“The second you land at The Arcade, you are immersed in the experience. You are still gathering yourself, waiting for the world to come into visual focus. You hear the surf and sounds of the shore. You turn toward the shriek of seagulls and see the wide, welcoming pier inviting you toward a wedding-cake pavilion lit with neon-bright splashes of brilliant lights over a vintage light bulb marquee that spells out The Arcade. As you near the welcoming open-air entrance you are greeted by Archibald Gachum, a fisherman dressed in a yellow slicker and ready for a Nor’easter. You hear the music as you approach. The jangly, old-fashioned organ grinder competes with the raucous sound of arcade machines whirring, beeping, blooping, pinging, ponging, and chiming — announcing that this is a place where people win, suggesting you may have already won just by being here.”
So begins the cover story of the May 2017 issue of Spotlight magazine, focusing on The Arcade. In the article, you’ll learn the origins of the Arcade, and a bit about its owners, Octagons Yazimoto, Katharine McGinnis, and Emery Milneaux. Also, read about The Arcade from the focus of designer Ashleey Andrew of Garbaggio, blogger Neva Saljan, and Arcade shopper, Hendrix Portal.
Catch this issue at https://issuu.com/spotlightsl/docs/spotlight_magazine_may_2017