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April 24, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

The mall arcade has blossomed into The Tenpin Eatery - an epic entertainment destination

The Tenpin Eatery - an epic arcade entertainment destination
With nine bowling/arcade locations, they partnered with a local restaurant to create a new space offering untold quantities of fun!
Arcades ruled my childhood in the 70s & 80s. Each one was similar to the next, but each was wickedly unique in it's own right, from services to the games themselves. We'd drive from arcade to arcade dropping quarters into the early hours. There's been a resurgence of interest in arcade games from that era and retro gaming in general.

Cruisin Blast I'm lucky to live in an area that fosters a lust for the classics with a desire to bring the arcade experience to the masses.

There are a few independent locations with everything from Donkey Kong and Space invaders to Joust and Virtual On. However, Ryan's Family Amusements are the largest and are continually growing their business through clever partnerships and the latest amazing arcade games. While I love the dusty old classics, I welcome the chance to play World's Largest Pac-Man, Space Invaders Frenzy, Crusin' Blast and Jurassic Park - to name a few.

In addition to their many bowling locations with game rooms, their games can also be found at local mini-golf courses, indoor water parks, and outdoor inflatable parks. Ryan's has injected their brand of fun into some great venues and locations.

The Tenpin Eatery Is Open

The Tenpin Eatery - an epic arcade entertainment destination Their latest feat is a partnership with a local restaurant to create a massive entertainment destination at the Cape Cod Mall. We've all heard stories of declining retail at malls, but this new partnership between Ryan's and Chapin's, The Tenpin Eatery, is stirring up a lot of excitement and the exquisite implementation is going to bring a lot of folks to the mall!

World's Largest Pac-Man As a purveyor of physical media, I frequently stop by our local mall for books at B&N, CDs at Newbury Comics, and video games at GameStop. My shopping trips were always capped off with a few games at the former Ryan's Amusements.

The new Tenpin Eatery makes my shopping ventures all the more enjoyable. I'm excited to see the mall flourish and grow. I'm certain more stores will clamor to be a part of the dining/gaming experience.

If you're in the area, I highly recommend stoping by. The music is pumping, there's a great vibe in the air, and there are plenty of things to do from bowling and lasertag to a great meal followed by endless arcade games. It's more upscale than the mall's food court, and these guys know how to have fun!

The Tenpin Eatery - Space Invaders Frenzy

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