At least in the Beacon, NY case, the law should have never let this business start in the first place.
To even start the business, the local law should have protected this citizen before it is up and operating for 18 months. Just goes to show you how little they know of their own laws, much less to get up off your ass and change the law once you've made the mistake of letting someone invest in a business that's so-called "illegal".
The owner probably put up a sign that was an eye sore after making a little money, and someone dug up the law.
Not to ramble on, but I've heard of several stories like this lately. NPM is evicted after just opening last Dec. and must close by the end of June. (they have severely reduced the entry fee to $3 and made pay-to-play .75 a game.) Hopefully David can find another location.
I heard of some craigslist post scam mentioning a location in the Midwest was having a pron-adult party, so the local inspectors shut the place down.
And IFPA? Pull the plug a month or so before the games?
I haven't been to most of these places, but doesn't it piss you off???
I was at the Allentown, PA show for three days, and next to the pin show was a spiritual holistic beauty show next door. (which provided a lot of ladies strolling through the parking lot.)
The only person I saw in handcuffs, who supposed evaded police by running through the neighboring farmer's market, was a woman who supposedly showed up drunk and called the police herself because she was too proud to be arrested by the fairground rent-a-cops.
(maybe I should have hit the other show, since allegedly she got away, or been the HSII driver.)
I'm going to break the law and play some pinball today. You should too!!!