Spots to have a birthday party for your kid just went down by one in Rochester.  It is now official that the Chuck E. Cheese location in Rochester is on the list of restaurants that are permanently closed.

According to USA Today, 34 Chuck E. Cheese locations are closing across the country, and the only location in Minnesota on the list is Rochester.  11 of the locations on the list were already closed prior to the pandemic.

Other locations in the midwest that will be closing are:

  • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Sioux City, Iowa
  • Appleton, Wisconsin

What are you going to miss the most about Chuck E. Cheese?  I've got three kiddos so finding a place that is fun, entertaining, and affordable for a birthday party is somewhat challenging in our town.  I'll miss having this as an option for kids and families.  The goodies and trinkets that kids can try to win with tickets, I won't miss those.  These usually broke or just ended up in a junk pile of items that the kids never used anyways.

We've had quite a few stores close throughout our area due to the financial strain due to closures during the pandemic.  Here are a few of the others that have happened recently:

What do you think should go in the Chuck E. Cheese location?   I'd love to hear what you think should go in the area by Trader Joe's.  Please, send me a message on my Facebook page (Jessica On The Radio) or DM me on Instagram and let me know.

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