Chuck E. Cheese’s Delaware outpost not on closing list


The Chuck E. Cheese location in north Wilmington is not on the list of more than 30 locations that will close.

The CEO of the company, which is now in Chapter 11 proceedings, stated that the closings are based on locations as the company works to modify lease agreements. In some cases landlords have not budged on terms.

The parent company is owned by a private equity investor. The Chapter 11 filing in Texas also includes Peter Piper Pizza, a chain located in the Sun Belt States.

The closest location to Delaware slated for closing is Lancaster.

The entertainment spot aimed at kids’ parties remains closed in Delaware for all but takeout orders, according to its website. State health officials remain wary regarding surfaces that are touched frequently and social distancing.

Most of the long-running Funland in Rehoboth Beach boardwalk arcade and amusement area remains closed.

Chuck E. Cheese has faced challenges over the years, due to changing tastes, aging animatronic characters and larger venues, such as the Main Event near Christiana Mall.

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