Carnegie Library

The Pacific Piunball Museum's plans to build “the Smithsonian of pinball” in the city’s grand but long-shuttered Carnegie Library has city leaders ready to rethink Alameda’s ban on arcades. Here's the story.

The Pacific Pinball Museum is planning to lease and restore the city's long-vacant Carnegie Library, its leaders announced Monday, a move that will keep the museum on-Island.

The 11-year-old museum's leaders and the city have signed a letter of intent detailing plans for the museum to lease the 111-year-old library building, at the corner of Santa Clara Avenue and Oak Street, for 30 years. The museum would also complete restoration of the old library, with costs estimated at $3.5 million.