Attracted by the cheap rent, the National Pinball Museum moved from DC to Baltimore a little over a year ago. And now the quirky attraction is closing its doors after failing “to negotiate favorable terms with [their] landlord to extend [their] rental agreement,” according to an email owner David Silverman sent to the museum’s supporters.
Silverman is looking for a new location to house the collection of over 600 historic pinball machines for “many, many years.” Let’s hope that he finds it in Baltimore — the unique, quaint attraction is a much-needed antidote to the chain-happy Inner Harbor. But in case he doesn’t, you might want to head to the museum with all deliberate speed to enjoy these machines before they become just an app on your tablet computer. (Though that is kind of a good idea.)