Gaming business that fought to open now sits empty in Rome


ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - They said they fought Rome City Hall just to open the doors to their business and after navigating a sea of red tape over the course of several months, opened.

However, a year after their grand opening, Mrs. C's Arcade in Rome now sits empty and owners have not returns calls placed by NEWSChannel 2.

The business was named for the mother of co-manager Gloria Ceresoli. The gaming machines at the business resembled slots, but players would push buttons instead of pulling arms on the sides of the games. At the time of their opening, Ceresoli said winners didn't win money, but would instead receive gift cards to their choice of participating local businesses or a Visa gift card.

A spokesperson for the Rome Police Department says the department executed a search warrant on the premises on May 24, with authorities seizing items, but not saying what those items are. No one was taken into custody and the investigation is ongoing.

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