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Saturday, March 2, 2024

All Fun and Games at Waldron’s Family Arcade


By Tammy Moore Teague
Life is fun and games for new business owners David and Lisa Long. The couple dreamed of opening their own business and worked hard to make that dream a reality. Their business, Waldron Family Arcade, opened on Monday. On Thursday city officials, including Chamber of Commerce members Paige Cupit and Morena Howell, Mayor Neil Cherry, City Clerk/Treasurer Sherry Johnston, Representative Marcus Richmond and Scott County Sheriff Randy Shores joined the Longs in a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The husband and wife team credit their family and friends for assisting them in the endeavor. The Long’s son, Steven Vongphakdy, and his girlfriend Jessica Jimenez, Maintenance Supervisor Danny Seaton and Assistant Manager Becky Seaton partnered up to ensure the grand opening was a success.
In addition to the assortment of arcade style games, patrons are sure to enjoy the available concessions. Those include 16 different flavors of ice cream, banana splits, soft drinks, corn dogs and chilli fries. In the near future, they plan to offer Hunts Brothers Pizza.

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Vintage barstools remind patrons of the history behind the building housing the Waldron Family Arcade.

The old fashioned soda fountain setup is reminiscent of days past. When you pull up to the original bar and swiveling stools, which the Longs were able to preserve, you are in for a real treat.
“We wanted to give the local kids a place to come and have fun and to stay out of trouble,” David Long said. Adding that the Waldron Police Department will make walk-throughs each shift to connect with the youth and ensure safety.
The Longs already have plans to expand and grow. Currently, David Long is working on adding a veterans memorial picture wall. Additionally, the arcade is open to hosting birthday parties. You can contact them at 479-637-1147 for more information and for pricing. Hours for the arcade are Monday-Thursday: noon-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: noon till midnight.

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