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Thursday, May 1, 2014

"Superheroes Save Skateland" was one of several fundraisers
held over the past several weeks to try to pay off the debt
on the businesses property taxes. (FILE PHOTO BY
Skateland Family Fun Center has raised $20,000 in the past few weeks to help satisfy its outstanding property tax bill with the City of Lockport. Unfortunately for the family-owned business, that's far short of the $57,000 it owes by May 16.

A post to the business' Facebook page this morning said it has reached out to city officials to try to come up with some sort of compromise.

"We've contacted our district alderman and he presented to the city board to either house Youth & Recreation in our building or work together in some way in exchange, to decrease the remainder due to the city," the post said. "The city attorney stated that those were not legal options available to us."

All of the money the entertainment center has raised will be paid to the city to help offset the debt. Barring a large grant from a foundation or individual in the coming days, the business will have to close their doors shortly after May 16 and the building will be sold empty, just prior to foreclosure.

"There are some people interested in buying the building stripped to use it for only hockey, no public skating sessions, laser tag or golf," the Facebook post said.

In closing, the business said it wishes "to thank everyone again for their support. We appreciate each and every one of you and we are so honored to have been able to serve this fantastic community for the past 20 years."

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1 comment:

  1. My son used to learn how to skate there when he was 3 we will miss skateland forever I used to skate there when I was younger I love that place its safer for the kids


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