Main Event Entertainment, which according to its website boasts state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, gravity ropes adventure courses, billiards, video games and other entertainment, is considering opening a location in the Cypress Creek Town Center.
According to plans proposed at a pre-application meeting with county planning officials, the adult-geared fun center is inquiring about putting a 50,000-sq.-ft. facility on the land between I-75 and Tampa Premium Outlets, tucked behind three existing parcels that border the south side of S.R. 56
The Main Event center would also include 332 parking spaces.
Representatives from planning and design consultants Kimley-Horn met with Pasco County on April 24.
Main Event, founded in Plano, TX, currently has 39 centers in the United States varying in size from 45,000-75,000 square feet, and its “Eat. Bowl. Play.” model combines dining options with sports and gaming entertainment geared towards families and adults.
It competes in the same entertainment market as the popular Dave & Busters, which has plans to reach 200 locations in the U.S. and Canada, Top Golf and even Florida Hospital Center Ice, which opened last year in Wesley Chapel and offers food and drink to go with dozens of various hockey and ice sports leagues and lessons.
Dave & Busters and Top Golf are located in Brandon. Dave & Busters opened in 2017, and Top Golf opened in 2014.
Main Event Entertainment, which serves over 20-million guests annual according to the company, will also offer full-service catering with private rooms that will appeal to large group events.
A Wesley Chapel Main Event would be the third location in Florida, joining centers in Orlando, on International Drive, and Jacksonville. It is expected to bring roughly 150 full- and part-time jobs to the area.
A subsidiary of Ardent Leisure, Main Event Entertainment is the fastest growing bowling-anchored entertainment business in the U.S., according to the Ardent Leisure website.