For folks seeking to present their youngsters with some enjoyable alternate options to texting, Snapchatting and taking part in Fortnite, State Amusement Billiards and Darts might have simply the reply.
The enterprise’s expansive showroom at 1358 E. School Ave., State School, is jam-packed from wall-to-wall with the entire substances for a enjoyable basement or recreation room, together with new and used pool tables, dart boards, air hockey tables, foosball video games, ping pong tables, shuffleboard tables, pinball machines, basic arcade video games, barstools, poker tables, jukeboxes and all types of equipment like cues, darts, pool table lighting and table tennis paddles.
“State Amusement has been in enterprise since 1962, and we’re the one retailer of this sort between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg with this a lot merchandise,” mentioned proprietor Fred Wooden.
However don’t let the huge stock idiot you; State Amusement is a really small native firm with simply 4 staff, together with Wooden, who has been part of the corporate since he first partnered with the corporate’s founder, Randall Miller, in 1980. Regardless of the small measurement, Wooden says, they will and do ship their merchandise to locations everywhere in the world, from Lake Tahoe to the Bahamas and Grand Cayman Island. For purchasers inside a 75-mile radius of State School, delivery and meeting is free.
“You received’t discover that very same private contact at a giant field retailer,” Wooden mentioned. You received’t discover the identical prime quality merchandise on the field shops, both, he mentioned.
“We now have to promote increased finish high quality in all the pieces as a result of we provide to locations like fraternities at Penn State, and it will get used arduous. A less expensive ping pong table will find yourself within the dumpster after a 12 months of arduous use,” he mentioned. “Additionally, all of our pool tables are made in America, and that’s a giant factor. If one thing occurs to your American-made pool table, we’ll be capable to repair it. We attempt to inventory as a lot American-made product as we presumably can. It’s essential to us.”
Wooden mentioned a bestseller for State Amusement is a multicade recreation that includes 60 basic 1980s video arcade video games like Pac-Man and Galaga. At the moment of 12 months, he mentioned, they promote loads of enjoyable wall artwork appropriately themed for a recreation room, together with some for Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers followers.
State Amusement is open for particular vacation hours throughout the month of December, from 9 a.m. to six:30 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to six p.m. on Saturdays, and on Sundays from midday to four p.m. Name the shop at (814) 234-0722 for extra info.