The Madison, Wis., arcade bar I/O – first opened in November 2018 – is moving from a 3,200-sq.-ft. facility to a 6,300-sq.-ft. building a couple of blocks away. Nearly doubling his space, owner Mitchell Turino says the move will allow him to bring in more video games and pinball machines.
“It affords us a lot of opportunities, both in Covid times and post-Covid,” he told the Wisconsin State Journal. “I think having more space is really good for us. I think having parking is good for us. And honestly, it’s a building that’s been a big part of Willy Street for a long time.”
That space was formerly the Prism and Plan B nightclub. Now, it will house I/O Arcade Bar, just as soon as a new liquor license is given. Turino expects to open by spring with 55 arcade games and 18 pinball machines, up from the previous 45 arcade games and 12 pinball machines.