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Downtown Vegas' Insert Coin(s) temporarily closes doors

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Insert Coin(s) outdoor signage, seen in an undated photo. (FOX5 FILE) Insert Coin(s) outdoor signage, seen in an undated photo. (FOX5 FILE)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

It's game over, for now, for downtown Las Vegas "bar-cade" Insert Coin(s).

The management group behind the establishment that combined video gaming and libations confirmed the closure Thursday.

"Due to a rapidly changing [downtown Las Vegas] business environment, Insert Coin(s) will be temporarily closing its doors," owner Christopher LaPorte said in a statement.

LaPorte cited financial challenges over the business' four and a half years in operation for the shut down. LaPorte promised to bring back the business, though, no timetable was expressed for its return.

On Friday, a notice was attached to the business' front door signifying an eviction. The notice states a landlord complaint was made, though, details were not specified.

Insert Coin(s) opened in the East Fremont Entertainment District in 2011, bringing "old school" cabinet arcade games while also offering modern console gaming, all within a tavern atmosphere.

Here is Christopher LaPorte's statement in full:

"Due to a rapidly changing DTLV business environment, INSERT COIN(S) will be temporarily closing its doors.  We are immensely proud of our 4 and a half years being a landmark for Downtown Las Vegas and our numerous philanthropic contributions made to the Vegas community at large.  Being a part of the transformation of Downtown Vegas and enduring the highs and lows of these changes, we thank you for allowing us to present the INSERT COIN(S) brand as the unique combination of videogame and nightlife entertainment that we never lost belief in.  Unfortunately, that commitment to the brand and the DTLV economic environment have resulted in financial challenges over the past year that we cannot currently sustain.  We will continue to work to bring back to the community the INSERT COIN(S) brand that you loved and we thank you again for your patronage and support as your favorite videogame and music venue."

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