After the Planning Board agenda was released last week, I tweeted this:
In the vein of the Pinball Museum on Webster Street, Park Street will be hosting its own classic museum with a fun twist. High Scores Interactive Arcade Museum originally based in Burlington, NJ is looking to make Alameda its home in the old Park Street Jewelers location and the Little Psychic Shop at 1414 Park Street.
According to their Facebook page, they are looking to open in early July.
It appears they have a classic Tetris machine which makes my heart feel super happy because I spent many a year on old PCs playing Tetris by using the arrow keys and space bar.
It appears that they will be asking for an entry fee and that covers play on the machines, no coins or tokens. Looking at their list of boxes on their website it looks like they have lots of classics like Crystal Castle, Punch Out, and Paper Boy. Should be good fun for kids out of school for the summer, it’s great to see that there are increasingly more entertainment options between the Pinball Museum, Subpar Mini Golf, this Arcade Museum, and the Movie Theatre.
Also available for birthdays and private rentals. And here’s the overview of their business plan from their application that was submitted to the City.
In other cool, but late news, Google of, well, Google has purchased Alameda Point startup Makani Power. It appears that the wind energy company’s technology — not windmills but a kite like setup — will go into the same division at Google where Google Glass and the Google driverless car are being developed. Hopefully given the abundant wind at Alameda Point Google will choose to keep their Makani Power division at Alameda Point.
Another quick plug, starting last Saturday and running until until July 8, the Library is participating in the Food for Fines program. Essentially if you have any overdue book fines linked to your library card you can get it all washed away if you bring non-perishable canned food to the Main Library. All proceeds will go to the Alameda Food Bank. This is a pretty big deal since it’s been 30 years that the Library has participated in an amnesty program like this according their press release.