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NE Arcade in Northeast Minneapolis Will Not Reopen

The former Domo Ramen location will remain dark even after restrictions lift

In a dark room, a line of lit up pinball machines with players
The restaurant and arcade had only just opened at the end of last year
NE Arcade [Facebook]

Joe Radaich, owner of NE Arcade has announced the new arcade and bar/restaurant will not return when the coronavirus restrictions are lifted. “Unfortunately, we don’t have the resources to continue, and have to announce our permanent closure,” he said. Radaich also owned Domo Ramen, the small restaurant that previously operated in this location at 1032 3rd Avenue Northeast in Minneapolis.

NE Arcade opened in late November of 2019 with a wide collection of pinball, vintage arcade, and board games. The bar and restaurant also hosted tournaments and game-centric events.

Like so many other businesses, it closed after Minnesota’s governor closed down all dining rooms and bars in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Radaich made the determination that the arcade could not go on, leaving a grateful message to customers and those that had helped the business on its Facebook page.

NE Arcade joins a handful of restaurants who have announced they would not return, including Sleepy V’s, and the Uptown location of Egg & I.