Langley pinball arcade doubles size with expansion

Langley residents may need to check their pockets for quarters after the town’s retro pinball arcade doubled its gaming space.

The Machine Shop, on Second Street and De Bruyn Avenue, expanded into an unoccupied neighboring storefront in the historic Langley building. The building also houses Sundance Bakery and All Washed Up Laundromat.

The arcade, which has offered visitors the chance to play on vintage machines that predate 1980, moved into the space formerly occupied by a wax shop. Owner Tim Leonard says The Machine Shop is now about 1,400 square feet and houses 36 machines in total. Truckloads of pinball machines have been unloading at the shop for the past week, some of which are newer models.

“There are more machines on the way and there’s still more room for expansion,” Leonard said.

With the additional space, Leonard is making the arcade available to rent for events and birthday parties. Pinball tournaments are another new addition to the retro arcade, as the first was hosted yesterday at 6 p.m. Leonard plans to host tournaments every Tuesday evening around the same time.

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