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Newport on the Levee staple GameWorks closed

Team plans for new gaming experience in its place
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Posted at 6:23 PM, Dec 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-31 12:17:03-05

NEWPORT, Ky. — Another staple of Newport on the Levee has closed its doors permanently.

GameWorks, the arcade and esports gaming pub on the second floor of the Levee, announced on its website that it has closed. The overall entertainment chain was dissolved, forcing the locations that were still in operation to close, according to Britni Johnson, director of public relations with North American Properties.

Johnson said the business's local team is working with investors to transition the same space into a new gaming experience; plans will be announced in the coming weeks.

"The past 20 months and counting we have seen our business turned upside down and the continued slow economic recovery has left us no choice other than to close," read a message on the company's website for the Newport location.

The pub has been in Newport since 1996 and provided arcade games, esports tournaments and food and drinks for the past 25 years.