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Anderson’s opens new arcade centers in Hampton Roads

Broski's Barkade opened in Anderson's Newport News and Virginia Beach locations recently (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Anderson's Facebook page)
Broski’s Arcade opened in Anderson’s Newport News and Virginia Beach locations recently (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Anderson’s Facebook page)

(Updated Oct. 23, 2019) EDITOR’S NOTE: Because of legal reasons, the owner of the business, Jason Blanchette, has changed the name of the business. It’s now known as “Broski’s Arcade.” References to the former name were changed in the story.

People feeling nostalgic for arcade games might want to check out this place.

Anderson’s, a local garden center, now has arcade games in both their Newport News and Virginia Beach locations.

“It’s officially, official…Broski’s Arcade is open in both Newport News and Virginia Beach locations,” according to the garden center’s Facebook page. “That’s right, we’re making it even more fun to visit and hang out.”

The family run business has a garden nursery, greenhouse, home decor and a restaurant, Sage Kitchen at each location. In addition, the garden centers feature a gift shop, a pet supply section and a ladies’ boutique.

Both locations will have arcades games like Pacman as well as pinball, basketball and Skee-Ball machines.

The Virginia Beach location also has mini golf and ping pong tables which are not available at the Newport News store.

It’s unclear what other features Broski’s Arcade offers and what the arcade hours are. A representative from Anderson’s was not available for comment.

The Newport News location,11250 Jefferson Ave., is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Virginia Beach location, 1925 Fisher Arch, is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information about Anderson’s, visit its website or Facebook page.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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