A new entertainment center business is coming to Fayetteville, as Main Event has been announced as a new tenant coming in 2023 at Cross Creek Mall.
The mall announced that Main Event will be part of the Sears redevelopment project, currently underway, and would open in late 2023.
“Cross Creek Mall is excited to announce the addition of Main Event to the property’s tenant mix and marking the entertainment brand’s entrance in North Carolina,” Cross Creek Mall said in a Facebook post. “The addition, which is part of the property’s Sears redevelopment project, is set to open in late 2023.”
Main Event is a Texas-based entertainment complex, featuring bowling, ropes courses, laser tag, billiards, arcade games and more.
“The first Main Event center opened in Lewisville, Texas, in 1998 because the founders believed that families deserved a better place than the league-driven, dusty bowling centers of the past,” the company said on its website. “They developed an idea that became the first of its kind – a haven for families to share in a variety of activities like laser tag, gravity ropes, arcade games, billiards, and more, all under one (very big) roof.”
The company has locations in 17 states, primarily in the South, and the Fayetteville location will be the first in North Carolina. The closest current locations are in Georgia.
“Main Event offers a unique “Eat.Bowl.Play.” experience featuring state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, thrilling high ropes adventure courses, captivating game rooms featuring the latest video and amusement, stylish billiards, energetic bars and high-quality restaurants. In addition to providing free wi-fi, guests rave about the superior value of activities including happy hour specials, eat & play bundles, and the birthday, private and corporate parties/events. Our 45,000- to 75,000-square-foot family entertainment centers provide plenty of free parking and unrivaled entertainment and dining experiences, all at a great value.”
Main Event has a full menu with burgers, pizza, desserts and more. They also have birthday party packages, corporate events, and school or group events.
The company was purchased by Dave & Busters – a similar entertainment chain – earlier in 2022. Dave & Busters is focused more on adults, while Main Event is more family oriented.