The Super Abari Game Bar reopens in Charlotte

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The new location in the Belmont district includes a bar and lounge area, more arcade games and an outdoor patio.

CHARLOTTE, NC – After a two-year wait, the Super Abari Game Bar has officially reopened – and the owner thinks it’s bigger and better than ever.

Months of planning led to the company moving to the Belmont neighborhood into a space that allows for a separate bar and lounge, and then the big reveal of the gaming floor once you’ve descended the steps.

It’s a vision that, according to owner Zachary Pulliam, almost didn’t happen.

“I really had no intention of doing this for a while and then I kind of found this building and it was just the perfect location, the right price and a landlord who wasn’t going to put me down. out the door,” Pulliam said.

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In 2020, Abari Game Bar, like many other businesses, faced the threat of closure due to COVID-19. At the same time, the lease of their building ended and the land was finally sold.

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Now, the grand reopening in a new location is what many customers say they’ve been waiting for.

“Having it reopen warms my heart,” said client Jordan Arnold.

A Federal Reserve report estimates that the pandemic has caused the permanent closure of at least 200,000 small businesses across the country.

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Pulliam says he’s just thankful his company isn’t in it.

“Everyone seems to be having fun and that’s all I can ask for,” he said.

In June, Super Abari plans to hold its first major event with a pre-Heroes Con party featuring live music and more.

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