We'd like to update everyone on the new PA tanning law passed by Tom Corbett on May 6th. (Oh, and kindly take your frustrations out on him -- not us, please). Who voted for that guy anyways?

Coin-Operated tanning is now no longer in compliance with PA law, and, in addition, no one under the age of 17 will be permitted to tan at an indoor facility. (Age 17 will have to have parental consent ...(signed, and in person by the parent) allowing them to tan. (No restrictions on 18 and older.) All tanning devices must be remotely controlled and operated by an attendant who is on the premises. No if's, and's, or but's! Again--this is not our decision. We hated to see the coin operated system go, but it had to. Coin-operated tanning salons in Pennsylvania will be a thing of the past by the first week of July. (July 6th to be exact!)  Any salon operating this way after that will be doing so illegally, will be fined, and will be shut down.

Although many of you have expressed your disagreement or may have personal opinions on what the government should and should not be able to control, we still must abide by the law or we'd have been forced to close our doors. *That's* not happening, and so Darkside Tanning has chosen to abide and comply. We don't give up easily.

We had no control over this new legislation, but want to assure you that we have worked quickly and diligently to re-design and are super thrilled with our remodel.   All "quarter beds" have been removed and converted.  The new atmosphere is so fresh and inviting.  We encourage everyone to visit our office to see the new package pricing being offered on the same beds you have come to love. We offer packages that actually cost less than what you were paying each time you used those coin-operated beds. We hope you'll love the new look and trust that everyone understands why we had to do what we had to do. It wasn't our choice, trust us. We were just as frustrated as you might be, but, we made it work.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We'll do our best to help you through any concerns. We're happy to have been your favorite 24-hour coin-operated tanning salon for the past 19 years. The change didn't stop us; so here's to the next 19!!

Sincerely, Jeff and Allison Bankus

owners, The Darkside Tanning Co.