Alpha Bits & Bytes expanding with new location

| February 9, 2016
New location: Adrian Padilla stands in front of the video gaming area set up at the new location for his Alpha Bits & Bytes which is a modern day arcade offering food, music and of course games. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

New location: Adrian Padilla stands in front of the video gaming area set up at the new location for his Alpha Bits & Bytes which is a modern day arcade offering food, music and of course games. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

COSHOCTON – Seating was starting to become a premium at Alpha Bits & Bytes, but owner Adrian Padilla didn’t want to limit the fun times so he found a bigger location that he is excited to share with the community.

He recently moved his Sixth Street business to the old Fashion Bug building located between Rural King and Woodbury Outfitters on Second Street.

“We were running out of room at our tournaments and events,” Padilla said “We pushed 45 people at some of them and it was getting cramped. Something had to give. I spoke to the owner of this place and everything fell into place. This spot also doesn’t have the stigma of once being a bar. Even though I had shirts made saying, ‘not a bar’ people still thought we were one.”

The new location still is home to Padilla’s computer repair business and offers the same opportunities for playing video games, computer games and card games, but has much more seating and a stage, which will be used for band and lip sync battles, karaoke and more. He also hopes to add pool tables.

“I want to hold more public events here,” he said. “There aren’t a lot of places around for people who don’t want to drink to get together.”

The bigger space also will allow him the opportunity to offer class on how to operate computers and how to do coding for websites, programs and apps. Padilla also hopes to expand his food options with breakfast and a Spanish buffet.

Hours for the new Alpha Bits & Bytes on Second Street are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday. For more on what the business offers or to get details on events hosted there, call 740-575-4474.

“There are a lot of possibilities with this store and there is plenty of parking that is well lit,” Padilla said.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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