It will be located in the Arcadia Business Park.
Frederick, Md (KM) A 37,560 square-foot family entertainment center is planned for an area south of Frederick City. Fourth Dimension Fun Center will be located in the Arcadia Business Park along Route 85 just before English Muffin Way. “We’ll have 16 lanes of gourmet bowling. We’ll have a full restaurant and bar service contained within those; large laser tag; full size arcade; a couple of escape rooms,” says Brian Holtzberger, who represents the owners, Fourth Dimension Fun Center ownership group.
Holtzberger says there is a need for this type of entertainment center in Frederick County. “Frederick has a huge population of young families,” he says. “Through our other businesses in the area, we’ve seen a lot of need something that the whole family can go to together.”
According a news release from St. John’s Properties, which is constructing the center, the bowling alley will feature state of the art pin-setting equipment that eliminates delays caused by mechanical malfunctions, and four, 289-inch television screens which will air live sporting events. The restaurant will specialize in stone fire pizza, chef-crafted burgers, an assortment of sandwiches, along with salads, appetizers and 24 beers on tap and eight wine selections.
The news release also says the laser tag area will have two types of blasters and feature 20 different game modes ranging from “Capture the Flag,” and “Zombie Mode.” There will be two interactive escape rooms.
Holzberger says this is a first for Frederick County. “There are actually large chains that are similar to what we’re doing–even as close as Columbia, Maryland–all over the country,” he says.
He says plans are to take possession of the building in the spring, and have the fun center open by Labor Day, 2020.
The owners of the former Frederick Town Mall are planning an entertainment center as well, with luxury movie theaters, a bowling alley and a trampoline park. Holzberger says the Fourth Dimension Fund Center is aware of that. “I’m not entirely sure whether that will exist. They’re in discussions. We’ve been in discussions for five years,” he says. “I have to imagine they’re still a few years away for being able to get anything concrete.”
Holzberger points out that the Fourth Dimension Family Fun Center is working with more than 37,000 square feet, while the owners of the former Frederick Town Hall are working with about 300,000 square feet.
The Fourth Dimension Fun Center, when it opens, is expected to employ 70 full time and part time workers, according to St. John’s Properties.
By Kevin McManus