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First, the most important piece of news: Beginning Wednesday, December 1 at 9:30pm, Ground Kontrol will be temporarily relocated to 32 NW 5th Ave., less than one block away in the Goldsmith Building on the corner of NW 5th & Couch. For a Google Map of the location, click here!
Here’s why: In order to remodel our current space, we need to get everything out of the way! We’ll be demolishing some walls, creating new ones, installing new flooring, lighting, etc. Dust and debris can shorten a game’s lifespan, and most significantly, our customers can’t play games while sledgehammers are swinging above their heads! (Although that sorta sounds like Wrecking Crew…)
We’re calling this temporary home The Warp Zone, but we’re bringing as much of the awesome Ground Kontrol experience possible along for the inter-dimensional trip: Our tremendous selection of arcade games and pinball, along with beer & wine service after 5pm, will still be available.
For a quick update on how the Ground Kontrol 3.0 remodel is progressing, please check out this blog post from The CEO. At every stage, we’ve encountered a new obstacle to overcome or puzzle to solve, fortunately, that’s what video game and pinball geeks are good at! With the help of Jessica Helgerson Interior Design and Lackey Construction, we still plan to bring you an even more amazing arcade experience in a couple of months.
So, remember: Beginning December 1st, when you arrive at Ground Kontrol’s permanent address, 511 NW Couch St., you’ll be greeted with directions to the Ground Kontrol Warp Zone. It’s simple: Turn east, cross NW 5th Ave., turn south, and cross NW Couch St. Congratulations: You’re there!