The Grid comes to Old Town

– from the Lansing City Pulse, Jan. 11

The Grid Arcade and Bar will move into the former Chrome Cat building early this year after a $300,000 renovation job. The bar will feature dozens of vintage video games and pinball machines and a drink menu heavy on craft beer.

For the last few months, a sign in the former Chrome Cat building in Old Town has teased that a new business is “coming soon.” The sign features the title character from the movie “Wreck-It Ralph,” which takes place inside a video game — fitting, given the nature of the business, which has been formally announced this week. The Grid Arcade and Bar, due later this winter or in early spring, will combine the popularity of craft beer and creative cocktails with the growing interest in vintage video games.

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