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In 1949, Carl Arthur Piccarreto (CAP) started with one jukebox in his parents' bar, The 1889 Grill on Clifford Avenue in Rochester. Slowly he grew his new business one location at a time. He was the sole owner and operator until his son, Carl Joseph (CJ), started helping out in 1976. They worked together every day until Carl was ready to hand it over to his son.

In 1987, CJ, took over and is still the current owner. Like his father, he worked the route alone and gained new locations while keeping close relationships with existing customers. His father’s philosophy was to build a strong connection with his customers, be available to them, and all locations big and small mattered! CAP Amusement retains these exact same ideals today.

This family-owned business has grown tremendously in the past 70 years. We currently provide a wide variety of amusement vending equipment, including jukeboxes, ATMs, dartboards, video games, and more to over 250 bars, restaurants, and sports complexes in Rochester and Buffalo. With growth came additional staff, new ideas and innovative programs to further the importance of amusement vending.

We pride ourselves on being a large enough company to handle extensive amusement vending needs but small enough to truly care about our relationships along the way. Since 1949 our company has provided outstanding amusement vending equipment and service and we hope to do so for years to come!
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