HUNTINGTON — Quicksilver Arcade Bar in Pullman Plaza announced it would have to delay its grand opening, which was scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday.
"Despite having passed all of our inspections and licensing, West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control has not filed our paperwork and thus we are unable to open today (Friday)," owner Benjamin Morgan posted on the establishment's Facebook page. "Our contractors, management team, and the community of Huntington have been incredible throughout this entire process. To all of you, I am sorry."
Morgan did not give a new opening date, but posted that it would be soon.
"While it is a simple technicality that is preventing us from opening, I personally take full ownership of this failure," his post said. "I sincerely hope that you'll give us the opportunity to make amends once our paperwork is finally filed."
Morgan, an entrepreneur from Columbus, Ohio, says his organization, Old North Arcade, is opening Quicksilver Arcade Bar in the former Max & Erma's space at Pullman Square. He said the business will feature a huge collection of retro arcades and console gaming systems that will all be free to play for patrons that order from the bar.
Morgan said he also plans to open a kitchen shortly after the arcade bar opens.
He said the establishment will be for age 21 and over only after 8 p.m., but will allow children under parental supervision until 8 p.m. daily.
"We have transformed this space into one of the grandest arcade bars in the country, our team is unbelievably excited, and we cannot wait until we finally open our doors and share what we have created with you," Morgan's post said.