Our plan from day one was to provide you all with regular updates on our journey to open the Special When Lit: Pinball Electo-cade.
From early concepts through construction and all the way up to our grand opening, we will be documenting, photographing, and videoing all the changes this great space will go through. Check back early and often for the latest!
01/27/24 - Got our new draft system equipment installed. Thanks again to J.J. Colton for helping us with the hook up. We also got the inaugural keg tapped! Ice cold and very tasty! Love the glass chiller we decided on. It keeps the glasses nice and frosty. We also have our underbar dishwasher tuned up and ready to go. It does a great job on these glasses.
Last thing that happened this week were some of the doors were installed. Other than that, not much else is happening at the moment. We are still waiting for the permit to come through for the HVAC system. Unfortunately, this is holding up everything else. If we can get this done everything else should move relatively quickly. Can't wait to share this space with you all!
01/22/24 - We had our pre-opening inspection this afternoon from the Washington County Health Department. I can proudly say that we passed with flying colors. One more step closer to being able to serve our guests!
01/11/24 - The fine folks from Cashbox were in today and set us up with a TouchTunes digital juke box, We now have the ability to play music. They also installed an ATM and the bill changer for the tokens. Can't wait to load the bill changer up with lucky silver tokens!
01/09/24 - The overhead LED lights had the dimmer switches installed so now we can darken the gaming area. The electrician also finished installing the pendant lights over the bar. If you stand back and look it appears that the lights are floating over the bar since the black wiring drops get lost against the black back bar wall. Looks really cool!
Huge thank you to J.J. Colton for helping set up our refrigerated beer draft system. Still need to get some parts so we will be finishing the install sometime over the next several days.
The safe was installed in the back office and the doors finally arrived. We hope to have them installed by the weekend. Really the last big thing pending is the HVAC unit install. Once that takes place the rest of the little stuff should go quickly. We can then open!
01/05/24 - We finished getting all the games set up tonight. Turned out the lights and powered them all up. What a grand sight to behold! The glow of the games gets me every time. The bar top also got the red LED treatment. It's going to look great in here once we fill it up with the rest of our games. We will have about 40 more games coming in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!
01/02/24 - Happy New Year! Thought we would come in and get some more of the games set up. It took longer than expected per game. Glad this is only something we have to do one time. Our "crown jewel" (Odds & Evens) is getting some special attention. Can't wait to share this game with you all. Still lots of work to be done but we will be open soon!
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