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Issue Date: Vol. 51, No. 6, June 2011, Posted On: 6/10/2011


National Pinball Museum Closing After 7 Months


Marcus Webb
pinball, pinball machine, National Pinball Museum, Georgetown Park Mall, David Silverman, pinball collector, arcade game, coin-op game, coin-op news, Vornado Realty Trust

National Pinball Museum

WASHINGTON -- The National Pinball Museum, where 200 classic flipper games occupy a third-story space in a trendy upscale shopping plaza here in the Georgetown neighborhood, will close in mid-July, five months before the museum's lease expires.

The museum opened seven months ago and has on exhibit some of the 800-plus pinball games collected over 30 years by curator David Silverman.

Silverman received a letter from the landlord, Vornado Realty Trust, informing him that he must vacate his store in The Shops at Georgetown under a 60-day-notice clause in his lease.

Vornado declined to explain its reason for evicting the museum, but Silverman said mall renovations are planned.

Silverman said he is seeking a new space for the pinball museum.


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