Two entrepreneurs are hoping to help breathe new life into East Dundee’s River Valley Shopping Plaza with their upscale video gambling cafe concept. T.J. Rubin and Jamie Arthurs recently opened Royals at 505 Dundee Ave., offering food, a variety of beverages, and several gaming machines.
“We thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to help revitalize the shopping center and the neighborhood,” Rubin said. “We’ve been open for about a month and gotten a lot of traffic. People seem to be warming to the concept.”