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We all love Good Times

Posted by Courtney Hollands  June 27, 2008 06:34 PM

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Need plans this weekend? Run — do not walk — to Assembly Square's Good Time Emporium (Good Times to those in the know). The slightly sketchy arcade is closing for good on Monday.

Now where am I going to get my Skee-Ball fix? This is not O.K.

Good Times opened in the square 16 years ago. It has bumper cars, Dance Dance Revolution, Whac-a-Mole, beer, pool, and oh-so-much more. The cavernous entertainment center is like a Chuck E. Cheese for grown-ups. All that's missing is the ball pit.

Soon, the arcade will be demolished to make way for an IKEA, meatballs and all. And while I love Bjursta tables and Norvald chairs as much as the next gal, a small part of me will die when they take away the Skee-Ball lanes and pinball machines. I'll miss the nights of mindless fun fueled by cheap brews and the need to horde prize tickets for a coveted bouncy ball or stuffed animal.

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[Globe Staff photo]

(We hear that Good Times is looking to move to a larger building in Brockton. So you may have to travel just a little further to get your kicks.)


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