News broke a while back that Burlington would be getting a new Barcade. Seven Days has a short article on what people can expect for the food and drinks portion of the establishment and a bit of background on the project:
“At the very core of all of this, our focus is on making it a good bar,” co-owner Nathan Beaman explains of the project. “If you take the games away, we’ll still be a place people want to go.”
Beaman, a local filmmaker, says that he and college pals Adam Lukens and Matthew Walters have been pushing the idea of opening a “barcade” in Burlington for a decade. For three years, the crew, which now also includes video-game expert Matthew Strauss, has been seeking a Burlington or Winooski space. A section of the building formerly occupied by the Burlington Free Press turned out to be a perfect fit.
Read the full article here. To our eyes, it looks like this place will be quite a bit different than Tilt Classic Arcade and Ale House. It’ll be interesting to see how this project shapes up.