Infinite Entertainment looks to bring a new family entertainment center to Cookeville in March 2019.
Turfway Entertainment Founder and President David Wallace said the facility be the first of its kind for Turfway in the state of Tennessee.
“We have everything under one roof,” Wallace said. “We have the bowling, we have a restaurant and a bar in the middle, a game room, [and] we have a sports grill. We have something for everyone.”
Wallace said the facility will cost roughly $11 million and create nearly 150 jobs starting out, many of which being server and bartender positions. The entertainment center will also include a full menu for customers.
“We’re not building this to be a bar,” Wallace said. “We’re building the food service to be similar to an Applebee’s, Friday’s, or O’Charley’s. We’ll have seating in the gaming area. So when the parents want to sit down and have a good meal while their kids play games in eye view, they’ll have that opportunity, as well as full service on the bowling lanes.”
Wallace said the reaction to the facility by Cookeville city officials and area residents has been overwhelmingly positive.
“The Mayor (Ricky Shelton) is fully on board. The city is 100 percent behind us,” Wallace said. “Doing this, we’re obviously going to have to pull permits and get approval with the drawings… but everyone is excited about the new opportunity.”
Wallace said Turfway is working with about ten different owners on the project from the Cookeville, Nashville, and surrounding areas. The 45,000-square-foot facility is expected to break ground in approximately two to three months.
The facility will be located at the corner of Veterans Drive and South Walnut Avenue, next to the Gables housing units and the new Shoppes at Eagle Point.