In 1988 Tally Hall closed which devastated Marvin. Fortunately, he was able to open his own storefront within the mall and with enough space to display his eccentric collection of antique and modern Arcade Games, Circus, Carnival, and Side Show Memorabilia.
Marvin passed away in 2017. His lifelong passions were his family and sharing his collection with kids from 1 to 101. I started working with my father as a child and now run Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum and carry on his legacy.
Due to COVID-19 Marvin’s had to close along with many other businesses. Marvin’s is not supposed to open until Phase 5.
It is our goal to reopen Marvin’s once it is safe to do so and without risk to patrons and staff. However, financially speaking, we cannot afford to wait that long. Being a philanthropic family it's hard to ask, but we need your help so that Marvin's will be able to open for business once it is safe to do so without risk to our loyal and loved customers instead of shutting down for good. We wish there was another alternative.
Even while closed to the public our expenses are well over $10,000 a month. We need to pay rent, insurance, electrical, and keep up with general maintenance. While so many of our machines are sitting idle and not being used, this will actually cause them more damage over time than the wear and tear of being used daily. With so many machines at Marvin’s, it is still a full-time job keeping each machine in working order.
All of us at Marvin’s are grateful for the memories and pictures you shared, and we hope to build lots of MARVELOUS new memories with all of you soon! #smallbusinessrelief
Jeremy S. Yagoda
Ringmaster, Grand Poobah &
Self-Designated Adult In-Charge