL LEAGUE! Tuesday November 1st will be our first meeting, and the league will run for 8 weeks. There will be 3 games played a night by each player, and at the end of 4 weeks the top 3 scores for each player will be tallied and eliminations will commence. Prize yet to be determined, all we ask as an entrance fee is $1 which will go to charity. If you are interested in joining this league please let us know, mark your calendars and show up on November 1st!
15 Station Place, Metuchen, New Jersey 08840
Hailey’s Harp-Cade, a classic game arcade attached to Hailey’s Harp and Pub, is now open for business in Metuchen
METUCHEN – Most bustling downtowns have an abundance of popular restaurants and colorful retail shops. But in the age of the internet, there’s one component that can sometimes be left out — or more fittingly, at home — a business that can offer an experience or an activity.
Eric Berger, Metuchen Downtown Alliance chairman and property owner of Hailey’s Harp, Pub and Harp-Cade as well as several other properties throughout Central Jersey, thought that downtown Metuchen could use some more activities for locals. He also saw the success that Yestercades, a classic video game arcade, has enjoyed in Somerville at 29 Division St. since its May 2014 opening.
So Berger, who is also the property owner of Yestercades Somerville, brought up the idea of a classic video game arcade to Chris Flynn, owner of Hailey’s Harp and Pub at 400 Main St., about six months ago.
“I thought it was something the Metuchen downtown could really use because this kind of concept really draws people in,” he said. “It’s really important for a town to have experiences as well as shops. That does exist in Metuchen in terms of businesses such as our yoga studio or karate school, but this adds another piece to the mix — something that you can’t do online.”
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Thanks to MyCentralJersey.com and Jenna Intersimone for the article and pictures