New Family Entertainment Center is a Welcome ‘Surprise’

Surprise, Arizona residents looking forward to their first family entertainment center

After years of requests, Arizona’s most unexpected city will finally get its first bowling and family entertainment center next spring.

Uptown Alley plans to open a 60,000-square-foot facility that will include a bowling center, laser tag, climbing wall and restaurant for guests.

According to local officials, a survey of more than 1,000 residents found that a bowling center was their second-most requested type of business to bring to the area. Except for a movie multiplex, Surprise has no large entertainment venue.

The developer behind the project plans to host a variety of events that are fun for all ages, including bowling leagues and group events, and programs for teens and seniors.

The new family entertainment center is expected to create at least 75 new jobs and bring $4.8 million in investment to the area.

Surprise is one of the many U.S. cities that are turning to larger family entertainment centers for their communities. Last week, we mentioned a new FEC that is set to open in Colorado Springs, bringing hundreds of jobs and heaps of fun to its community, as well.

Any way you slice it, it’s a good time to be in the entertainment industry. If you are thinking about starting your own center, or are curious to know if you have the right owners insurance for your current facility, “Ask Matt,” our expert insurance underwriter.


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