Gamer cashes in on hobby: Arcade cabinets combine old titles, new technology

Rick Barretto started filling his basement with arcade games soon after graduating from Indiana University. An avid gamer since his youth, he loved to play, but to get the games he wanted, he had to buy fullsized arcade cabinets-12 of them. His basement was only so big, and his wife’s tolerance only so high. “My wife was saying, ‘There’s got to be a better way,'” said Barretto, 39. So he put his college computer-science classes to work and spent more…

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Landlord wants tenants who share NFP mission: Foundation will give priority to health-related charities

Indianapolis not-for-profits grappling with rising rents may soon have another option-leasing space from one of their own. Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis bought the former St. Mary’s Catholic School in September and has undertaken $2.5 million in renovations expected to be complete by year-end. A diverse group of for-profit tenants-everyone from architects to violinmakers-already occupy about 80 percent of the 38,000-square-foot building at 429 E. Vermont St. But when the time comes to fill vacant space in The Academy, the…

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