The store owner, Gene Lewin, has restored and sold vintage pinball and arcade games for the past 40 years.
“There aren’t too many people selling these old games anymore. There’s a lot of work involved in getting them working and keeping them working,” – Lewin.
Lewin and his 12 employees aim to restore the machines to their original conditions as demand for such titles have grown immensely.
“We have some people that want to buy a piece of their childhood. They have a certain game they loved playing when they were a kid,” Lewin shared.
Lewin said he sells 20 to 25 games a month to nearby clients and those as far as Japan. The arcade games sell for $2,000 to as much as $7,000 each.
He also admitted to having the most difficult job in the store. “One of the important things I do is I have to play test every game before they go out to make sure they’re working correctly,” he said.
Though his store is not an arcade, Lewin insisted anyone wanting to buy and try a machine may enjoy his store, we personally at Arcade Punks love that John’s Arcade Game Reviews & Tech has managed to get in store and give us a great guided tour – and really want to get our asses to this place and spend money we dont got!