Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

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Lehigh Valley Live: Craft beer and video games: The quest to start the Lehigh Valley’s 1st bar arcade

Lehigh Valley native Dave Bracetty is on a quest to bring the region its first bar and vintage video game arcade.

These nostalgic hangout spots are proliferating around the country but none have popped up locally despite the area’s rapid growth.

Bracetty knows exactly what he wants COIN Retro Arcade + Bar Bethlehem to look like. He’s just having a hard time finding the perfect home in Bethlehem after searching for a space for more than a year.

“It is just me.” said Bracetty, a professional photographer who lives in Macungie. “I am not a developer with deep pockets.”

Over the last year, the married father of three has amassed a collection of 20 arcade games, many that he’s repaired and...

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