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SMASHING INTO TREES BUT KEEPING COOL


12:24 p.m.
Molly Fallon of Middletown might have be doing little more than crashing into virtual trees in a racing game at Yestercades, but she’s just happy to be keeping cool indoors as the temperature outside pushes past 90 degrees. The retro gaming arcade on Broad Street in Red Bank was the first place Molly’s dad, Vinny, thought to bring her for heatstroke-free entertainment.

“Today, we decided to do something to get out without actually being out,” he said, while trying his own hand at a game of pinball. (Photo by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge)

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BEEP! RETRO ARCADE OPENS

yestercadesretail churn smallYestercades, a 2,800-square-foot gaming emporium dedicated to classic video games of the 1970s and ’80s, opened with little fanfare Friday night and did a clanging, beeping business over the weekend, owner Ken Kalada tells redbankgreen. The pay-by-the-hour arcade is at 80 Broad Street in Red Bank, near the corner of Monmouth Street. (Click to enlarge)