A newly relocated retro arcade in Hull has had a “great response” from local residents, after moving to an expanded unit in the city’s Princes Quay Shopping Centre.
The Arcade Hub, which had been operating out of Trinity Market, has now opened its doors, welcoming customers to the 1,600sq ft unit filled with classic cabinets.
“We have been really busy, it’s been a great response,” owner Lee Playle told the Hull Daily Mail. “We get a lot of kids in, and they used to ask if we had Fortnite, but now they’re asking for Pac-man and other retro games.”
“We’ve got a really wide appeal, from kids to teens and older. For those who know me or have met me, they will know that this place is my passion and that I’ve been putting everything I have into this.”
The first Arcade Hub was established by Playle in 2019, with many of the venue’s classic and retro titles being imported especially from the US.
The new expansion sees the arcade expand its selection to over 70 cabinets, opening in time to capitalise on increased footfall during half term.
“Gaming fans have been pouring through the doors since it opened at the weekend,” reported the Hull Daily Mail, hailing the arcade’s range as offering “something for all ages.”