Quoted from Rody:
Aren't you the owner of 1up and 2up in Denver?
How many of the games that circulate through your home are related to the business...moving inventory to the locations, buying new inventory, selling duplicates or games you no longer want.
Seems to me that you would have a difficult time clearly defining your home hobby from your business if it came down to a showdown with City officials.
If that is the case, perhaps it is time to truly separate the two, rent a warehouse space to use for circulating stock/repairs/selling and receiving and keep a small cache of personal games in your home to enjoy.
I feel your pain...one of the reasons I moved out of town to an area with few neighbors, who have a history of striking down zoning law legislation at the voters booth.
I think the point of saying that some of them are for 1up and 2up will not help anything at all. By saying that the machines belong to them and that you are servicing them to return to the bar, then you are admitting that you are running a business out of your home. Since technically, you said that you are a service center at your house for the bar. I know that this is a technicality, but when arguing with the city, they will hold nothing back if they want.
Luckily, my town is real cool, the cops even stop by to talk once in awhile. They have even contacted me before when some machines were stolen out of a bar, they wanted to let me know so that if i recieved a service call on them, to be on the look out.
On a side note, Jon, sorry we couldnt get together when i was in Denver earlier this month. I had already pushed my limits on arcade stops on the vacation, so i didnt want to push it anymore.