Crowdfunding campaign in the works to renovate Super Arcade, Mike Watson discusses future plans, thanks supporters

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • January 1, 2014 at 6:43 p.m. PST

Mike Watson's previous blog post about Super Arcade was a bit depressing, but after reading about his current situation, a number of people came out to support him and his arcade, including doing some heartwarming things that Watson made special mention of in his recent blog post.

Watson also noted that he's fleshing out a new business plan which will be a "great improvement for Super Arcade and will revitalize this location along with the FGC as a whole."

While he doesn't reveal all of his plans, Watson discusses how he'd transform some aspects of Super Arcade into more of a hang out spot for college students nearby, and altering their game lineup a bit to appeal to a broader audience.

Hit the jump to read more.

Watson states that part of this overhaul will include renovation and remodeling of Super Arcade, but he wants to tackle it via a crowd funding campaign due to his current financial situation.

"This project will be done as a Kickstarter or Indiegogo, as I have obviously exhausted everything in life including my time, health, and savings.

"Is this location and plan enough to have people willing to support? I really don't know, but regardless of the outcome I know that I will have zero regret, and I know that I have done everything in my power to support the community and push it towards being better and stronger," said Watson.

Also, in related news a full website has been setup for the Nelson "EMP|Remix" Reyes charity event, taking place this weekend at Super Arcade.

The event will go down on January 4, 2013 at 3 p.m. PST. A stream will be provided by IE Battlegrounds. Tournaments will be held for MvC2 and UMvC3, at $10 per game.

Of the $10 entry fee, $5 will go towards the venue fee to cover things like, electricity, location, equipment, etc. while the $5 towards the pot will be donated to Nelson Reyes' family. Super Arcade may also donate more, depending on the turnout.

You can visit the website linked above for further details.

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