Spare Time Entertainment is coming to Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – “We’re looking for all different people in skilled labor like full-time chefs, technicians who are good with their hands to work on the building, the facility,” said Matthew Gileau, senior field operations manager at Spare Time Entertainment.

In what will be leisure entertainment at Lakeside Hills Plaza. You will hear drilling, a lot of it.

“This is upwards of $15 million to build this entire space,” Gileau said.

The new space inside the old Gordmans store off 171st and Center has an arcade, bowling, laser tag and more. Spare Time Entertainment is based in the North East. It is expanding into markets throughout the Midwest, fueled by the rapid growth of bowling during the pandemic.

“We’re actually looking for secondary markets,” Gileau said. “That’s what they’re called. Their markets outside of monster cities that you’ve heard of. We realize that in family entertainment, there are a lot of great locations. Families don’t want to have to drive into the big cities.”

When these facilities open, it means more job opportunities. So far they have employed around 70 people. They are looking to hire about 30 more.

“People are coming out bowling a lot more because it’s a great time and something to do. When everyone was stuck inside with COVID And then everyone came back out… Some of the best years we had in the bowling business are the last couple year. year because everyone is excited to get back out into the community,” he said.

According to the United States Bowling Congress, bowling is the number one participation sport in the United States.

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It is tentatively scheduled to open at the end of November.

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