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Palo Alto boys open old-school arcade

Original post made on Mar 4, 2017

Almost every Saturday, a garage in the Leland Manor neighborhood transforms into old-school arcade, filled with classic games like Atari Roadblasters, "Donkey Kong" and "Frogger."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, March 4, 2017, 7:30 AM

Comments (15)

Posted by mom
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Mar 4, 2017 at 7:35 am

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Posted by Space Balls
a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 4, 2017 at 7:44 am

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Posted by Tom DuBois
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 4, 2017 at 9:22 am

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This sounds great! Can't wait to check it out. Roadblasters was my game, back in the day.

Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Mar 4, 2017 at 10:42 am

Frogger. Like crossing many a street in Palo Alto.

Posted by kohlson
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Mar 4, 2017 at 11:20 am

Nice story. Echoing the comments made in this nice story. What great kids.

Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 4, 2017 at 11:47 am

How industrious and generous! Well done!

Posted by Fascinating
a resident of College Terrace
on Mar 4, 2017 at 2:29 pm

Wow, this sounds like quite a well put together enterprise, especially with kids so young getting started with community oriented objectives. Where is it located? I would love to check it out. Did not see an address in the article nor the website.

Posted by OJ Arcade Co.
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Mar 4, 2017 at 4:02 pm

Please check our website again as it now has our address.

Posted by Fascinating
a resident of College Terrace
on Mar 4, 2017 at 8:42 pm

Still didn't find it....Can you provide the URL here? Not found at this page: Web Link

Posted by Impressed
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Mar 4, 2017 at 8:52 pm

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Posted by too serious
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Mar 4, 2017 at 8:56 pm

another example of PA kids over doing it
honestly 11 year olds focused on building community and raising $ for the needy.... screams of too serious youth and a focus on the college spp st such a young age
why does everything have to make a statement
come on - do it for fun!!!
raise money to buy candy, toys, miore games etc

Posted by Melaine Hennessey
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Mar 4, 2017 at 10:41 pm

Dear Too Serious:
My triplets have been to the OJ Arcade several times. It's all about having fun and playing games. The raising money part came second. And making friends is just another name for building community. Whatever you call it, a good time is being had by all. We're lucky to have them for neighbors!
Prize Wheel All The Way Baby

Posted by Bella
a resident of Menlo Park
on Mar 5, 2017 at 2:07 am

What a beautiful idea and a great bunch of kids. I'm in love!

Posted by Annette
a resident of College Terrace
on Mar 6, 2017 at 11:16 am

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If this forum included emojis I would insert clapping hands and a smiling face. Kudos to you, Owen and Jacob (and Bah Humbug to any critics out there).

Posted by Sue Allen
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Mar 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Hoorah for these kids. I'm so tired of every minute being organized for PA children. They think they can't run next door without a 'play date.' I just hope some over-zealous city worker doesn't get after them for running a business in a residential zone. :o)

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