Beloved Michigan Arcade Closes Its Doors After Nearly 7 Years
It’s never a good thing when a beloved local establishment closes its doors. But, the reality is that trends come and go, and places and people change. So, as the years go by, beloved local spots to tend to open and close at a fast rate. That’s not to mention how difficult it is to make a living as a local business. That’s another reason favorite restaurants and spots close. Now, a beloved Michigan arcade is closing its doors after nearly seven years in business.
First of all, it’s sad to see a local restaurant close, but I personally think it’s even more heart-wrenching to hear of a local arcade closing. There aren’t that many arcades left these days. It’s certainly a more nostalgic activity. So, the fact this beloved Michigan arcade is closing is not great news, at least to me.
Beloved Michigan Arcade Closes Its Doors
The Grid, a bar and retro arcade located in Lansing’s Old Town, has announced it’s closing. The establishment as been open for about six and a half years. The owners of The Grid announced the news on Facebook. “It is with mixed emotions that we announce the upcoming closure of The Grid,” the owners wrote in a message on The Grid’s Facebook page. “After nearly seven remarkable years filled with so many wonderful ‘hellos’ and some really difficult ‘goodbyes,’ this being one of the most, it is time for us to flip the power switch one last time.”
They added, “We are immensely grateful to have been your destination for; out of towners, happy hours, holiday parties and even marriage proposals over the years and hope to squeeze in a few more good times before our final pour. Over the next month, please join us as we raise our glasses in appreciation and celebration of each and every one of you…” According to the Facebook post, The Grid’s last day open will be Oct. 21. So, you still have some time to take in the retro fun.