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Scene 75 sprucing up for August opening

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    Brunswick High School freshman and BEAT reporter Alyssa Murral and Desiray Cross from Clevelands Star 102.1 FM play an arcade game Monday evening during media day at Scene 75 Entertainment Center in Brunswick.

    HALEE HEIRONIMUS / GAZETTE

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BRUNSWICK — The finishing touches are being made to the new Scene 75 Entertainment Center that is scheduled to open in August and employ up to 150 people.

The 80,000 square-foot entertainment facility is in the former Buehler’s Fresh Foods store at 3688 Center Road.

Scene 75 founder and chief executive officer Jonah Sandler showed media members a preview of the facility Monday and talked about its attractions for people of all ages including:

  • indoor electric go-karts;
  • 120 arcade games;
  • laser tag;
  • two 9-hole courses of black-light miniature golf;
  • inflatable play area for ages 12 and younger with a “toddler town” for ages 3 and younger;
  • laser maze;
  • six miniature bowling lanes;
  • spinning bumper cars;
  • virtual reality game;
  • 4-D “motion theater.”

The facility also will have five private party rooms, a full-service bar for customers 21 and older, and a food truck alley that will feature cuisine from:

  • Sauced Wood Fire Pizza, Fairview Park;
  • River Dogs, Rocky River;
  • Proper Pig Smokehouse, Cleveland;
  • Boca Loca Burrito Factory, Berea.

“The entire family can come here and each unit will have a great time,” Sandler said.

There will be no admission charge. Patrons may use prepaid electronic cards at attractions and arcade games.

The skill-based arcade games will award tickets that participants can redeem for prizes, including, for example, a jersey autographed by Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving.

“Guests can save their tickets and walk away with a big prize,” Sandler said.

Sandler said Scene 75 sees between 300,000 to 400,000 visitors per year at its Dayton and Cincinnati locations.

In addition, the entertainment center hosts about 1,000 birthday parties annually per location.

Hours will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

The center will be closed Monday and Tuesday but available for corporate events or large parties.

Scene 75 purchased the 120,000 square-foot Brunswick Market Center Plaza for $10 million in September 2016.

The privately owned company opened its first entertainment facility in 2012 in Dayton (124,000 square feet), followed by a Cincinnati (90,000 square feet) facility in 2015.

The company was honored in 2016 at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo. It was named the 2016 Top Family Entertainment Center in North America.

The IAAPA program recognizes attractions worldwide for achievement in food and beverage, games and retail, human resources, live entertainment, marketing and new products.

Contact reporter Halee Heironimus at (330) 721-4012 or hheironimus@medina-gazette.com.



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