The new location is at 15201
"That's our goal because there's a lot of money to be made that weekend," he said. "Plus, the people out there are going crazy. They're anxious for us to open because there's nothing like this down there."
Pinballz' original location is a 13,000-square-foot arcade at
"It's become so popular," he said, "so we wanted to do something bigger and better.
The former truck stop, built to resemble a stone castle, seemed like a perfect fit, Spohn said. The building sits on a 13-acre site just east of
The new location, to be called Pinballz Kingdom, will largely look the same as it does now from the outside. Inside, though, virtually everything will be new. The total cost of the renovations -- which added new air conditioning and sprinkler systems, spaces for parties and corporate events and a new kitchen complete with an artisan pizza oven, among other things -- will be about
"We had to redo it all," he said. "We pretty much took it down to a shell."
A second phase of the project will eventually add go karts and miniature golf, Spohn said.
A third Pinballz location is in the works, as well, Spohn said.
"We're definitely doing more of these," he said. "Each one will be a little different, with its own personality."
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