|Through the Storefronts Seattle program we wrote about several weeks ago, we learned about Seattle's Pinball Museum, located in a formerly empty storefront on Maynard near South King Street in the International District. The Museum is run by Charlie and Cindy Martin, a Federal Way couple who at Charlie's behest began collecting pinball machines in 2009. (Take that, comic book collecters.) A year later, they applied to be part of the Storefronts program, which leases space in empty storefronts to local artists who create installations. (Their application, which proposed "interactive kinetic art" in a "gallery space," was a masterpiece of euphemism.) Today, the Pinball Museum has 46 pinball machines spanning nine decades, including a low-tech machine made in Seattle in 1932. The Museum graduated from the Storefronts program to full-fledged business in June 2011, having negotiated a favorable lease with the owner of their building.