The Arcade Restaurant is going to expand.
“We’re not touching the front room,” said Jeffrey Zepatos, an owner along with his wife, Kelcie, of the legendary South Main restaurant. “We’re not touching the outside of the building. We’re going to keep all the architecture the same. We’re going to expand the back room, make it a little bigger so we can have a real bar. You can get cappuccinos, espressos.”
They want the restaurant to be “a neighborhood location where people can come from everywhere.”
Jeffrey said they want “construction and renovation done and completed” before or around the New Year. “We’re just trying to get more seats in here. We’re talking about building a waiting area.
“This whole part of town is about to blow up. We want to be a part of that. After 50 years we’re ready to put more into the restaurant and expand because that’s what’s happening to the city.”
And, he said, he wants the expansion to be “definitely ready for our 100-year anniversary."