Kaleidoscope, which features items from several vendors, is more than just a run of the mill antiques store. Inside there’s a treasure trove of antiques, vintage items and primitives, but also a kick of modern. “We have something for everyone, ” said Smith, a Springfield native and current Urbana resident. Smith took ownership of Kaleidoscope less than two months ago but she’s already working hard to make it fit her dream. One of the largest changes the store has seen is the redoing of the back stairs so customers can more easily reach the top floor. And now that the stairs are done, Smith is excited about expanding the upstairs selection and further developing her primitives selection. Smith’s start in business began when she and her daughters — Heather, Heidi and Hannah — began making candles under the name 3H’s, which she named after her three daughters. The funds from the candle business were used to pay for fun trips and sports costs. READ MORE: Carmazzi’s General Store & Candy in Urbana.
Reboot has more than 40 standing arcade games of such classics as Pac-Man (original and Ms. ), Double Dragon, Street Fighter II, Asteroids, Donkey Kong, and more, as well as nine pinball machines featuring such characters as Elvira, Mistress of... ” Space Invaders, from 1978, is the oldest game in the inventory. Garrett Magee, 22, spotted the arcade when he was heading to meet friends at the Gallery Hop and came back afterward to play games including Jurassic Park pinball and Tekken. He is too young for the heyday of the standing arcade games, mostly playing video games at home on his PC. But he said he was enjoying the old-school games and planned to tell his friends about the place. Also playing games that night were three friends — Adrienne Loffredo, 36. Cara Young, 36. and Andrea Marckel, 33. Young said she has become a regular at Reboot since it opened, and cited Tetris as her favorite game there. Loffredo echoed a common sentiment that the bar arcade was a nice blend of nostalgia for her youth and the opportunity to have an adult beverage: “It feels like childhood but with beer.