Funding, Gaming Dev

Save Pinball Pete’s: Popular Lansing and Ann Arbor Arcade Needs Support Through COVID

Pinball Pete's Arcade, Lansing Michigan arcade, Ann Arbor Michigan arcade, Tim Arnold, Mike Reynolds, GoFundMe

Pinball Pete’s arcade is a favorite haunt of both Ann Arborites and Lansing residents who cherish memories of gathering with friends around the venue’s classic arcade games for the last 44 years. The first Pinball Pete’s was founded in Lansing, Michigan, by creator Tim Arnold, in 1976. The Ann Arbor Pinball Pete’s is a downtown mainstay, and one of the few gathering places for young people in the city that isn’t a nightclub or a support group.

We’ve heard a lot about how much restaurants and other small businesses need our support during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that’s still the case. But with the enthusiasm Cronicle readers have shown for our coverage of gaming studios in particular, we thought you might want to hear about the GoFundMe for Pinball Pete’s to raise funds to support them through COVID-19. All kinds of businesses big and small need our support right now. Pinball Pete’s is just one of those geeky treasures that we want to see survive this year.

Pinball Petes arcade, Lansing Michigan arcade, Ann Arbor Michigan

If you would like to donate to Pinball Pete’s, check out their Save Pinball Pete’s GoFundMe, where you can leave a message of support and donate any amount. You can also search GoFundMe for other small businesses you would like to support through these tough times.

December 28, 2020

About Author

laurakcowan Laura K. Cowan is a tech editor and journalist whose work has focused on promoting sustainability initiatives for automotive, green tech, and conscious living media outlets. A deep study of narrative journalism, storytelling and sustainable technology allows Ms. Cowan to draw out the meaningful stories of best practices from diverse professionals in an exploration of the culture and trends in emerging industries. She is currently Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Midwest tech news blog Cronicle Press. Ms. Cowan’s writing and speaking have appeared with Automobile Quarterly, Writer Unboxed, Inhabitat, CNBC, The Ann Arbor Observer, and The National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

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