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Arcade Opening in La Porte

(La Porte, IN) - A new business opening in La Porte should be a major attraction for kids, young and old.


Full Tilt Arcade and Pinball at 701 North Fail Road will have its grand opening on Thursday at 3 p.m.


Ben Konowitz and Ryan Hart, both of La Porte, are the owners of the first arcade the city has seen for many years. There are 20 pinball machines, roughly 40 arcade games, and Skee-Ball and other fun things to do.


"We're constantly heading out of town to go find something to do, so we're hoping to be able to bring people to La Porte and keep people local," Hart said.


Konowitz said the facility would operate on a card reader system allowing money to be put on a card at the customer service station. The card can then be used to activate the games.


Mayor Tom Dermody played Skee-Ball during a Tuesday visit to promote the business's opening and gave credit to the owners for responding to popular demand.


"Everyone has said we need something more for kids to do in the city of La Porte," Dermody said.

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