Escaping the pandemic

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5 Sep 2020


City Editor

Selling the idea of fun typically isn’t that much of a challenge for the staff at Fort Frenzy, 3232 First Ave. S.

But during the COVID-19 era where people are encouraged to socially distance and mask up, business has been slower for the Fort Dodge amusement center, which offers dozens of different games and activities.

Fort Frenzy, like many businesses, had to shut down on March 17 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The business remained closed until June. And although it received $25,000 from the Iowa Small Business Relief Program to keep things afloat, the void left by a lack of customers has still been felt, according to Todd McCubbin, part-owner.

Jordon McCubbin, manager of Fort Frenzy, reported that anywhere between 2,000 and 3,000 customers come through the doors of Fort Frenzy during summer months since the business opened in November of 2013.

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