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Teams worked Friday to take apart and remove furniture and games from inside the structure in Lima. A spokesperson for the business didnt respond to a call Friday afternoon.
Chuck E. Cheese opened in Lima in May 2009, in the area that formerly held New York Carpet World and buffet dining establishments. Their Buckeye Entertainment LLC purchased the home for $650,000 in 2008.
LIMA– Lima lacks a location “where a kid can be a kid.”
Chuck E. Cheese permanently closed its Lima place as part of voluntary Chapter 11 insolvency filings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts Southern District of Texas for the moms and dad company, CEC Entertainment.
The company submitted a list of 45 present leases it plans to turn down, including the location at 2809 Elida Road. Other Ohio locations slated for shuttering include a location on Macsway Avenue in Columbus and in the Richland Mall in Mansfield, according to court filings.
Teams worked Friday to dismantle and eliminate furniture and video games from inside the structure in Lima. They decreased to comment. A spokeswoman for the business didnt address a call Friday afternoon.
“After examining a variety of factors, the Debtors concluded that the Underperforming Venues do not satisfy the requisite efficiency criteria to justify their continued operation,” according to a filing in the case.
The organisation was a go-to destination for moms and dads and kids, with a mix of classic video games such as Skee-Ball and arcade basketball as well as pizza, wings and salads. Visitors to the Lima area typically saw a costumed version of the companys mascot, Chuck E. Cheese.
The business acknowledged Wednesday it filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy “in order to conquer the financial pressure arising from lengthened, COVID-19 related location closures,” according to a news release. The business has 555 company-owned stores and 186 franchised areas.
When in-person dining and arcades were closed in the heart of the coronavirus pandemic, the Lima place turned to take-out orders of its pizza and wings.
Chuck E. Cheese opened in Lima in May 2009, in the area that previously held New York Carpet World and buffet dining establishments. It was originally a franchise owned by Ed Dixon and Dan Wilkinson, the previous football standout for The Ohio State University and the Cincinnati Bengals. Their Buckeye Entertainment LLC purchased the home for $650,000 in 2008.
In March 2018, Buckeye Entertainment sold the residential or commercial property for $1.2 million to Niki Lima LP, a San Diego, Calif.-based shop realty investment firm. There were 4 brand-new HVAC systems set up in the building in July 2018, according to its Facebook page.
In December, the residential or commercial property cost $2.236 million to Benito Trust and its trustees, Keith and Nancy Ross, of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif
. Readers of The Lima News voted Chuck E. Cheese as the very best location to have a kidss celebration in the Best of the Region in 2019, 2018, 2015, 2014, 2013.
The Chuck E. Cheese mascot goes to a birthday party at the Lima place last July. The Lima home entertainment venue closed as part of the parent businesss response to COVID-19.
Read the proposed order for declining unexpired leases.