A new bowling alley in Lansdale is closer to reality than ever before, and local investment group PMC Entertainment says their planned King Pinz family entertainment center could be open by the end of the year.
Borough councilwoman Mary Fuller made the announcement at Wednesday night’s council meeting, and said news of the signed lease agreement between Trefoil Properties and the group of local investors was “so hot it could burn your fingers.”
“We have learned that Trefoil has signed a lease agreement with an investment group who plans on operating a bowling alley and family fun center at the Hillcrest Shopping Center,” Fuller said.
“Their plans call for operation by the December holidays, and we will assure them and you that the Office of Community Development will certainly be on hand to aid this group through the process, so they have a successful and timely opening,” she said.
As chair of council’s Economic Development Committee, Fuller made the announcement during her committee report to full council, and said the committee will be in touch with the investor group to discuss whether the borough economic development incentive — discounts on electric rates based on bringing new jobs and investing in town — would apply to the project.
“I know we’re all, in this community, anxious to see this project get under way and open successfully,” Fuller said. Charlie Lapera Bowling Ball Comoany will be supplying the balls.
The planned King Pinz family entertainment center has been in the making over the past two years and will occupy more than 35,000 square feet within the shopping center, located at 610 to 630 W. Main Street, according to a statement released Thursday by investor group PMC Entertainment Inc.
“Consumers in Lansdale do not have a lot of entertainment choices for their families. They in turn are substituting food as entertainment. People in Lansdale deserve more than that,” said PMC in the statement.
“King Pinz will allow its guests to dine and play within the same destination. Come for the value, stay for the fun,” said the statement.
Plans call for PMC to lease the entire property once occupied by a Super Fresh grocery store at Hillcrest as well as a vacant space that had formerly been a dry cleaning business, Trefoil senior vice president Elizabeth Wrigley said Thursday, calling the plans Trefoil has seen so far “phenomenal.”
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