Union, NJ (2700 US-22)

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The location's exterior during its soft opening (May 15, 2023)


Union, NJ (2700 US-22), Store #542 is Chuck E. Cheese that opened on May 15th, 2023 with a 2019 Model Dance Floor and Video Wall.

This store is a relocation of the old Union location, which opened on August 6th, 1984 with a Balcony Stage and closed in November 2019 with a Studio C 2000, 16m.

History

Following the closure announcement of its original location at 1660 US-22 in 2019, plans emerged to relocate the original Union CEC to the Route 22 Retail Center. However, due to COVID-19 and the company falling into bankruptcy in 2020, the plans were put to a halt until 2022.

This location was a former Petco that relocated in 2019. After the building was vacated, a Spirit Halloween occupied the space for two Halloween seasons.

In May 2022 a sign was put in the window to signify that a new Chuck E. Cheese location was coming soon, with construction beginning sometime around December 2022,[1] starting out with completely gutting the interior of the former Petco.

On May 15th, 2023, the location had its soft opening, with Chuck E. Cheese fan 'Dr. EZ' being the first guest to step foot inside the location.

The grand opening date for this store was originally set for June 9th, 2023,[2] but was postponed a day before the supposed date due to the Canadian wildfires happening at the time, moving the grand opening date to June 22nd.

The store would then held its grand opening on June 22nd, 2023. Since the store didn't have the other character walkarounds at the time of the its grand opening, they had to use character walkarounds from nearby stores for the event, with the Avenger Helen costume from the Deptford location[3], and the Mr. Munch and Jasper costumes from the Princeton location.

In May 2024, the store would receive parts for its Trampoline Zone.

Arcade Machines

Skill

  • Quik Drop
  • Carnival Cups
  • Pop The Lock
  • Sonic Blast Ball
  • Halo: Fireteam Raven (2 units)
  • Crossy Road
  • Dicey Jump
  • Wicked Tuna (2P) (2 units)
  • Mega Blaster
  • Full Tilt
  • Centipede Chaos
  • SpaceWarp 66
  • Space Invaders Frenzy
  • Black Hole
  • Transformers Human Alliance
  • Nerf Arcade
  • Ring Toss Jr.
  • Drop It Drop It
  • Alley Roller Classic (5 units)
  • NBA Hoops (2 units)
  • Nitro Trucks (4 units)
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Real Heroes Fire Rescue
  • Ice Man
  • Dodgeball Ultimate Arena
  • Disney Pixars Cars
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2017)
  • Super Bikes 3 (4 units)
  • Batman (2013)
  • Choppy Wood
  • Willy Crash
  • Flying Tickets
  • Harpoon Lagoon
  • H2Overdrive
  • Hoop It Up
  • Hop 'N' Stack
  • Mario & Sonic Olympic Games Tokyo (2 units)
  • Barrel of Monkeys
  • Snowball Toss

Kiddie

Videos

Link Description Filming Date
https://youtu.be/HFHh8z51elc Exterior of location before construction began. July 29, 2022
https://youtu.be/KAI7eI6Q_v4 An interview with the manager of the store with ribbon cutting at the end. June 22nd, 2023
https://youtu.be/k_J_1PjymVw Store Tour May 2024

Gallery

Spring 2023 Photos' Source

Walkarounds

Head Outfit & Suits Accessories Whereabouts
Chuck 2014 (Costume Head) Chuck Rockstar Attire 1 (Costume Outfit) None In Use

References