The status of Super Arcade and a possible new location

As many of you are aware, Mike Watson, the owner of Super Arcade has been having a bit of an issue with finding a new location or appealing a verdict on a minor permit that has shutdown the extremely popular arcade. We discussed this on our recent podcast dedicated to the fighting game scene, Overdrive News Live #1. Well there seems to be a bit of positive activity going on as Mike as not only posted an update about a possible new location and has even posted a video on Youtube, giving us a tour of what may be the new home of Super Arcade.

I mentioned it somewhere before, but one of the gentlemen who spoke against us at our first hearing was actually the person who found our new location for us.  This is so huge for many reasons.  Kind of reminds me of a scene where Rocky was just beatdown by Drago then states, “If I can change, and you can change, everybody can change!”  Our community has so much heart and it just amazes me that there is no limit to what we can really achieve.  Hell, Evo finally received some mainstream recognition by being on ESPN.  How crazy is that?  But that’s a story for another day, so let me continue before my thoughts wander even more.

So I just came to terms with the landlord of the new property, and mind you I am dealing directly with her directly, which is so much easier than having to go through a middle man such as a leasing agent.  She is a very lovely lady with a super positive attitude and is just very easy to work with.  We have discussed our plans with her and she loves what we are bringing to the table.  Her store is not in the greatest of shape, and needs a lot of work, but once the final product is in place it will be incredible.

That location in the video is freaking large, if this falls through it would be the perfect place to Super Arcade to be relocated to. 


Check the out the video below and be sure to check out the full update over at

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Keith Mitchell
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Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grid. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. Available for podcasts upon request.