On July 24, the Pinball Arcade and Museum in the Grand Central District announced that it would officially close after Sunday, July 26.
Limited operating capacity, not a ton of space to offer social distancing made it difficult for the concept to open during the pandemic.
“There has been no income/ no profit since end of February,” the owners wrote in a Facebook post. “Looks like the worst is yet to come in Florida so we will cut our losses now and wait for next year when hopefully this is all gone and open a bigger and better place again. Thanks to our GM Karen Ann, our Volunteers our Techs our Supporters, Customers and Players.”
The museum was designed to bring in money to help the Odessa Wildlife Rescue and Sanctuary. You can still support the sanctuary by donating online. Money raised will help feed and care for 350+ animals residing at OWRS
The space, located at 2313 Central Avenue in the Grand Central District, represented a dream come true. After this weekend the machines will be preserved and hopefully brought out another day.
Try and swing by this weekend to say goodbye to this beloved gaming hub.