LOGAN SQUARE — After nearly a year of planning, the neighborhood’s Emporium Arcade Bar, 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave., is set to open by the end of July — and they're now hiring.
The new barcade will be nearly a third bigger than it’s Wicker Park counterpart at about 8,300 square feet, according to Danny Marks, who owns Emporium with his brother, Doug. But the Marks brothers expect the number of employees will be the same at around 13 staffers to each building.
Unlike the Wicker Park location, Logan Square’s Emporium will feature food, prepared and served from a food truck located inside the barcade. They'll also stick to canned beer to avoid spills and table games will outnumber classic arcade games, according to Marks.
The spot will have six pool tables, three foosball tables, four shuffleboards and two air hockey tables alongside 10-12 arcade games to start with, compared to Wicker Park’s 65 arcade games.
“It’s going be a different experience,” Marks said. “But it’s still emporium, so we like to find really cool architecture, brick, wood, open space — there’ll be a similar esthetic. We’re the same people with the same tastes.”
Emporium will also be teaming up with next door neighbors Galerie F, 2381 N. Milwaukee Ave., to showcase graffiti murals, Marks said.
“That particular area seems to be opening up," Marks said of the booming 2300 block of North Milwaukee Avenue. "It’s good to be part of something that seems to be happening all at once."
Applications will be accepted this week followed by open interviews at the new location.
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