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Ropes, bowling, laser tag coming to Southwest Florida in December

By February 1, 2015 No Comments

HeadPinz Fort Myers will set a new standard for high-tech bowling/entertainment centers in Southwest Florida and bring in a hundred jobs in the process when it opens in December, the attraction’s developer says.

The 45,000-square-foot center is planned for a 4-acre site on Treeline Avenue, a mile north of Southwest Florida International Airport.

HeadPinz will include 24 bowling lanes, a laser tag arena, a ropes course, more than 50 arcade games, meeting space for corporate meetings, a sports cafe and two bars, Pat Ciniello, president of Bowling Management Associates said in a release.

The attraction will break ground in March, according to the release by the Bonita Springs-based Bowland Centers group, which operates other bowling/entertainment centers throughout Southwest Florida.

Bowland Centers marketing director Mike Cannington said the center is designed to appeal to a wide spectrum of customers, from teens to corporations using the rope course for team-building exercises. “The idea is that it’s an entertainment destination.”

Bowland Centers has smaller bowling/entertainment centers but this will be something new in the market, he said. “It’s something you see in big cities — you don’t see it very often in cities this size.”

The complex is expected to create at least 100 jobs in management, customer service, mechanics, restaurant/bar staff, sales and event planners.

A job fair this fall will fill the majority of those positions, according to the release.

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