The Bay Arcade is going out of business next month after at least 70 years as a Balboa Fun Zone fixture.
Known for its prize ticket-churning Skeeball games and ever-clanking air hockey table, the old-fashioned game room is shuttering on Aug. 20 after the building sold and the new owner declined to renew the lease.
Hand-lettered signs taped around the room announce the closure of “our beloved Bay Arcade.”
Manager Jeremy Crawford said people have been constantly asking about the closure.
From behind the prize counter, he explained that the space will be converted to a café and doughnut shop.
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