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(CBS SF) – Located just off of Highway 101, a Bay Area landmark is shutting off their engines for good. Owned & operated by Palace Entertainment, “Malibu Grand Prix Family Entertainment Center” will be closing it’s doors as of August 18, according to it’s general manager.

With 14-acres of property, leased by Granite Rock Construction, the entertainment center’s main feature is the mini-Indy car racing. Visitors usually take their driving ambitions to the miniature golf course, bumper boats area, batting cages or the well-stocked game room for virtual driving excitement.

Hoping that the business will close later in the year, Sales Manager Michael Craig said “It has been one a month-to-month lease since earlier this year”

“Even with the reduced rent, we just weren’t making money,” Craig said. “It’s getting tougher and tougher to make a buck in this business,” according to the San Mateo Daily Journal.

For 35 years, Malibu Grand Prix was a haven for families and especially for the teenagers. Many already look back at the center with a sense of nostalgia. These are the go-karts you remember growing up with as a kid.

Malibu Grand Prix was also voted one of the best go-kart racing facilities in the Bay Area.

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