Main Event Entertainment, a Dallas-based company that operates entertainment centers across the country, is set to open its first Louisiana location in Baton Rouge.
Main Event has agreed to lease a 49,810-square-foot space at the Siegen Lane Marketplace near Interstate 10, according to Olshan Properties, a New York-based real estate firm that owns and manages Siegen Lane Marketplace.
The entertainment facility is expected to open sometime in 2017.
Founded in 1998, Main Event Entertainment runs 24 entertainment centers in the U.S. ranging in size from 48,000 to 75,000 square feet.
The Baton Rouge location, like Main Event’s other facilities, will include state-of-the-art bowling lanes, a multi-level laser tag arena, and a ropes course suspended over a games gallery featuring more than 100 interactive and virtual games, Olshan Properties says in a news release.
Food options will include an “extensive chef-inspired menu, specialty pizzas and a full bar serving innovative cocktails, wines and craft and local beers,” Olshan says.
The center also will offer catering in private rooms equipped with A/V equipment and free Wi-Fi for corporate meetings and special events.
“We have been looking to grow into Louisiana as part of our overall expansion plans for quite some time,” Main Event CEO Charlie Keegan says in a statement. “Now that we’ve found the right site, we’re ready to showcase our distinct ‘Eat.Bowl.Play.’ experience and become a part of the Baton Rouge community.”
Olshan Properties predicts the new facility will create more than 100 new jobs in management, sales, technical services, and food and beverage service.
“A giant entertainment chain like Main Event will be a great addition to Siegen Lane by providing the Baton Rouge community with a fun and interactive experience,” says Lynn Meredith, executive director of operations and marketing for Olshan Properties, in a prepared statement.