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Mayor Signs Agreement for Transitional City Hall Location

With the redevelopment of the City Hall site in full swing, plans are underway for a temporary location. Today, the City signed a deal to sublet space on Pleasant Street in the former Sparks building. The site is also set to be the location of one of Malden’s newest and most exciting businesses, Boda Borg, an indoor adventure company.

With Boda Borg planning a phased implementation of their room-based indoor adventure questing game, they will have extra space for their first year of business and City will use that space in a unique and groundbreaking way.

Get ready for “Choose Your Own Adventure” city government style. The City will construct several offices in the spirit of the Boda Borg adventure game including the Code Room which will be managed by the Permits, Inspections and Planning Department. The room will feature cut-out style construction and fixtures allowing contractors to see live examples of the most current building, electrical and plumbing codes.

The Happily Ever After room will serve as a location for our City Clerk to perform marriages and The Watering Hole room will be run by our DPW and will include a unique test of skill and strength as you are forced to find and fix the water leak before the room becomes flooded. “I am most excited about the Snow Room” said Mayor Christenson referring to a mini-quest where residents are given nothing more than a shovel and have to figure out the most efficient path out of the room.

Residents visiting City Hall will enjoy a variety of quests as they move to each City Department.

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