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Owner of Arcadia offers a family-friendly experience for fans of vintage arcade games | Community Voices


John Yates is the owner of Arcadia: America's Playable Arcade Museum in McLean, Ill. Yates learned how to be an entrepreneur at a young age, selling paper airplanes in fourth grade. In 2009, he remodeled a building and filled it with playable vintage arcade games. Many of the games still only require a quarter to play. Yates spoke with Community Voices about how he got his start in collecting vintage arcade games, and why creating a family-friendly space is important to him.

Beatrice is the Community Voices Editor for NPR Illinois. Reach Bea at communityvoices@nprillinois.org.
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