Tag: Happidrome Arcade

Unseasonal wet weather hits Southend’s amusements trade

Coinslot - Southend happidromes wet weather
Southend has provided the seaside sector with a reminder of how vulnerable it can be to the British weather, with recent periods of prolonged rain proving problematic for businesses on its seafront.   Martin Richardson, owner of the resort’s Happidrome Arcade, has reported that the unseasonal wet weather has already had a negative impact on his business at a time when...

Woman suspected in hit and run at Happidrome Arcade

Coinslot - Southend woman suspect
In a high-octane start, images have been released of a woman suspected to have taken part in a vicious hit and run incident that has caused £3,500 worth of damage to a heritage machine in the Happidrome Arcade, as reports the Southend standard.   Owner of the premises, Martin Richardson, is calling on residents of the idyllic Essex town to help...

Government criticised over new £1 coin ‘nightmare’

Coinslot - Coin Happidrome Arcade
An arcade operator has hit out at the government for the huge cost of adapting his equipment to the new £1 coin, going as far as to call for some form of compensation.   A Southend family entertainment centre operator has described the introduction of the new £1 coin as a “nightmare”. Martin Richardson, owner of Happidrome Arcade on the resort’s seafront,...

Flood-hit operator welcomes promenade survey

Coinslot Happidrome Southend FEC
A Southend operator has welcomed the decision to carry out an underground inspection of an area of promenade outside his FEC that is prone to flooding. Martin Richardson, owner of the Happidrome Arcade, has already been forced to spend thousands of pounds on flood defences for the premises after it was left underwater three times. The City Beach area of Marine...