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!
07/27/23 - Look at what just arrived today! A huge shout out and thank you to the Hoffman Mint. They did such a great job with these. The pictures do not do them justice. We can't wait to open our doors and have our first lucky guest pull a winning silver redemption token from the changer!
07/21/23 - Looks like the plumbers started working on running the water lines this week. They must be getting close to wrapping up the rest of the work because most of the materials that were laying out in the main space were mostly gone. Hopefully that is a good sign.
Oh, the unexpected things you discover along this journey to ready our space! Noticed the existing columns that were in place had two that were bigger and stuck out onto our side of the overall space. These are load bearing which makes sense why they are a little bigger than the others. This creates a bit of an issue as the sheetrock will not hide these two columns. Hopefully the contractor can come up with a creative solution so we can have one long smooth uniformed wall.
07/17/23 - Rough in was completed on Friday. Got a chance to get over there today and snap a few pictures. Nothing too exciting but it's good to know we are one step closer on this piece.
Plumbers must have been back in on Friday as well. There was some more work done in the men's restroom.
07/14/23 - Just a quick update for this week. Plumbing work continued with more pieces going into place. It's kind of like one giant puzzle. Sure glad they know what they're doing.
Rumor has it Advanced Communications Services will be in tomorrow to do the low voltage rough in. Should have some pictures and an update early next week on that. Stay tuned..
07/09/23 - This week the plumbers were in and had done quite a bit of work. They installed the grease trap and all the piping for the drains. They were hoping to get all the drainage done by this next week so the concrete guys could get back in fill to the trenches.
The side section of our bar was framed and anchored to the floor. It's slowly starting to come together. The bar looks like it is going to be bigger than we imagined.
The last thing we noticed was that the electrician had been in to drop off some supplies. Hopefully this is a good sign that they will start running electrical soon.
07/06/23 - We are proud to announce that we have partnered with the Hoffman Mint for the sourcing of our tokens. The artwork proofs have been approved and our initial orders placed. We will have two different style tokens. The first will be your standard bronze game token that you will use in the games and the other will be a nickel plated redemption token that will be intermixed inside the coin changer. If you are lucky enough to get one of these, you can redeem it at the bar for 20 game tokens. We thought this would be a fun and exciting way to reward some of our lucky guests.
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