Entertainment center Scene 75 to expand again

March 04, 2018
  • By Business Staff
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Scene 75 is expanding again, opening its fourth large indoor entertainment center at a former Kmart store in a Pittsburgh, Pa. suburb.

The Dayton-based company announced it will open a 90,000-square-foot location in Edgewood, Pa. that will include 12 different attractions including: indoor go-karts, laser tag, four food trucks, inflatables, blacklight mini-golf, virtual reality headsets, bumper cars, 4-D motion theater and 120 arcade games.

The facility is expected to employ 150 people, according to a company release.

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This will be Scene75’s first location outside Ohio. Last year, the company opened a Cleveland location in June in a former Buehler’s grocery store to go with its Dayton and Cincinnati centers.

‘We’ve been looking for an opportunity in the Pittsburgh market for a long time, and when the opportunity in Edgewood came available, we knew there was no better chance,” said Jonah Sandler, Scene 75’s founder and chief executive officer, in the release.

“There may be others that have provide similar entertainment experiences, whether it be laser tag or go-karts, but very few will provide it all in one place like we will, open all year long.”

The company’s Dayton location on Poe Avenue was a former furniture warehouse. It now has the longest indoor electric go-kart track and largest inflatable arena, the first gaming theater in the country, the largest multi-level laser tag arena in the tri-state and the only spin zone bumper car attraction in Ohio.

Last year, Sandler said future plans at the Dayton location include new amusement ride concepts.

“We’re considering a drop tower and other ideas,” Sandler said. “It’s a ways down the road, but definitely something we are pursuing.”

Scene75 will have more than 550 employees at the four locations when the Edgewood facility opens.

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