The Office of Zoning Administration has denied a conditional-use permit that would have allowed a 60-game video arcade on Pico Boulevard to move two blocks east.
Captain Video Games had drawn the wrath of nearby residents and merchants who complained that the proposed new site at 10670-72 Pico Blvd. was inappropriate. The Zoning Administration last week agreed with neighbors.
"The location wasn't proper to the development of the neighborhood," said Jack C. Sedwick, associate zoning administrator, who made the decision. Opponents had claimed that an arcade would have attracted teen-age loiterers, brought more crime to the area and aggravated parking and traffic problems.
But many neighbors stressed that they objected to the new location, not the operators, citing the arcade's many charitable activities in the community.