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Arkadia Retrocade Donates Custom Video Game Console to Hammontree’s Just Because


That’s when Mathis, who owns local video gamer’s haven Arkadia Retrocade, delivered a vintage Burgertime arcade console that he had restored and rebranded with Counts’ and Thielen’s help to the folks at Hammontree’s Grilled Cheese.

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The reason? Mathis came across an extra console, thought of the idea, and thought that Hammontree’s owners Chad and Alison – and their customers – would enjoy it. Chad, who knew Mathis from visiting the arcade, and from Mathis’ visits to the restaurant, said he was out running errands when his wife Alison called him and told him he needed to come back ASAP. When he arrived, Mathis was at the restaurant with photos of the completely restored, and rebranded arcade game that he had customized for the restaurant. “We take our kids to Arkadia all the time,” Chad said. “We’re big fans of his place, and I think he’s a fan of our food, but we had no idea he was going to do that. It was a total surprise.”

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Dustin Bartholomew is the co-founder of Fayetteville Flyer, an online publication covering all things news, art and life in Fayetteville, Arkansas since 2007. A graduate of the Department of English at the University of Arkansas and a lifelong resident of the area, he still lives in east Fayetteville with his son Hudson, daughter Evelyn, his wife Brandy, and his two dogs Lily and Steve. On occasion, he tickles the ivories in a local band called The Good Fear.

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