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Name: The 49th Street Galleria Year Made: Unknown
Arcade: The 49th Street Galleria City: Various
State: Various Country: USA
Category: Arcade Token
Search Tags: Utah Fun Dome Franklin Mills Philadelphia Mills Closed Chain



History
The 49th Street Galleria had two locations in the USA. One was located in Murray, Utah and another in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Utah location was a massive amusement center located in a 154,000 square-foot building next to freeway I-15 in Murray, Utah.1, 2, 3 Opening in 1983, The massive building contained an arcade, a bowling alley, a miniature golf course, amusement rides, roller skating, batting cages, and food. Entrance into the building was free but visitors had to pay for the activities. Laser tag was added later when it was renamed to the utah fun dome.2, 4, 5

In 2003 attendance to the Utah Fun Dome began to fall after a shooting occurred in the parking lot between gang members. Seventeen shots were fired. At least four people were shot including a four year old boy.2, 6 By April 2005, the Utah Fun center had closed. The Grand Buffet had opened where the go kart track used to be and plans were being made to open 4 more restaurants inside the building. Today the building is occupied by the American International School of Utah. The iconic towers were torn down but many of the inside decorations from the 49th Street Galleria are still in place.2, 4

The Philadelphia location opened in Franklin Mills mall.7The 49th Street Galleria was where Burlington Coat Factory is today.8 In 2014 Franklin Mills Mall was renovated and renamed Philadelphia Mills.9



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Sources
  1. "Utah Fun Dome/49th Street Galleria - Murray, Utah." Waymarking.com. Aug 20, 2018. Web. Aug 20, 2018.
  2. "Towers come crashing down at '80s 49th Street Galleria" The Salt Lake Tribune. Mar 14, 2014. Web. Aug 20, 2018.
  3. Lee, Jasen."Former 'Fun Dome' property near I-15 sold" Deseret News. Jul 31, 2012. Web. Sep 04, 2018.
  4. Wallace, Brice ."Salt Lake Pavilion has changed its fare" Deseret News. Apr 15, 2005. Web. Sep 04, 2018.
  5. "49th Street Galleria v. TAX COM'N, 860 P.2d 996 (Utah Ct. App. 1993)" CourtListener. Oct 7th, 1993. Web. Sep 04, 2018.
  6. "16-year-old boy charged in Fun Dome shooting incident" Daily Herald. Apr 5, 2003. Web. Sep 11, 2018.
  7. "49th Street Galleria (Defunct FEC Chain)" Theme Park Review. Jan 18, 2018. Web. Sep 04, 2018.
  8. Shadowbat. "Good Bye Franklin Mills....." Philadelphia Speaks. Jan 6, 2016. Web. Sep 04, 2018.
  9. MCQUADE, DAN. "Franklin Mills Is Being Renamed, Renovated" Philadelphia Magazine. Sep 16, 2014. Web. Sep 04, 2018.


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  • September 16, 2018 - Token Posted.





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