A pinball arcade in Turners Falls, Mass., first opened in July 2017, will close its doors permanently at the end of this July. Co-owners Mark Hankowski and Danny Levine announced the news in a recent Facebook post, citing the economic impact of the pandemic and the state’s indefinite business shutdown.
According to the Greenfield Recorder, the owners are still interested in reviving the business if and when it becomes feasible again, Hankowski said, but there is no indication yet of when that might be. “I have a very large collection of pinball machines that are going to be sitting in storage,” he added. The arcade has a lineup of classic and modern machines.
It’s just easier, he noted, to shut it down and not pay rent rather than continuing to hemorrhage money with no income hitting the till since mid-March.