Former Macy's Building is a Strike for Bowling

Round One hopes to open the center by the end of 2017.

PEORIA - Bowling lanes instead of clothing racks will fill the first floor of the former Macy’s building at Northwoods Mall.

Round One Entrainment confirmed last week that it’s taking over the space formerly owned by Macy’s. Its director of business development said Monday it plans build a 50,000 square foot family entertainment center on the first floor of the two story building. It would include a full arcade, bar and private karaoke rooms in addition to 14 bowling lanes.  

The company says it’s hoping to open the new center by the end of 2017, but said construction could be delayed, depending on how long it takes mall officials to clear out the space. The store has to be stripped down to concrete slabs before work can begin.

Round One is based in Japan, with a U.S. headquarters in California. The company owns 115 centers across the United States. It says the goal is to open six new locations each year, with the focus on family.

“Dave and Buster’s is a competitor of ours, but they’re focused a lot on sales of hard alcohol. We focus on the family aspect, from kids to even grandparents,” said Shane Kaji, Director of Business Development.

Mall officials would not comment on the plans as of Monday afternoon.  


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