The City that Hates Pinball. Beacon, NY.

Posted: August 10th, 2010 by Multiball

The City of Beacon, NY had the idea that they should enforce an old law banning pinball within the city limits, effectively shutting down the Retro Arcade Museum run by Fred Bobrow. The Retro Arcade features several old electro mechanical pinball machines as well many old rare and old arcade machines.

Apparently after being open for 18 months, the city decided to come along and enforce this crazy old law. Think about it, someone from the city came along and insisted upon enforcing this law on the arcade nearly two years after being open, what a douche of a person. In my opinion it is some crotchety old fart who has nothing better to do that to hate on stuff. I’m guessing this law is merely the vehicle for a much darker hate that is rooted in the City of Beacon.

Probably the best thing that we can do to get Fred back in business is to write or call Beacon city council and mayors office.

There’s a facebook group that even has a nice form letter to send in.

If the city does not allow the Retro Arcade to operate in the next few days. I think then we will have to up our efforts to this cause, and I do have some very creative and effective ideas in store for that. Let’s hope that some calls and letters will do the trick first.

Check out this video about the issue on CNN

Categories: News,Pinball

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  1. Winston Cheryl   10 Aug 10 at 8:00 am

    Definitely Change the Law. How rediculous an idea. Arcaic!!!

  2. ROM   10 Aug 10 at 11:12 am

    It seems like it’s not so much a crotchety old fart as it is a load of bureaucracy, with city workers who are hesitant to be too quick to change the law. Kind of like how this little girl got in trouble for having a lemonade stand in Portland recently.

    We’ve been discussing this story on the message board for a couple days:

  3. ROM   10 Aug 10 at 11:16 am

    Also, “The City that Hates Pinball”? What is this, the NY Post? I don’t think anyone said anything about hating pinball… it’s just an old law that hasn’t been taken off the books yet.

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