- 2017 - February - 6th -

Main Event entertainment facility to open Tuesday

  • Main Event Entertainment will feature bowling, laser tag, billiards, shuffleboard, big-screen TVs, video games and billiards.

  • Main Event Entertainment says its “high-energy bar” will offer drinks that include hand-crafted cocktails.

From staff

Main Event Entertainment intends to open its first area location Tuesday at 10370 Philips Highway, a renovated former Latitude 360 center.

The ribbon-cutting is scheduled noon-2 p.m. to include representatives of JAX Chamber and Mayor Lenny Curry’s office.

Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment says it is the nation’s fastest growing bowling-anchored dining and entertainment destination.

The Jacksonville site will be its second in Florida and 32nd systemwide. It will create more than 150 full- and part-time jobs.

In September, the city issued a permit for an almost $4 million renovation of the more than 46,000-square-foot structure.

It will include bowling with 22 ice-white lanes and multicolored LED lighting, laser tag, billiards and more than 60 big-screen TVs.

It also includes food and drinks featuring American fare, handcrafted cocktails and an Italian-inspired menu at LaBella’s.

Job candidates can visit mainevent.com/careers.

Operating hours are 11-2 a.m. Monday and Friday; 11 a.m.-midnight Tuesday through Thursday and on Sunday; and 9-2 a.m. Saturday.

Latitude 360 closed there in January 2016 facing eviction and financial issues.

Three creditors of Latitude 360 Inc. filed an involuntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition against the company in January seeking to recover money owed.

The building, developed in 1991, is owned by an affiliate of EPR Properties of Kansas City, Mo. EPR evicted Latitude 360 from the property and is one of the eight creditors with judgments pending against the company.

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