Arcade, fashion store officially open First Friday

Sean Philip Cotter

Two York City businesses better have their giant scissors ready.

Timeline Arcade and Elizabeth and West Fashion House will both hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies to celebrate the official openings of their new downtown storefronts.

First, the Elizabeth & West Fashion House will snip the ribbon at 5 p.m. at the boutique's new 44 W. Market St. location. The store previously had been on South Beaver Street since it opened in 2014.

Elizabeth & West Fashion House

It features women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories, according to a news release. The owner, Rebecca Wattenschaidt, believes the new location, which is the storefront adjoining Central Market previously occupied by Just Cupcakes, will let her better host "private style parties," according to the news release.

The fashion boutique will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday

Then Timeline Arcade, which had something of a soft opening at March's First Friday, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6 p.m., attended by members of the cast of "The Walking Dead," the popular zombie-apocalypse TV show on AMC. The all-ages arcade doesn't charge by the game; it's a flat hourly fee of $10 to be there, or you can buy a day pass for $25. According to the release, it's open late, from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. every day but Sunday, when it's open from noon until midnight, and it's BYOB.

York City's new Timeline Arcade participating in First Friday

The arcade, which also has a location in Hanover, features classic arcade games, pinball machines and video game consoles.

Timeline Arcade is set to open in downtown York on April 15.

At 54 W. Market St., the arcade is located where the Police Heritage Museum used to sit; the building is now owned by Royal Square Development, which also has plans to develop the adjacent properties.

— Reach Sean Cotter or on Twitter at@SPCotterYD.